Over Spring Break, while my kids were with their grandparents, I made some changes in my kitchen. All in all, the changes were minor, but they really changed and updated the look of the place.
The color, Valspar: Prairie Days, was wearing me out! I've wanted something lighter and brighter. Also, after lots of Pinterest browsing, I decided to paint the lower cabinets.
The new colors:
These colors are much darker on this virtual swatch than in person: Woodlawn Snow for the walls and Oregon Dunes for the lower cabinets.
I made some new curtains. I'm a sucker for IKAT!
A little better pic of the contrast between the lower and upper cabinets
If you scroll up to the 'before pics', you'll see that the counter tops merge with the cabinetry. They looked really dingy and dirty before, but the new paint made all the difference!
My "no-sew" valances--I'll be sharing more on these in an upcoming post.
One last before and after:
- tips for painting cabinetry: going from oil-based paint to latex paint
- no-sew valances