Friday, January 22, 2010

Inspiration Needed!

We have been in our house for almost a year now and it has slowly started to feel like home. When we bought it, one of the good things was that it had never really been "touched." Meaning NOTHING had ever been updated...original appliances circa 1991, linoleum flooring in the utility room and horrible country blue ceramic tile in the kitchen. Being that it had never been updated meant that we could then make our cute little house what we wanted. The bad thing...we have to spend the money to do it! Bummer!

Our future hopes are to put wood flooring through out, new ceramic tile in the kitchens and bathrooms. Of course who knows how long we will be in this house so we aren't going to crazy! But, I really want to change a few things...Like my uber looking country kitchen! I sit and stare at it, lost at what to do. I love to decorate things but when it comes to picking out paint, or a certain look...I am lost! I don't know about some people, but I like a  lot of different looks. Sometimes contemporary, sometimes traditional. I don't know! Ahhh! I like the color brown?!?! Ha ha, that is about all I know, but my whole house is turning brown! So I need to stay away from the BROWN!

I need some inspiration! Ideas, anything! This is our kitchen now.....

My dream kitchen would include granite counter tops, as I was spoiled from our previous apartments, stainless steel appliances or at least some updated ones! ;)

So...In my need for change...I went to Home Depot and found some paint that I fell in love with.Really I can use it anywhere, spare bedroom, inside a closet or the pantry! But then I thought, what if......the kitchen!!!!

This picture isn't the greatest, but the color is a really soft green. Almost like a creamy green. It makes me kind of want some lime sherbert! Ha ha, it's not that green though. My thought was how pretty a kitchen would look with this soft breezy green, with white cabinets. I really want to paint the cabinets, but I am completely chicken, because that I don't want to mess it up and make matters worse. I am the type of person who reacts on a whim...I get the idea then with no thought really, I act! This can be bad sometimes! ;)

As you can see, I am at a loss...My sweet five loyal readers...any ideas? Should I use this paint in the kitchen? Paint the cabinets white? Any advice would be so awesome!


Keilah said...

I really like that kitchen. I was looking on google images and theres alot of pictures there! I was thinking the white cabinets and the soft green might blend but in the picture they use a soft yellow looking one. I say go for it!! :) I can't wait to have my own space to design and stuff! Enjoy it!

Christina said...

I SO think you should bit the bullet and paint those cabinets!
If you wait a couple of months I will SO help you!!

Jenn Marie said...

Our cabinets are painted Behr Antique White, and they are the greatest thing since sliced bread. If you want it to be a little more modern, you can update the knobs and pulls. Replacing ours made a phenomenal difference in the "look" of our kitchen.