I'm afraid I've been stingy with the photos of my house since Mr. Speedy and I moved in. But, in my defence, we've had rewiring and patching going on, which is messy, and we still haven't unpacked. Not exactly the type of showpiece a homes editor wants to show off.
But, things are looking up. The patching guys left Sunday, and we were lucky enough to have been away for a long weekend so we didn't have to watch it!
With the invasive stuff done, we're now down to the priming and cleaning, so we're actually starting to think about how we'd like everything to look, and where things belong.
We're doing the painting ourselves, so it's going to be a long process. We'll just have to pick a room at a time and plug away until it's all done. But, that doesn't mean I can't start thinking about colours! After all, there are other necessary purchases to make, and I want to make sure everything matches when we're done.
So, it's time for you to meet my kitchen. It is not terribly cute, but it's functional. It's also not yet unpacked. There are some horrendous track lights (not pictured) to get rid off, and those brassy knobs have to go (I've got my eye on some simple stainless steel ones). The flooring could also use a revamp, but that's a bigger project that we've got to hold off on while we deal with storage and other, more pressing, issues.
In the meantime, I'm relying on the hugely transformative - and inexpensive - power of a fresh coat of paint. I love the green-grey hues in the living room and dining room (chosen by the previous owners) so much that we're going to keep them.
I'd like to continue the green trend into the kitchen and mudroom, the other two spaces on our main floor. But I don't like the current green in the kitchen.
I feel like the kitchen is a great place to embrace colour, and I find the current shade a little too pale. I would like something with a bit more depth and punch, plus it's a small space and the colour will only go on the top half of the wall. I've been thinking about lush, almost grassy greens, like the one shown, right, as the window over the sink looks into our backyard.
What do you think?