Guys. I have paint in my hair. Primer under my finger nails. And a bit of project regret lingering in my gut. Ugh. So dramatic. But seriously, I have spent hours this week with paint brush and roller in hand. I’ve been tackling the living room in our new place, from walls to ceilings to trim. Literally everything needed paint. The walls had endless holes and dents that had to be patched and sanded, and numerous stains to be scrubbed and dust to be cleared. But despite the crick in my neck and the calluses forming on my hands, I am so excited about how it’s coming together. The only problem? Once one room starts looking shiny, fresh and new, the old dingy state of the others becomes even more abundantly clear. In particular, that kitchen! I can see it right now. Leering at me from the doorway of the living room in all of it’s 80s golden oak glory. Sadly, all the original character of our 1908 has long since been cleared out of the kitchen, but that doesn’t keep me from being inspired by these old, pretty kitchens where great light, a coat of white paint and functional accessories reign supreme. There are no zillion dollars renovations in these kitchens, friends. There’s simply thoughtful design, a few pretty touches and well-loved carafes, tea kettles and knives on display. Rather beautiful, don’t you think?
Here’s to the power of paint and loading up a room with the pieces you love! And to fingers crossed that I’ll have some it’s-getting-there progress photos to share with you next week.