Friday, September 18, 2009

Lemon, butter or banana??

I've been wanting to do this for four years----repaint my kitchen! When we built the house, I couldn't decide on any colors for the rooms. I felt like I needed to live in them to understand their personalities and then apply paint...

Above, the "before" shot....




And, the "after!" I wanted a warm yellow....something maybe gold with a hint of ochre? A color that would always be warm, and warm us when the world becomes cold and monochromatic in winter. What I ended up with (since apparently, I am unable to understand how paint cards relate to reality) is more on the Big Bird end of things! As my friend Leslie said, "Everyone needs more Sesame Street in their lives." I was a little freaked out by how totally bright this yellow was, but you know, it's just so cute. This kitchen is just freakin' cheerful! I am so pleased with it....and so is Fromage! Perhaps I can continue this madness with my uber-color plan and paint the living room orange so we can live in a creamcicle.

I am actually a rather serious person, so I am imagining that folks may be surprised by this transformation in my house...not serious at all. Just bright and fun. Interestingly, my recent paintings are getting a little day-glo too..... I'll post pix as soon as I work up the nerve.