There will be an intro into our home and projects in the near future but until then, wanted to share a long overdue painting project tackled this weekend.
We have been in our house for about four and a half years now. This whole time, four and a half years, there has been a hideous mauve color above our cabinets. I luuurrrve my kitchen granite-wise and size-wise but there are some dated issues obviously, namely the cabinets, trim, appliances, and the mauve. I have painted all of the bedrooms, bathrooms, living room wall, and some trim in that four and a half years. But not the mauve. We have the dreaded pickled oak cabinets and this mauve makes them seem even more pink, especially at night when the lights are on. Don’t get me started on the pickled oak cabinets, that’s a whole other beast.
Anywho, last week I got the itch for another painting project (I LOVE to paint so this happens frequently every once in a while) and tada! the mauve was on my hit list. Plus, it helped that Sherwin-Williams has 30% off this month. I knew I wanted something that will work with our river rock backsplash (which I do love), work with the dark gray accent wall in the dining/living room, and have the effect of minimizing the pinkness of these cabinets, so I honed in on the gray/greiges – my favorite color arena anyway :)
I scoped out some possible colors on their website then went at lunch to get swatches, but only about half of them were on the floor. I asked the associate if they had a paint deck I could use for the others and after the third one of him trying to flip through and find, I just asked how much they charged for the deck (so I didn’t have to wait anymore), to which he replied “Oh we give them away”. Whaaaaa?!! I said “really? that would be awesome!” and he gave it to me. Therefore, after which, I spent the afternoon playing with it and finally decided on my color, Functional Gray. It’s a lighter shade of what’s on the living room wall so it will tie them together, a close color to the grout and some of the rocks in the backsplash, and cool enough to tame the cabinet pinkiness.
Why, oh WHY did it take me this long to paint them??? Now the stupid cabinets and stupid white appliances are all that dates my kitchen, but I can tolerate those beasts for a while. Not a huge fan of the track lights either…
And I promise, I will work on learning how to take big-girl, non-iPhone pictures someday :/