Or, how I ended up painting my kitchen.
You know the window seats we started working on? Well, we borrowed our neighbor's miter saw to cut the trim. It seemed the perfect time to cut some other trim that we had been wanting to install in the kitchen for, say, two years.
The saw worked great! The trim looked awesome! We painted it white, and held it up to make sure it looked the way we wanted.
And oh my, was it ever white. Really white. Much whiter than anything else in the room. You can see where this is going, right?
I have created a monster. You know -- the painting monster. I didn't mean to do it. But now that you have painted this, you should go over there and paint that. Oh and look, there's another thing, and then the one right next to it . . . . .
There's no denying that our whole house needs a fresh coat of paint, inside and out. The only room that has been done recently is the dining room, and even it could use a touch-up. Lots of folks hanging out in little house = smudged and dinged walls.
We'll be at this for a while. But I couldn't wait to show off my new thrifted milk glass from last week, plus I needed a little instant gratification to bolster my resolve to keep going.
I don't know what these purple flowers are, but don't they look great with my faux spider mums?
After years of waffling on what counter tops to put in, we decided to just build a wood counter. I can't tell you how much I love it! These will both get sanded and stained as soon as we buy a sander.
You can see just a peek of the lower black painted cabinets in the photo above. We're on a hunt for some more vintage-style glass knobs and pulls, to match the other side of the kitchen. I had bought some a while back, but robbed them from the kitchen to put on a piece of furniture I was selling. Isn't that how it always goes?!
Thanks for coming by to see my progress :) I'm joining:
Debra's Vintage Inspiration at Common Ground
Courtney's Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Heather and Vanessa's Inspiration Friday at At The Picket Fence
Cindy's Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Debbie and Shannon's Power of Pinterest Party.