I spent the weekend painting my vintage kitchen cupboards… and I do mean all weekend.
It was a job and a half, but I loved every second of it. It was so fun to see the how the new colour was literally bringing my kitchen back to life one cupboard at a time right before my eyes. 🙂
And I love the new colour.
What colour is it you may ask?
Well, remember how I said in my vintage kitchen makeover adverture begins post… and I quote:
“To me room makeovers have always felt kinda like road trips, which I love by the way. I always have some idea about what I want to do and where I want to go, but I’m open to changes along the way.”
Well, there’s already been a slight detour. lol.
Last Monday I showed you my inspiration vintage mixer and some colour chips and I said I was leaning toward the aqua/turquoise in the middle.
When I left for the paint store I had every intention to get a gallon of that paint. It’s called Andes Sky.
But on the way something funny happened… it occurred to me that it was a bit too much on the green side of aqua/turquouse… and I really wanted to be on the blue side.
So I walked into the paint store having no idea what I was going to pick, but I was definitely picking something because I was painting the cupboards on the weekend no matter what.
I walked right over to the paint display and immediately fell in love, and without even bringing the chip home first to see how it looked in the my kitchen I went for it.
Here’s a sneak peak. I’ll share more when all the painting is done.
The 9 year old sagey green before.
This is the first cabinet I always paint because it’s between the white fridge and stove and gives me a good idea of what the paint will look like on the rest of the cupboards.
And the Enchanted Evening after. I love that name! It’s by Beauti-tone, and it was on sale for $30 so with tax it was $34.
It’s definitely more of a blue aqua/turquoise and I love love love it. It really has a retro feel to me.
I finished all the cabinets and just have the trim around the doorways and a couple of doors to do during the evening this week. Then next weekend I’ll be painting the walls and ceiling.
Oh what fun that will be. lol.
One thing I’ve learned from this experience is that I always seem to make better decisions when I fly by the seat of my pants. Just going with my gut instinct.
I think I was trying too hard to match the mixer colour to a tee, and forgetting that loving the colour is the most important thing. Just because the mixer is my inspiration doesn’t mean I have to match it 100% perfectly. I’m still in the aqua/turquoise neighbourhood, but in a brighter and bluer way. My vintage mixer will still feel right at home.
Thinking too much can sometimes get me into trouble. I’ll definitely have to try to stop doing that. 🙂
So what do you think of the colour? Isn’t it happy?
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…