Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Seven Year Itch

This week marks the 7th anniversary of being in our house (wow, time flies) and with that I'm getting the itch to make some changes. When we bought the house there was no color on the walls. It didn't even look like paint really more like primer. Anyway, we painted most of the rooms within the first few months and I was really happy with how everything looked. Now...


The kitchen is the place I seem to spend most of my time. I like my little kitchen a lot. When we moved in I wanted a yellow kitchen, but after 3 different shades of yellow, I gave up and went with red. Bold? Yes. A huge pain to paint? Yes, but I loved it. Loved...


After looking at my red kitchen for the past 6 years, I've decided that the major problem is my funky orange colored oak cabinets. I have NEVER been a fan of oak and these are just plain ugly. So now, I think I've about had it and I'm ready to FINALLY try and paint them. We are planning a kitchen redo down the road so I figure if they are truly horrible, I won't be stuck with them forever. Now the only question is "which white is right?" Hmmm...


I zipped an email to Melanie over at My Sweet Savanah because she has amazing taste and seems to know how to pull off the whole white thing. She recommended Roadster White by RL and I'm going to give it a try. She said it is more of a cream, which I think would work better for me than a true white. I'm hoping it will be a little forgiving in the cleaning department. The last thing I need is for every fingerprint and splatter to show. So anyway, the plan is to hit the Home Depot today and pick up a qt. and see how it looks. I have a couple of things I can paint to see how it looks against the red before I totally commit. Kind of scary, but kind of exciting as well.

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4 comments:

Jenny said...

I can't wait to see the results. I definitely think white is the way to go.
I really like red walls. Good on you for taking the brave option there.

Jenny said...

PS: My blog address has changed.
www.4chooks.com

debra said...

It took us about 8 yrs to paint our cabinets. I hated them from the day we moved in, it just took me a while to do something. We used Behr semi gloss white - right from the can - no tinting. I love the look but it is hard to keep clean so I think you are smart to pick something not so white! If I had it to do again...

Can't wait to see your new look. :)

Our Red House said...

I think your kitchen will look lovely in an off-white against the red walls. I'm looking forward to seeing the results.

Kate