I’m going to show you something I’ve never shown you before…ever…my kitchen. This expansive space is the home of Christmas cookie parties, brownie batter spoon licking contests, comfort food meal preparation and Saturday mornings spent at the conversation bar. It’s being prepped for a little makeover.
I know right? Not even close. I feel sort of selfish for wanting something else when this kitchen is actually really nice. I tried to look around online for maple cabinet/black granite countertops inspiration but the truth is there’s not much out there. It’s the dreamy white cabinets that are all the rage, blog posts that chronicle how to paint your maple cabinets the perfect shade of white and how to “deal with” black granite countertops.
I could give you a laundry list of things I could change to make this kitchen my “dream kitchen”. I could paint the walls, paint the cabinets, add white subway tile backsplash, change the hardware, add salvaged elements, buy new pendent lights, add textured rugs or reorganize the layout. Some of those things are actually going to happen but this is real life, does anyone else hear the sound of a cash register’s bell ringing?
I’ve challenged myself to accept that in using my current resources both financial and creative it will ignite a spark of inspiration. A spark that will allow my decorating style to be combined with another’s love of wood grain, black granite countertops and stainless steel appliances without feeling like a major compromise.
After living with this beautiful color called Green Tea, which suited my needs in a coastal cottage for the past five years, I’ve finally taken the plunge and began painting the kitchen.
It was a hard decision to narrow down. I left it like this for WEEKS and lived in polka dot paradise.
I was so worried I would make a mistake, I couldn’t chose a paint color. Finally, I woke up and realized it’s only paint. It came down to two shades.
Valspar’s Quail Egg or Cream in my Coffee…