It has been waaay too long. I sincerely apologize. I must remind myself that blogging ,for me, really is relaxing and I must do it more often. Now that our kitchen project is complete, I think I’ll be able to! Curtis and I rent, so we do not really have a say in any major changes to the house, but painting and rearranging can really help things a lot. (Anyone who watches Restaurant Impossible catch my little nod to the show in the title? Chef Robert is Curtis’ and my favorite. We speak in funny British accents when cooking…..we’re weird, I know.) So we’ve kind of been trying to make our rental a little more ‘us’ and a little more ‘home-y’, mainly meaning getting rid of all the flat white walls throughout the entire house. Remember how all my walls have paint samples all over them? And it was annoying me endlessly? Well, that’s still the case. Except in the kitchen! we finally got around to painting just one room, but it was the one I really wanted done, and it’s the best color ever.
Ever since M painted her guest bathroom La Marina blue (from Kelly Moore) I have coveted it so badly I’m almost ashamed to admit it. Almost.
*sigh* I love it so much. It’s the perfect shade of blue-grey-green for me- and my kitchen counters, cabinets, and floors are so glaringly white I felt the darkness would balance very well.
And it does.
I really can’t even describe how much I love how it turned out! I do my homework in my kitchen now. That’s weird, I know. But if my kitchen is clean (and that’s a big ‘if’, people), it can be a very calming place! Which is awesome on another level, because it actually helps me keep the kitchen cleaner….and the rearranging helped too. Having counter space helps me cook more because I’m not cramped with my two square feet of work room, so then since I’m cooking more, I branch out and cook new things, and then I branch out even more and cook healthier…..and it’s just one great big circle of happy, healthy people who aren’t starving cuz the kitchen’s messy. I’m not into Feng Shui or anything, but the way a room is arranged totally changes the mood of the room and your mood too. I guess that’s Feng Shui. So maybe I am into it.
All I did was paint for 8 hours and move the microwave. Amazing. 🙂