Over a MONTH ago (HERE) my husband and I finally got around to updating the walls in the main living area. The pictures of the new colors in the "Seating Area" and "Club Room" have been posted, but I had not been able to get pictures of the new kitchen look.
At long last, I have pictures. First, here is the "Before" of the kitchen. I loved the wallpaper when we moved in nine years ago. I had grown heartily tired of it, but I didn't know what color I wanted to go with.
This little shelf area decorated a bare spot between the slider and the kitchen cabinets.
We stripped all the wallpaper and the kitchen was white on white on white. What to do? I kind of wanted a vintage "feel" if I could possibly get one, but had to work with a red tile floor and olive green curtains on the slider. Most importantly, I had to make THIS COUCH work in the room adjoining the kitchen. Quite a dilemma.
After much deliberation (and a marriage counselor--JUST kidding!), my husband and I agreed on a colonial blue. I waffled all over the place worried that I would make the wrong choice. My husband tried to let me decide, but finally I made a wise decision. He's a paint contractor and an artist. The man knows color--let HIM decide! I was thrilled with his choice.
I hauled out ALL of my cobalt blue glass and liberally sprinkled it about.
Here's a shot of the full kitchen. Notice more cobalt glass above the sink and on top of the frig. Especially notice my copper jello mold over the stove. At least it's vintage!
Here's one of my favorite things. After we chose the color and got it on the walls, I remembered that I had seven blue doorknobs. I quickly found them and, lo and behold, they matched perfectly! Oh, to have had enough for the whole kitchen! Since there weren't enough, I chose to make them a focal point on the front of the bar.
(Does this win the prize of most links to past posts in one new post?)