Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kitchen Redo

When i first moved into my house we just threw some white paint up thinking we would come back to the kitchen later and repaint to a color we liked better. That was over 8 years ago. Time sure does fly. It was definitly time for a repaint

This past summer I had bought paint and all the supplies to paint the kitchen but as it happens plans don't always work out the way you had thought. I never got around to painting the kitchen over the summer. Now it's October and my Father's up coming visit finally spured me into finally getting the kitchen painted.  The colors I choose was orange for the walls and a grey for the cabinets. Once I started painting I realized the undertones of the orange were not exactly what I was looking for. They seemed very pinkish to me durning the day. At night, when this picture was taken, I'm fine with the color.

In order to bring out more of the brown in the orange I stained the wall unit and the shelves I put up a dark brown.   I distressed the edges giving it a really nice worn look. Anyone who knows me knows I really don't like dark wood but I fell in love with the way they turned out.  It really didn't help the orange and the jury is still out on the color. My Aunt and sister suggested doing a glaze over the top. I'm considering it.

Remember these corbels I bought at the Brimfield Antique Market here goes a set holding up one of the shelves I put up. More will follow they need to be prepped.

Here is a look when everything was put in place.

Here are things I learned while doing my Kitchen. Look at tons of pictures that inspire you and  create a mood board to keep you on track for the look you are after. Something I didn't do and therefore didn't quite get the look I wanted. I was after a tuscan farmhouse look.

Here are a couple of pictures of what I was looking for and being honest with myself the only thing that was on track is the shelves and bookcase.

Can you feel a kitchen redo in the making. And yes a mood board will be done before I even hit the stores to buy paint again LOL

It's awesome you stopped by!!!....Thanks


  1. I think you did an amazing job. You bought some POP into your kitchen with the paint job.

  2. I think it looks great! I love the corbels, they add so much character. Hopefully we can see it in person next year! xoxo jess