Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Kitchen Remodel is Back On

I stalled out big time on the kitchen project, and I didn't post any pictures because I wasn't liking the paint that I picked out. I'm terrible at interior decorating! Notoriously awful! I can't tell what a thing is going to look like before I put it up at all. Once it's up, I can tell you if I like it or not, but I have to mess up a few times to find something I even think is acceptable. I always have to paint rooms at least twice, because the first time is usually bad. Once I spent a few days making new curtains for my kitchen (which, like the rest of my house has lots of big windows) only to put them up and realize that I had created the singularly most ugly curtains in creation. If only you knew. They were SERIOUSLY Delores Jane Umbridge UGLY UGLY UGLY. I had no clue until I put them on my windows and then realize that I had committed a huge travesty!

So anyway, I did it again with my paint. It wasn't as bad as those horrid curtains, but I didn't like it. So I lost all interest in my new kitchen, and I stalled out big time. Well I just repainted, and I think I like it this time. Now we just have to put up a new ceiling, new lighting, trim, and a couple of small filler cabinets (You'll understand when you see the gaps in the pic). Here's how it's looking. What do you think? Really I want to know. You are talking to the design challenged, so any input would be greatly appreciated.
I painted this one small wall around the cabinets, and the door to my basement this dark blue to give it a punch and to pull out the color in my back splash.
I painted the rest of the room this gold. It's the same color that's in my living room and piano room. I figured it was safe because I already knew I liked that color. Plus it goes well with my floor, I think.

7 comments:

Karen said...

I like it!

lizS said...

okay, so you have blue and gold? is that right? or you are doing gold and just haven't gotten to covering the blue? i can't remember what you had up before. i like the gold, it looks really good. i can't tell if i like the blue, if the blue is staying. i'd have to see it with the floor.

Your Favorite, and Mine - Mary said...

I really like the blue. Great contrast. And I remember those curtains! HA! They were ugly.

Happy birthday to the birthday girl!

timpani76 said...

I'll tell you when I come over to your house on Friday. I never can tell stuff from just looking at pictures ;)

Eyepoke said...

I think the blue looks a little wierd with the dark wood. Like... a scubagear in church.

Trever and Heather said...

I like the blue and the gold a lot.

Jeanette and Jason said...

I never got around to commenting but I wanted to tell you that I like the color combination. I think you did a good job.