Monday, October 8, 2012

A Whimsical Makeover...The Kitchen...Again...

8 months ago, we took this kitchen:

And turned it into this:

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We loved everything about it. From the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen and Old Ochre on the  Cabinets to the new Butcher Block counters, it was perfect for us. Then the honeymoon phase was over. We thought we did the right thing by choosing the perfect green for our kitchen. Boy were we wrong.

So, after thinking long and hard, we decided to repaint the kitchen.  I wanted something clean and neutral. I wanted something that blended in. I wanted something that let the decor speak for itself.

So, without further is our new color: Benjamin Moore - Indian White:

The color change is subtle in the picture but dramatic in person. I think this might stay for a while. :)

As for the decor...I am still working on it. If you regularly follow my blog, you know that I am a picker. I love junking through old barns, shopping the unique stores in our area and my monthly pilgrimage to the flea market. 

I do not shop at big box stores for home decor (with the exception of things that might contain skin cells, like sofas, mattresses and clothes). Because of this, it takes me a bit longer to pull a room together. 
Shopping local and shopping vintage are important to me so I don't mind waiting. 

Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  1. Good color choice! It brightens up the room ... although I liked the green, too. :)

  2. LOVE your new color! I agree it really brightens it up and pulls it all together! Have fun hunting and picking that is the best part of decorating!

  3. Love the color on the first, But really understand the desire to go brighter
    and when you realize the work ahead ...o my. I think the new color is brighter and will be a great back drop for your in the resale aspect you made a really smart choice.

  4. I like your new color. Another item caught my attention, your charming metal stool.
    Mary Alice

  5. Glad that you went with the white walls...the entire kitchen looks OUTSTANDING!!! Thanks for sharing at my party.


  6. Love the colours in your kitchen, and the new white looks like it was meant to be. Your counters are so pretty.

  7. LOVE the white. And I love shopping for vintage and handmade things too. Your kitchen is looking great!

  8. i love this new color! we painted our kitchen a green when we moved in, and i loved it. now i want something lighter and brighter...when we finally update that space, the paint is changing, too!

  9. Such a great update & I love the neutral colors! Your counter tops & floors are amazing, too!


  10. Wow! That's absolutely beautiful! I love the colors and I love the beadboard.

  11. Love your kitchen. The color is awesome. You sound like me. I decorate with secon hand but not upholstered furniture or anything with an "ick" factor.

  12. I love it! Green is a tough color to get just right. I really like the butcher block counter, and wow, you have a lot of cabinet space! :)


    P.S. I'm a new follower!

  13. LOVE this. I just recently painted my kitchen colors very similar to yours. And I love them.

  14. Thanks for your post. I’ve been thinking about writing a very comparable post over the last couple of weeks, I’ll probably keep it short and sweet and link to this instead if thats cool. Thanks. st. charles kitchen remodels