Before catching the flu I managed to get the beadboard and upper cupboards painted with all the dishes back in place. I decided to stick with the existing paint color, SW Dover, but change the finish from satin to semi-gloss. Now to get motivated and get the remaining cupboards painted.
I can’t believe how raising the cupboards 3″ has made such a huge difference. As I stated earlier I could never place pretty thing, or even my Kitchen Aid mixer on the counter….it just didn’t fit. Now I’m excited to style them in different ways to see what I like best.
Did you happen to notice I added a little bit of my yellow back into the kitchen with flowers, dishcloths, and my enamel ware Dutch oven. It’s a much subtler look but still lets me have a little pop of color. I’m also using a few throw pillows on the sofa with butterscotch tones to them so I didn’t completely get rid of all the yellow.
Remember the bar stool dilemma? Well, here’s what I ended up with, all 4 stools stained in dark walnut to match the dining room table. (I still have something planned for the foot runner, so come back to see that later). The chairs don’t all match perfectly but I’m not messing with them any further.
You can see here how every other chair has a little more warm tone to it. Apparently 2 chairs were one type of wood and 2 another type so they didn’t satin up the same but I’m happy with them and they do match the dining table.
So if you hear me ever say I’m going to paint them clobber me……I don’t want to live that whole ordeal again. Every now and again I have a lapse in judgement and need to be reminded what a stupid idea that was.
In this photo you can see my under cabinet lighting, they never worked before…..they’re motion sensored, but now that the cabinets are higher they work perfectly. I’d forgot they were even there until I placed something on the counter and they popped on.
If you missed the other post related to the kitchen beadboard install just click the photos below.