Well, Lisa @ Take90West suckered me into posting pictures of my humble abode. The kitchen’s new paint job, to be specific. Now, interestingly, the color we chose was actually suggested by my husband. Usually when he starts his sentences off with “What do you think about…” I immediately begin thinking of a kind way to let him down easily, because whatever he is about to offer I’m probably not going to like. Is that mean? I’m sorry Mr. Man, but it’s true.
But when he suggested we go with chocolate brown for our kitchen, I actually had to pause…because I rather liked the idea.
First, let me offer the inspiration for the Warm Brownie color:
That chair. The walls in the family room, which adjoins the kitchen, are called Martini Olive. Because I’m all about the food.
The chair picks up a lot of the green from the walls. We wanted to try to tie the kitchen in with the family room. Here is a tiny little nook in our kitchen:
I took one picture of this nook.
I then removed the hideous white plastic toaster.
And the crumb trail it left.
Then I took some more pictures. Which you see here.
And by the way, I cannot stand those white outlets. The Man says it is ‘white trashy’ to paint them. Please, I need advice on this. I cannot believe that for the last twelve years I have taken advice on this from a man. A straight man I mean.
Moving right along…
Here is another little nook in our kitchen. The interesting thing about this picture (other than the fact that I had to crop out the laundry hanging on the stair rail) is that the room is only half painted, and you can’t even tell.
It makes me wonder why we bothered.
If you look past the double oven there, that dark strip on the wall is actually red. The wall above the cooktop and by the stairs there is the warm brownie color. Funny, huh?
It’s all in the subtle details, people.
Anyway, The Man promised that tonight he is going to spend a few hours finishing. Yay!
So here are the two rooms together…please ignore the half finished photo wall there. I’ve got the pictures, I need to find the right frames. Why does that take so long for me? I don’t know why I can’t just get a bunch of frames and finish the job. I obsess over the details.
I think it works together. And for the record, that chair is so much nicer in person…I look at it in the pictures and it’s kind of gaudy. But in person, it is as lovely as can be.
Here’s another view, because I like it:
Okay, I have to go now. Time to put all of the junk back onto the counters that I took off so that I could take all these pictures and show the world how tidy I am.