"hmm... I wonder what that would look like in a different color? hmmm... I wonder how that would look if I moved it over there..." "hmm... how about wallpaper... window treatments?... hmmm..."
The prognosis... I will live in a very well-loved home, pouring myself into every nook and cranny... but, I will probably never see my home as finished and be able to put the paint brush or tape measure down! Do any of you suffer from this same condition? :) Oy! It's both a blessing and curse I tell ya.
Last week I wrote about adding some more contrast to my all white kitchen... I've been thinking about it ever since. I didn't paint my cabinets black yet, but this afternoon while the kids napped... I decided to paint one wall. Carpe Diem right? What used to look like this:
Our kitchen walls are a soft, light green.
Grecian Green by Benjamin Moore
Now looks like this:
IKEA EKBY shelves
Paint: Galveston Gray by Benjamin Moore
A few thoughts on this project:
- This truly was so easy and didn't cost a thing. I just used paint left over from the dining room. I LOVE this gray. It's Galveston Gray by Benjamin Moore. It's a wonderful, cool-gray. Using left over paint in different areas of your home is not only economical, but it allows your rooms to flow nicely from one to another.
- I really didn't mind the children artwork on the wall. This is a designated kid zone. But I wanted to add shelves because I don't have a place to put the kid projects that need to sit somewhere rather than being taped up. I have a whole wall where I tape things up.
- While at IKEA picking up the brackets, I was really debating whether or not to go for white or black. I decided to go with black. So glad I did. White would've worked and would've been the safe choice. I LOVE the contrast of the black, against the gray wall in my all white kitchen. The risk paid off.
Sorry for the grainy, un-styled pictures. But at this point, if I wait to style each photo and try to get the perfect shot, I may never get to posting a single project. Hope you get the idea. Trust me... I'll be styling away in the days ahead. :)
Last Friday, I wrote about doing something over the weekend that made your heart sing. This is what did it for me. A mini-makeover that breathed new life into a tired corner. What about you?