Thursday, May 16, 2013

Kitchen Before & After

While these photos certainly don't demonstrate the most dramatic of transformations (not yet, at least), the new paint job in my galley kitchen is definitely an improvement! I've owned this house for five years and have repainted nearly every room except the kitchen...mainly because it needed the most work and felt the most daunting. Take a look at these before shots- peeling paint, mismatched finishes, a dull color to begin with, a ceiling that scared/scares me...





Oh my gosh- it gives me anxiety to look back at it! It was time for a change...a big one at that. So onto the Benjamin Moore site I logged and began to weigh my options digitally. I initially was leaning toward more of a greige but quickly realized that this space needed more cheerfulness after such a dull, drab green existence. 


The color Beach Haven with a Mascarpone trim won out in the end. Beach Haven is a great sandy beige with just a hint of yellow. I liked that it brought out the lighter tones in the travertine tile and kitchen counter...not that I picked those out to begin with but sometimes you gotta work with what you've got.








Now where to go from here? All of the drapes in the kitchen were handmade by moi just a few weeks after I moved in five years ago. They were my first project but they should probably be switched out now. I also keep referring back to Jessie Epley's fabulous home feature on the Glitter Guide. Her kitchen was such a cute and well decorated space. As you can imagine, I'm now in the kitchen styling zone...


So now we officially enter phase 2, styling the space. I can't wait to show this little kitchen some love and give it the attention it deserves. Maybe then all my work will be done...probably not though. ;)

6 comments:

  1. love the color, makes such a huge difference!

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    1. Thanks, Banks! Thank goodness that color makes a huge difference. I don't know why I waited so long!

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  2. Nice job, looks really pretty


    xx

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  3. Suggs, getting caught up on your posts. The kitchen looks spectacular! Can't wait to see what you do next!

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    1. Awww thanks, Roebuck! Hope your new house is starting to feel like home!!!

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