As I mentioned a few days ago, we are one month out from having our floors refinished. (I've made it back to 2007 in my Marthas so far, by the way.) Before the floor guys start, Gerry would like to get the kitchen painted. And by painted, I mean the whole thing, cabinets and all. Here's how it looks right now:
Taking stock: The walls are a mess and need to be painted, pronto. The backsplash is my nemesis. The tiles are very "country primitive" with brown grout, and I hate them. The floor will be a little lighter in color when refinished. The butcherblock counters are staying and will also be refinished. The appliances are pretty new and are staying.
This is a photo from a Martha Stewart Living booklet I picked up in Home Depot. The cabinet color is similar, so I started thinking, "Hmm, maybe we could just paint the walls and change the tile." I do like the cabinet color, but it seems like they were only given one thin coat of paint, and we are literally wearing through to the wood beneath. Bottom line is they need paint, so why not go for something new?
Ah, but what? I'll post some of my inspirations tomorrow, but I'd like to hear what you'd do with it!