It feels like it's been years since I last posted about anything home/DIY related, but I've finally compiled my pictures and I'm ready to share some updates.
Last time I posted anything kitchen related I was lamenting my cabinet staining FAIL. My cabinets didn't quite come out the same shade.
But restaining the cabinets was such a HUGE undertaking that I just didn't have the energy to fix it immediately. I decided to focus on a few other things in the kitchen that were bothering me. First up the maroon paint (seriously how dark is it in there?). I was planning to paint it blue, because I'm in LOVE with this granite and it has a blue vein through it.
I did a little shopping and I think this granite will be hard to find and since the only chance I have at affording granite is if I can find a remnant I like, it's very unlikely. So back to color. If I wasn't going with blue then maybe yellow? Turns out my mom no longer likes the window coverings that she made (and spent a TON of time on) for her living room. I've always liked them and snagged one to replace the vertical blinds I currently had on the patio door.
Anyway her curtains made me settle on a light green. I struggle with light colors - I tend to paint with saturated hues. I put about 6 slightly different samples on the wall (can't find the picture anymore). Crossed my fingers and picked a shade and voila!
I am in love with the green. Its amazing but the two tone cabinets don't drive me nearly as crazy now that the room is no longer maroon. I still have quite a bit left to do in the kitchen, but it's awesome how much of a difference paint makes.
Kitchen at the very beginning and then after restaining cabinets and repainting.