Friday, March 12, 2010

Kitchen Peek

We've been hard at work changing our kitchen around over the past week. Remember the paint colour I showed you? The one that I picked out, after saying no-way-Jose to the suggested shade of gray? Well... the BM Gull Wing Gray was much, much too dark for our apartment. It literally sucked the light out of the light fixtures. So...

Back to the paint store we went... this time to pick up the shade we were supposed to: BM Abalone. Guess what? It's perfect for our kitchen! Here's a little peek at what's to come:

I'm using a lot of white to brighten up the space - I've got a DIY to share next week, and I'm also using Umbra's Wallflowers on one wall. They're super cute: three sizes of white blooms (a set of 25) that are magnetic! You push metal pushpins into the wall in a pattern that you like, and these puppies stick to them. I adore Umbra's products, and my brother-in-law gave these to me for Christmas - with no hints involved... they were one of my favourite gifts.

I went to the fabric store this week and bought some bright red vinyl to cover our chairs with. I've been meaning to do this for about two years, and the kitchen redo is pushing me in the right direction. It would make our set look super retro-y cute. I also purchased some fabric to make curtains with. It has every colour that we're using, although the red appears orange in the picture. I couldn't pass it up - and for $6.99 a metre, I couldn't go wrong.

Daniel is going to finish the second coat, and we'll both tackle the trim and ceiling - a nice crisp white. I hope to have everything finished by the end of next week, I can't wait to share the final product with you! I'm eager to change up the art work, get the curtains hung, and organize my pantry. The room will look so cohesive!

Happy Friday!


  1. we have those at target and I absolutely love them too!!

  2. eeek - ash, i can't wait to see you!


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