A Brown Kitchen Wall?
Have you every wondered where the name “The Little Brown House”
came from? Well, I named my blog that because for the past few years I have had
an obsession with the color brown. I had the outside of the house painted brown
with black shutters and white trim. I love that combination.
And almost every room on the top floor of my house is painted brown,
except for the living room, which is yellow.. and that is subject to change-
These are the two colors of brown I have everywhere.
I am very particular about my browns – there are so many different tones.
When I went to take pictures of these paint swatches, I found that they blended
in just about anywhere I put them. Oh well, at least I am consistant!
You may remember I redid our entryway a couple of weeks ago.
I still had quite a bit of the paint left over from that project, and I had a wall
in the kitchen that had a flowered wallpaper border on it…
It was way overdue for a makeover.
Go ahead and say it….
Stuck in the 90′s..
You know how you just get used to something when you are right in
the middle of it and the next thing you know a decade has passed?
Take that 90′s!
Yep, I attacked that baby with a Pampered Chef spatula and took it down.
Because I am a tool diva.
Now – let the brown paint magic begin.
Invariably, at this point in a paint project I worry I have made a huge mistake.
This looked way to dark to me and I began to panic.
I don’t know why I never think of the fact that paint is, in fact, cheap.
And it would be fairly easy to paint this wall a different color if I decided I was not happy.
I decided to be courageous – since that is my word of the year – and just go with the dark.
And of course, when it was finished I loved it!
However, while I was happy with my Route 66 sign on this paint color,
my old brown clock practically disappeared when I put it up.
So I decided to hit it with a little white paint and try it again.
Definitely not working for me.
And I am not sure about the basket on the counter either..
I know the clock is up to high, but it is so big that when I hang it
lower someone sits on that stool, bumps their head on it and it falls on them.
People don’t seem to like that. Go figure.
So – I decided to try a different clock.
Not feeling it. I decided to try one more thing.
Not perfect, but much better!
I can’t seem to get away from the matchy matchy thing..
I do have red elsewhere in my kitchen – so there is color in there.
I am much happier with it now thought, without the border and with some color on the wall.
Of course, it looks great with the kitchen island I refinished back in September.
Now I need to get the rest of the cabinet done!!
There is always something isn’t there??
I told my husband this is the last fixer upper I ever want to buy.
But we don’t have plans to move anytime soon,
so for now we will just keep on tackling projects.
Right now I am pretty happy with this one!
Well, I am off to be lazy for the last 5 hours or so of my weekend….how about you?