Ideas are Brewing

My mind is exploding with new ideas for what to do with the new (not so new) house. Today is going to be kitchen idea day.

The house is basically just all white walls, it was when we lived there 2 years ago anyway... so I want color. I've never been brave enough for real color on the walls so I'm going for it this time around.

I want this color...

... and maybe the dining room too. Is that going to far? That color in both rooms?

I found this great photo depicting the

that I want to paint. Of course, the cabinets aren't that awesome, but new cabinets aren't on the list this year. Neither is a new counter top, but that one is super nice as well.

Friday, Cam was nice enough to go with me to get a few paint samples. I had no idea there were so many different shades of red. It was bordering on insane. I picked out a few...

Of course this isn't really a good representation of what the colors actually look like because I scanned them. The light the scanner uses tends to be a bit harsh. But you get my dilemma. I don't want it to be too dark, but I don't want it to be too, what's the word... red. Ha ha ha... I don't know what I'm trying to say here, but I hope you understand.

I found these nice cabinet handles. They weren't my first choice, but my first choice was $5.97 a piece. There are 22 cabinets and/or drawers. So that was a no. These are only $1.97 a piece.

I would love to have this backsplash.

Originally, I just wanted to use these for behind the stove/oven. They are easy to wipe off. But after using Cam ...

I think I may try to use it around the counter as well.


  1. Good luck with all the color choices, they can be quite overwhelming, I know.
    I LOVE the backsplash!!!

  2. Scott loved the backsplash, too. I knew he would.