Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My obsession with white

Since moving into our home, I had been wanting to change the kitchen to reflect my style. A mixture of airiness, functionality, light and country-coziness. You can say our kitchen lacked that certain joie de vivre, but my husband always was fine with our dull cabinets. I'm the obsessed one who lives here! SO, with that said, the 'easiest' and cost effective face lift I could muster up was to paint the drab wood cabinets a bright neutral white. In theory, it worked. In reality, let's just say it was a job that was TOTALLY underestimated in my mind. If it had not been for a dear family member helping us out, we would still be without cabinet doors and still slaving over paint (thank you Thawee!!) 

All the work was put into sanding, priming, painting and screwing everything back in! I left the lazy susan door off since it would have been a NIGHTMARE to put back on. However, I was also inspired to leave it off and cover with burlap (I went with plain ol' cloth in the end); it gives it more of a rustic and farmhouse appeal, which I was going for. 
For two years I had OBSESSED over white colors (and still do) because not all are created equal! Some have warm undertones, cool, neutral and to say I was overwhelmed definitely an understatement. In the end, I decided to go with BM Moonlight White since that was neutral and I was afraid that a yellow undertone might come off as 'dingy' given the lack of light. I'm happy with the outcome and happily scratched this off my list. 

My next endeavors include adding a chalkboard wall, changing the floors and painting the walls. This is definitely a room that will never quite be finished! 

The prep work had begun... and mess galore!
More mess..

Lazy susan all dressed up

As white as snow

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