As I continue to struggle with all the rain and cold, and have zero in the way of inspiration for outfits I’m going to once again distract you with my house. Look, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the house again. Now I love me some interior design almost as much as I love fashion, but my budget does not allow for fancy-pants decorators, so I muddle along as best I can with the skills that I have.
Here is the kitchen when Ad-man and I bought the house several years ago. Snoozy, ho-hum white:
I did a little DIY project to add some color and interest. The counter tops where a lime green ( much brighter, and uglier then they look). Yellow compliments green right? Right???
Ouch, that hurts the eyes a bit doesn’t it. Sorry folks. It’s like an art project on a bad acid trip.
Remodel FAIL! I mean it’s got color and all, but not in a good way. Although you can’t kick a girl for trying.
We then went to plan B and did some pricing for a new kitchen, cabinets, counter tops etc. Yowza, can you say sticker shock. It was going to be close to 35K, and we didn’t want to sell a kidney for Petes sake. Enter Handy Dad. My dad can do just about anything, so he and I went to work on ugly kitchen.
Even THAT looks better.
We decided to pick a softer more muted paint color, something in a light khaki green and ended up using Benjamin Moore Crown point sand. The lime green formica counter-top was replaced by tile in earthy tones. Dad made me new cabinet doors without that 80’s curved panel. Some new hardware, sexy under-cabinet lighting and BOOM, you’re done:
Here’s a view of the other side of the room.
The whole project cost us less than 2K. Granted Dad and I did all the work, but it was fun to spend quality time with him and now the kitchen is not only much more aesthetically pleasing, but it’s filled with happy memories of my Dad. Thanks Dad you ROCK!