It isn’t that we’ve been dragging our feet on doing household renovations, it’s just that…….okay we’ve been dragging our feet. Who can blame us? Soaking up the nice weather with family has a way of taking over. But no worries….break time is over and it is back to work for us.
Where to start? Let’s talk the heart of the home: the kitchen.
Our kitchen is fairly small. The cupboards, countertop and appliances are out dated.
Here is a picture of the very small dinette:
Remodeling a kitchen can be extremely costly and frankly isn’t in our budget. So how do you make an old kitchen new? Throw up a couple coats of paint and VOILA!!! New kitchen…..or so I had hoped. Don’t be fooled, it isn’t as easy as it looks.
I attempted to do a makeover last year and (as I bow my head in shame) it was an epic fail! The colours I chose were pretty; they just weren’t pretty with each other. I wanted our kitchen to have a warm Italian feel. This was my vision:
So hideous was the outcome that I did everything in my power to hide the monster I created and yet it still found a way to sneak into photos. Prepare yourselves…..shield your child’s eyes….if you have eaten then you may want to look away…..
AHHHH THE HORROR!!!! Okay – so maybe it isn’t that bad but it wasn’t what I was going for. 😉 The orange with the black was just too dark, perhaps if I went with a lighter colour for my cupboards this would work. Or should I keep the black cupboards and change the colour of the wall? Or should I try to save this somehow by adding a different colour backsplash? Perhaps a new mood board would help facilitate this decision.
So while I work away on that, feel free to weigh in, offer up your suggestions, or share with us your stories of DYI gone wrong.