The kitchen was in need of a freshening. So we are beginning with paint. I've tried unsuccessfully to use color on the kitchen walls. It just doesn't work for me. I really can't say why either because it's the only room that is white in our entire house.
We contemplated painting for a while. I really don't enjoy painting. I love the results, though. So after much consideration we chose an slightly off white color. The woodwork was tan, but now it is a mayonnaise white to match the rest of the house. For those of you who might be grossed out over painted woodwork, I live in an ooooold house. This woodwork was painted many, many years ago and had been painted many, many times before I arrived here. Over the years I've tried a lot of different color combinations, but the mayonnaise white (which just means a whisper of yellow that is not detectable, but warms the white) is the best on the woodwork. No matter what you paint the walls, the mayonnaise looks good. (It's a tip I learned from an HGTV designer/host and it's a good one.)
While there is not much contrast between the two colors, mayonnaise trim and slightly off white walls, I like the feeling in the room. My husband and I have been working on it for two days. We patched drywall, cleaned every appliance - inside and out, tightened screws, and painted three luscious coats on the trim and just one on the walls and ceiling.
We've even picked out a new light fixture, which is not going up today. We are burned out, just now. It's been hard quality work and we needed a little break. I actually had to give myself a nap break today - the paint fumes and the sore arms were really getting to me and it's no good to be crabby in the middle of such an event.
We have a couple of things to accomplish before we can bring things back together, so it will be one or two more days of evening work. Still on the list: fresh coat of sealer on the wood floor and a good scrubbing of the linoleum. Oh, and the windows will need cleaning. (I might have gotten a little paint on one or two of them.) ;-)
I'm taking this opportunity to revise what is necessary in the kitchen. There were definitely too many things in there and I'd like to rethink, reorganize and reduce, while I have the chance.
My fabulous hubby worked his magic and I love him completely for sticking with me through the process. Someday soon there will be pictures. But not today. I'm tuckered.