I Blame It On His Color-Blindness

So, yeah. If you’ve been around much this week you’ve noticed a lack of depth in the posting department. That sentence makes me chuckle because it suggests there is some inherent weightiness on a normal basis.

I suppose that depends upon what type of load we have placed upon the scales.

Sorry. I’m being gross. Consider that a prelude to the baby poop I’ll be telling you about in a sec. {Wait! Come Back! It’s not what you think!}

Don’t you wonder what in the world that has to do with my current kitchen-freshening project?

Yes, I am terming it a ‘freshening’ because technically we aren’t remodeling anything. I’m changing paint and curtains and even though that sounds somewhat simple, please keep in mind I removed wallpaper border that came off in pieces that ranged in size from a dime to a quarter. This is the part where you will want to give me awesome tips on stubborn wallpaper removal that will make me wonder why oh why did I not ask you for your brilliance last week? {p.s. I used DIF and a Paper Tiger. However, the problem came from the walls not being primed all the way to the ceiling since border would cover the top portion of the wall. SO, the part that was so awful to remove was the part that was on straight sheet rock. Yay me, I didn’t tear anything up! I was gentle, gentle church building committee! }

I think we’ve pretty well established I make Luke nervous when I start tearing the house apart. In order to keep things relatively calm, I finished the dining half of the kitchen first and have yet to complete the other. It may or may not get completed in the next few days. I’m praying my impulsive, ADHD, OCD’ness will kick in soon but as of right now, I’m pretty much gellin‘ even though there are two separate worlds going on in the heart of my home. There may be some spiritual implication in that. I’ll think about it tomorrow.

In the meantime, let me show you before:

These are the purple walls from before along with the border. I have nothing against purple if it’s on a great handbag – but as for the walls? It was lovely in its day but it’s time for a change. So, it is with great joy I present…olive green.

According to Luke, olive green would be the subjective name of the color I chose. He prefers ‘baby poop’. I’m not terribly troubled considering I have to match his greens and grays since he’s totally unable to register those colors. Now if you tell me my walls look like baby poop, I will officially curl into a fetal position for a few days before I drag myself to Lowe’s to choose a nice, safe shade of beige.

Here’s the new stuff. Ignore the hideous vinyl table cloth. Just trying to protect a wood table from sloppy children and their drink rings. Also know that my curiosity cabinet is looking for a new home somewhere in my house. It will probably end up living in the family room but I don’t want to make that move until after Christmas so we’ll have room for the tree. We also intend on changing out the light fixture to something not so gold and putting in a fresh plantation blind. Instead of aaallllll that, please turn your attention to my yummy curtains. This lighting is destroying the fact they have the same shade of green as the walls. If you don’t believe me, just ask the poor paint guy who happened to be on duty the day I went to color match. It’s perfection – trust us. It only took 2 short hours and 4 gallons of failure to guarantee it.

If y’all want a deal on kinda sorta olive green paint, I can totally hook you up.

Also, these are also the chairs I’m considering painting black. What do y’all think? Would you do it? I really don’t want the kitchen to look too dark but it really is a large room and has lots of great light so I think it can handle richer colors without looking too dungeon-y.

I’m liking the changes so far but I’m still not totally in love. I need something to hang in one spot that will pull the cinnamons/golds from the curtains. I also can’t decide whether I want to hang a large clock or a mirror over a side table. So, obviously, this is still very much a work in progress. Or as it is currently, a work in pause.

So now you know what I’ve been up to. Anybody else ripping their house apart in prep for the holidays? I’d love to hear about your projects! And please, if you have ideas for my kitchen, feel free to weigh in.

UPDATE: For those of you who are asking, I got my curtains at Lowe’s. BUT, I’ve just discovered the identical ones at my favorite Green Walmart packaged as Better Homes and Gardens. (Online they are packaged as Springmaid.) There are also a couple different color schemes if you aren’t crazy about mine. Also look at Target. They have some that are almost identical but the colors aren’t quite as deep and there is a little more sheen to the fabric. Here is a neutral color scheme that is pretty.