Monday, July 26, 2010

Painting Dilemma ..

So this weekend I helped my mom paint her kitchen. Actually she is painting her entire house. We decided to start in the kitchen because we are both freaks and don't like any project nonsense going on in our kitchens. Best to get that right out of the way first. I am aching today from going up and down the ladder .. and I mean extension ladder .. that woman has some tall ass walls.

So this has got me thinking about painting my own kitchen .. as if just getting the bathroom done wasn't enough. Noooo .. let's tack on another project on the list. Honestly I'm not normally like this .. come August 23rd I'm back to school fulltime so I feel a little under the gun for things I want to accomplish before then.

The yellow just isn't doing it for me anymore. It makes me feel claustrophobic. I think I also read somewhere that couples argue most in a kitchen painted yellow. Not sure on the accuracy of that .. but I'm using this rumor as amunition so my husband won't get annoyed that I am painting again. I'm doing for our marriage honey ... yes that's it, our marriage. NOT!

I don't know why I picked this color, look how it does nothing for the cabinets!

Lately I'm really drawn to crisp whites, they just look so clean. I like clean. I was thinking about painting two walls white and two chocolate brown. Mostly because I have half a can of chocolate brown paint left over from another project and I AM CHEAP PEEPS! The kitchen was painted green when we moved in and I didn't like it at all.

Any advice?


  1. I haven't a clue where I found your blog, it was on some blog hop that I found while hopping around on other ones. But I found you, I'm following you and I'm having a blast reading your posts. I say mix the brown and white together for a light tan color but save a little brown for some kind of accent, maybe the trim or a line here or there. Just a thought.
    The tomatoes have end rot, I think, just pick the ones with the yucky bottoms so they don't spread their yuckiness to the rest.
    I like your list of "just do it". I am stuggling with my life style change. In fact I'm working on a post for Wednesday about it. I've lost 25 lbs in 8 months and would love to lose the last 20 in the 4 months but I'm at a stand still right now, just not interested though I know it's just me and I'm the one that chose to do this, I'm the one that's loving the new changes. I'm just a bit bored I think. I'll work on it.
    I'd love to read a bit more but need to head to bed. I'll be back when I get a chance.
    Just wanted to say hi. Take care and God Bless!!

  2. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!

  3. Hi there! New follower from Follow me back Tuesday! Very cool blog, glad I stumbled across it!


  4. Hello! Following you! Have a great Tuesday!

  5. Hi There,
    Thanks for linking up & following for FMBT. I am now following you back. have a great week.

  6. Hi there, I'm following you now through Tuesday Tagalong. :) I like the idea of chocolate brown walls, course I also love chocolate and think it goes great with a kitchen.

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  8. I think a nice, crisp blue would make your white appliances and trim and light cabinets pop. You could do a chocolate wall and brighten it up with white and blue accents.

  9. Stopping in from FMBT.
    I'm having the same dilemma...I want to change the kitchen around, but have no idea what to do. I'm all over turquoise right now. Not sure if that would work for you. :)

  10. Hey Doll! Here from FMBT to return your follow. I've been itching to paint my kitchen chocolate brown..or maybe orange. It's pretty big-so I think I can swing any color. I like the idea of you doing an accent wall or two w/ chocolate brown! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  11. Hi I am your newest follower from Mom Bloggers Club!

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    I am also hosting a twitter hop today on my blog and love for you to join in