Please excuse me for a second while I get all giddy and wax nostalgic.
My kitchen redo is being featured on glo.msn right now...
Remember my pre-demo kitchen that was "renovated with paint",
right down to the painted marble counters?
Its being featured here.
There are some really amazing makeovers featured in this article, and I am in serious good company here... like one of my design idols, Amanda Nisbet, so I am a little "wtf, no freaking way!" right now...
After the past few weeks of chaos, sick kids and reno-drama, this look back is helping me refocus & gain new perspective. Nothing happens overnight- the last little "paint reno" took about 2 years to get just the way I liked, so I just need to take my time with the current situation.
Not gonna lie though, this also has me going a little "wtf, I killed my cute old kitchen."
I still have that above view at the moment, but amidst ripped up floors, walls and dust:
I just need to take my time and let it evolve.
One thing I have learned from this house is that when I force something to happen, or try too hard to make it work, it usually falls flat. I am a "change fanatic" as you all know. It is through these constant changes that I learn a ton about what I like, what I don't, and what makes me happy.
My house is my little experimental guinea pig.
This last kitchen makeover was one of my favorite rooms, and its because it took time, a whole lot of experimenting (5 colors in all I think) and negotiating (getting my husband to finally agree to painting laminate). All these hurdles made the end result much more satisfying.
And I know I really liked it because I find myself using elements of it in other areas of this current renovation (painted ceilings, navy and white as the foundation colors for most rooms/ woodwork).
I still don't have a finalized plan for the kitchen area, but I have decided to keep it a little open ended to allow for changes and "evolution"- and I am just praying for some more patience!