Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Kitchen Colors and Dreams

No I have not died or quit blogging. My mom is visiting from Virginia and so it's kinda like I'm on vacation too.
*Sigh* *blush* I also don't have a whole lot of projects going on right now.... kinda leaves me with a little bit of nuth'n to blog about.

I am planning on starting on a playhouse kinda like this one for my boys any day now.

I'm also getting ready to start painting my kitchen cabinets. Which brings us to the main subject. Let us once again refresh the memory card with what my kitchen did look like.

It then progressed to this (see below). While it is a little better, it still wasn't me.

The dining room has moved on, but the kitchen had reached a stalemate and still looks like the above photo.

Until last night. My husband added an extension to the top which (though unpainted) makes me start to hear those first few notes of the Hallelujah Chorus. Ummm, please excuse the stuff you see peaking up from the counter tops. That's why I cropped the picture.

It is truly amazing the height that this has added. I was also overjoyed to receive my samples in the mail from Caromal Colours today. Let me show you which ones I'm looking at.

I'm wanting to do white on the top.

Then one of these colors on the bottom. The Cobblestone is a greenish gray color.

The putty is... putty colored.

Here are some of my two tone inspiration pictures found on google image search.

And some more of the pictures that have inspired my kitchen.
Ana Williamson Architect-Princeton Road traditional kitchen

Some colors....
buttrickwong contemporary kitchen

Some styles....
Lettered Cottage kitchen traditional kitchen

Some great ideas....
The Old Painted Cottage traditional dining room

Pantry & Baking Center traditional kitchen

hhbradys ideabook kitchen eclectic kitchen

All beautiful!

So, that's the plan. Oh, and I want to add a new light in the kitchen since florescent lights give me hives and make me think gloomy things.

Both very neat, but very different. Price difference too. Makes a difference.
CSNSTORES(sorry about the small picture, I got lazy.)
What do you think?


Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Your dining room is looking soooo awesome! I love the soft muted greens in those kitchens.

Melissa said...

I'm with Kris, those soft greens are so pretty. However, even a cream or grayish color would be really pretty too! Its amazing how adding that piece to the top of your cabinets really transforms the whole look, now it is looking more and more like a farm house kitchen! Can't wait to see what you do! Hope you all had a fun lunch today! H and I were wishing we were there too!

mydesignchic said...

Love the way the kitchen in the Jenni Leasia Design photo looks!! Great post...

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

I love two-toned cabs in the kitchen. In our old place we did white on top with a deep taupe on bottom (black counters). The wall were beadboarded 3/4ths up the wall and painted the same white as the upper cabs. Used a sage green for above the beadboard.

Can't wait to see what your choose. I'm sure it will be beautiful!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Looking good! I have two cabinet tones in my kitchen and I love it! My cabinets are cherry with a a cinnamon stain/brown glaze and my island is cream/brown glaze - I love it! Love the addition your hubby did! Nice job!

michelle said...

I love the height that was added, it really does make a huge difference. I am all for two-toned. I just did my cabinets a white and a soft greenish-blue. I can;t wait to see what you pick! I like them all! :)

I wish my hubby was on board with ousting our florescent lighting, I HATE it!!!! I like the second light, I am sure that that one is the more expensive one? I do like the first one too though! Have fun and can't wait to see how it is coming together! Hope you are having a great visit with your mom!!!

Midwest Cottage said...

I cannot wait to see what you choose! P.S. I love that huge apron sink..gosh!

karab said...

you need more projects?!? :)

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