Isn't it funny how we influence each other?
Susan at Thrums is in the beginning of a kitchen renovation. My SIL in California is almost finished with hers. A weaving friend at the Fuzz Fest was also talking about her kitchen remodel. (And let's not even talk about all of the amazing work Leigh has done on her new home!)
Paint colors from top to bottom: Valspar Ancient Olive, Aspiration, Sherwin Williams Sensible Huge, Valspar Glowing Green.
Somehow those conversations motivated us to tackle our kitchen. We need to repaint because our paint isn't washable or pretty any more.
Plus Jim has hated our current color for more than 10 years.
In the right side of the photo, you can see the cream colored thin curtain that separates our kitchen and sunroom from the rest of the house. These two rooms have their own heat zone, so we hang out here in the warmth and let the rest of the house get chilly.
That thin curtain makes a huge difference in how much energy we have to use for that scheme.
The reason I'm going on and on about the curtain is that on the way home from the Fuzz Fest, I stopped at Exeter Handkerchief Company.
I was looking for fabric for my rep tote project.
Instead, in the remnant room I found this beautiful fabric that will make an excellent room dividing curtain, for only $8 a yard. Score!!!
They told me that the fabric had just become a remnant that morning. Between when I first spotted it, took photos, drove home to get Jim and returned, 2 other people had purchased some.
I'm so happy to finally have that problem solved so easily and inexpensively. (OK, there will be some sewing!)
We couldn't get too excited about just painting, but at Lowe's we found this glass tile. (Cosmopolitan Glass Mosaic Tile in Green) There are two Lowe's near us and the price is 50% higher at one of the stores.
We thought about putting a backsplash under all the cabinets, but balked at the expense and the difficulty of making all the outlets and light switches look good. In magazines, the show kitchens never have outlets. We have lots of outlets and light switches. It seemed like the two most common solutions were white or stainless switchplates, and neither of them blend in with the glass tile that we love.
We decided to just put a glass tile backsplash behind the stove. I love this glass. It's a mixture of clear and frosted glass. We did visit a tile store, but the prices of glass tile there were crazily high. It made us like this Lowe's tile even more!
Paint colors from top to bottom: Valspar Ancient Olive, Aspiration, Glowing Green. The gray is Sherwin Williams Sensible Hue.
Don't you love how Jim accidentally painted a llama on the wall??
I swear, winter makes us do the strangest things sometimes.
Fingers crossed that we'll get the backsplash, paint, ceiling repair (old water damage) and curtain finished by spring!!
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