9.28.2010

My New Kitchen

Today I want to show you our new (to us) kitchen! First, a few "before" shots:

Originally the kitchen and breakfast area were painted a nice, sunny yellow. I was thrilled because I thought the color would work really well with my furniture, which it did. Unfortunately, however, once I added my buffalo check curtains (an absolute necessity, as the kitchen faces the back of the house and gets crazy sun) it looked like Big Bird's house. Yellow, yellow, and more yellow.

Luckily, our landlord was OK with us doing a little painting. As soon as I got his approval, I was at the store in a heartbeat! The color? Sherwin-Williams' "Comfort Gray."

Seriously, I had that kitchen painted in a few hours! Nothing like impatience as the great motivator, huh?

The curtains seem right at home now, and I think the new wall color looks great with the trim and the cabinets.

I am also loving the lack of bugs out here in California...we can leave these doors open all the time!
Remember my subway sign? It's got a new home now!

And of course no room (of mine) would be complete without a wreath of some kind. I have an obsession.

The walls seem to change colors throughout the day, as all paints do. Sometimes it looks more gray, sometimes blue and sometimes green. I am really enjoying it!


27 comments:

Letti said...

I love the color you chose. It really brings out those adorable curtains. I live in Southern California and there are a few things I love about it, we have the beaches and mountains so close, no humidity, and you can wear sandals year round. Oh and Disneyland :)

Annie Rose said...

Your kitchen is beautiful. It is amazing what a color change did for the space! I love the decor as well!

Jen@Notes From the Heartland said...

Yay for Comfort Gray!! I'm thinking of painting my dining room this color! It looks great with your yellow check drapes.

Rebecca (Craving Simplicity) said...

Beautiful!!

Every Day Blessings said...

love it! I have been thinking of painting my bedroom comfort gray, It is such a pretty color. Your drapes are darling!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Looks great, Carrie! Love the color. You're really turning this new house into your family's very own home.

Thanks for sharing.

duchess said...

Another beautiful room. Great job & thank heaven for landlords who trust renters.

sara@augustfields said...

it turned out really cute!!

The Starr Family said...

Beautiful Carrie... praying those Buffalo checks add a little home to the place!

Holly said...

That's it!! That's the color I've been looking for! I love you for posting this. You're kitchen is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sunny said...

Wow! Looks totally lovely as your other home did and every other room you create! lol :) So beautiful!!!!!!!!

Jodee Leader said...

I also love it! The color is very soothing!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

The color really is perfect in the space, and great with the check curtains. And, somehow I love the curtains so much more now.

Beatriz said...

Oh I die for the window pain cabinets. I WILL have those some day. Y'all did such a wonderful job! Looks wonderful Love.

Hope you're having a fabulous week so far,
B.

Amber said...

It looks great Carrie! I love Comfort Gray. We are painting ours Sea Salt, just a shade lighter than Comfort Gray. The curtains are perfect in that space! Glad you're getting settled in! And three hours?? We've been in our house eight months are I have a half finished living room. (Not really my fault though!)

Cheryl said...

susie from bienvenue has used that same color.
It seems folks have really fallen in love with that color. I guess it's the new white....it's a great color to match with so many different styles and colors. Neutral enough, but like you said it changes throughout the day.
I love your buffalo check curtains. They look great against the new paint.
You have a really great landlord to let you paint.

southerninspiration said...

I would have never guessed a gray would look so great with those curtains! Wow, it looks wonderful, Carrie! I am so envious of NO BuGS!!! Beautiful area!

Suzanne
Thanks, too for your sweet email!

Tasha said...

Beautiful. I love the color you choose. It really does go so well with your curtains. You really do decorate so beautifully. I just love your style.

Sarah said...

What a pretty kitchen and the sunlight is to die for! So glad you are able to make your house feel like home!

Kara Schmahl said...

Carrie, Your new home is looking BEAUTIFUL! Hope you are getting adjusted to CA and living in your new home :)

Mama Sue said...

Love the changes it really is beautiful and now it looks like you! I hope the kiddos are making the adjustment well.

The Price's said...

Love the way the curtains match perfectly!!!! Love the comforting color you picked!

Jboo said...

Oh my - so beautiful! And no bugs??? Wow -- how wonderful is that!

Janet

Kelley said...

Looks great! You've gotta be loving that view, too!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Absolutely lovely -- I would never have paired that color with the drapes and it's gorgeous!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Really beautiful color!
So, this week we redid Kaishon's room. I tried to channel you : )

I hope it worked : )

ohio12 said...

Beautiful home! Can you tell me where I can get curtains like that or fabric to make them? It is such a large check and I can't seem to find it anywhere. Thanks, Laura