I’ve learned I have some new stress habits since I’ve gotten married. When I feel anxious or worried, I have to DO something- like, weed or rake leaves or paint something. Monday I didn’t have to babysit, so I decided on a whim to repaint the kitchen. If you remember in a previous post, it was a BIG deal trying to find THE kitchen paint color. I don’t know why I made a big deal about it, but I did. At first the kitchen was yellow, which is fine, but after life in yellow and creme colored walls, I needed a break (sorry Mom.) I wasn’t brave enough for a bold color, so I went with Benjamin Moore’s Powell Buff because of how neutral it is, thinking I just need fun accessories. However, I don’t really do fun accessories that much, so the kitchen ended up looking really boring. I also never finished painting the entire thing, so random spots of the kitchen were still yellow.
I used Valspar’s Crystal Aqua for this, and its a LOOOOTTT brighter than I thought it would be. I still have moments when I walk in my kitchen and jump, still shocked that I actually did it. However, I haven’t finished part of the kitchen where the washer/dryer are. I had big plans for that area, but until then it’s covered up with a big, yellow bedsheet.
After Monday’s venture, Bobby put me on a painting hiatus for awhile. There’s still a lot of stuff to do in the kitchen, such as fill in that huge blank space of a wall, close in the laundry area, but for now, I’m happy in my bright blue kitchen!