Every once in a while I get a bee in my bonnet, as my sweet Mama would say, and I decide something needs to be changed immediately. I decide that I don’t like it, or it’s just not quite right, or simply that I think I have a better idea for said object. This case-in-point-bee-in-my-bonnet is the lower kitchen cabinets. I decided that the light grey wasn’t working, looked a little drab, and needed to be painted. Here we go again with the paint. It’s like Groundhog Day in the kitchen. Forth time’s a charm?
Getting down to the nitty-gritty, the light grey bottom cabinets weren’t complimenting those concrete countertops I worked so hard to build; and the sink that I worked so hard to refinish and get installed. I really wanted those to pop and the light grey was pulling them down. So, I decided on a warm blue to brush on and then also, change out the hardware to a brushed brass.
I got the blue idea from one of the many magazine tear sheets I have piled up in my office. Old fashioned Pinterest, if you will, my favorite way to grab inspiration.
All in a day’s work and a whole new look. I do realize that white kitchens are on trend right now, but when have I ever been one to always walk with the crowd. I had to pop in some color to show off the other features that I actually like better than my cabinets. Still, with the new blue paint job, I’m digging my cabinets now almost as much.
Always a work in progress, our kitchen only has two more major projects to go, to be “complete.” A vent system needs to be installed, and I’d like to build cabinets around our fridge to make it look like a built-in. In the meantime, little redo projects like painting the cabinets are easy and inexpensive tweaks.
Here’s hoping the next bee doesn’t fly into my bonnet for another few years……