Before the kids are home with me full time for the summer, I've been scurrying to finish projects around the house. Now I can check off 'paint the kitchen' as one of them! To be truthful, it wasn't a dramatic change. The original color on the walls was an ivory that just had too much yellow in it for me. I wanted a calm, serene, Jeanne D'Arc Living off-white color. Benjamin Moore 'Dove White' to the rescue!
I just love this color! It's not stark white, and seems to have a hint of slight gray.
I'm so happy with how my blue and white china looks against this color:
This tool caddy from the flea market got a distressed paint job with 'Marilyn's Dress' by Benjamin Moore. I wasn't crazy about the red in it (see before here).
Over to the right I changed out some of the towels on the ladder:
Some herbs and fresh irises from the garden are enjoying sunlight by the window:
I love this wooden tote found at an antique mall:
A larger view from afar:
The cupboard shelves...
Inspired by Courtney of French Country Cottage's guesthouse kitchen, I made some curtains for the sink cabinet and window out of canvas dropcloth:
It's hard to see in the above photo with the glare, but this vintage wire piece/turned light fixture provides much needed light above the sink:
Nothing like roses to cheer up a kitchen:
It's nice to spend time in the kitchen now with this soothing new color on the walls. Maybe my cooking will improve with all this good karma. :)
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