For a few months now I’ve been dreaming about re-doing my kitchen. There’s the type or re-do I’d love to do (that whole cabinets, counter tops, floors, take it out of the 70’s tract home look type of thing), and there’s the reality re-do, which is more like paint and some accessories. My kitchen has been a lovely deep dark shade of red (Raspberry Truffle from Benjamin Moore to be exact – which really was the perfect red for us) for the past seven years. The upside to having such a deep dark color is that simply painting the kitchen should give it a whole new look and feel.
I’ve been obsessing about paint choices online, trying to find the perfect color. I think we are set to go with Palladian Blue from Benjamin Moore. It’s a blue, green, grey, aqua type of color that is nice and calming (can’t really say dark red had that affect). Pictures such as this, this and this make me swoon – it’s so pretty. But there are also lovely colors such as Sherwin Williams Rainwashed, Sherwin Williams Tidewater or Sherwin Williams Waterscape. Have a few swatches up on the walls and hope to pick one this week.
Since I don’t have the budget to change much, I’ve been looking for fun decor ideas. I also have a very small kitchen, so space and storage is at a premium. How ridiculously cute is it to put your cupcake liners into a glass jar??? I love it! Cute display and storage all in one.
The next idea I came across was so simple yet completely darling – putting your sprinkles into spice jars. Cute, colorful, functional. Sprinkles make me happy, so I might as well look at them regularly.
This sprinkle/spice rack from Beantown Baker may be the coolest thing ever, and it’s about the amount of space I’d need if I was to display all of my sprinkles. Maybe a modified version displaying my favorites would work…
I love the idea of squeezing some sort of utility shelf / hooks under a cabinet. Pottery Barn has a cute idea (that I’m guessing I could replicate via Ikea).
Here is amazing pantry inspiration from The House Of Smith. ADORE this. Though I will keep my expectations simple, like possibly having a pantry where I don’t cringe every time the door is opened (and hope that nobody gets a concussion from what my fall out of the pantry).
My teeny tiny laundry room is open right off my kitchen, and if I carried the color into there maybe I could pull off a super cute laundry room like Kevin & Amanda have. It would totally make me want to do laundry. For at least a week.
Or I could just say to heck with painting and all that work and just plop down a Susan G. Komen Raspberry Ice KitchenAid Mixer on my countertop and call the kitchen remodeled. That’s $349 instant kitchen remodel in my book.