Wednesday, August 6, 2014

What Am I Doing In My Kitchen???

Well for the time being, nothing.  But..... and this is a HUGE BUT- almost like a Kardashian sized one..... I fell in love with a new project.  I haven't fully committed yet.  BUT (there it is again).... odds are I'm starting on it in the fall or when I finally finish my master closet in 2063.

Speaking of the closet- I do have some teaser photos.  It's by no means even close to being done.  This is just the semi-finished right side.  Here we stand now.

I ran out of wood and haven't been back to get some more.  Don't you hate when that happens?  ;) But 2 of the 3 shelves are in and 1 of the 2 hanging bars is in.  Actually I already have my clothes hanging on it but that photo will have to wait.

So back to the new favorite project that I haven't started yet.  Let's talk kitchen cabinets.  When I bought the house, they were fugly orangey oak.  I apologize- I'm totally exposing my boob light to you.  NSFW photo here.  My bad.

It took me a bit but they were painted cuz mama wasn't living with that horrible mess....

While I LOVED getting rid of the orangey oak.  I wasn't all that happy with the "off" white of the cabinets.  See I had read that I should paint them the color of my trim- so that's what I did.  Which would have been fine if the appliances weren't snow white.  And while the intention is to get stainless appliances AT SOME POINT- that point is going to be many many years down the line when one of the appliances breaks.  So the foreseeable future will consist of these very white ones.  Against  antique white cabinets- which drives me nuts on a daily basis.  Now don't get me wrong- I love white cabinets.  I'm not a fan of wood stained cabinets at all.  So I'm definitely happy that I painted them a couple years ago.  But I'm thinking it's time for a change.  Plus they are kind of chipping so they need to be fixed.

For awhile now, I've been thinking and researching and watching tv shows to see their cabinet color choices.  One of my favorite designers, Sarah Richardson, does many a kitchens with colored kitchen cabinets and I seem to love every one of them.  But it wasn't until I saw this photo in a magazine that I got an idea.  I posted it on my FB page a while back and it still has me at Hello.