I’ve often heard of the wonders of a coat of paint. It can update a space, add personality, change the whole feel of a room… I knew all this, but I wasn’t prepared for how utterly thrilled I was when Shaun painted this accent wall for me!
Here’s where we left off, after I had made some quick and easy placemats.
I loved the bright little pops of colour, but everything still seemed lost in a sea of white. I was always planning on painting this wall dark grey when we moved in, (I’ve been steadily influenced by House Tweaking with her gorgeous charcoal coloured rooms!) but I was nervous. I updated a few of you my possible colour choices on instagram, but ended up going for a totally different hue. Let me tell you, it was worth it!
I. love. it.
I was on the fence about painting the wall past the cabinets for fear the cabinets would look like they were floating absently out of place. As soon as it was painted though, I instantly knew what I would do with that part of the wall to add a little extra. Stay tuned :)
For now though, I’m just taking in the joy of my dark grey wall. It makes my dishes and table stand out. I honestly have just been standing outside my kitchen and staring at it in wonder instead of getting ready for bed.
(Don’t mind the fluffy black blob on the side there. Just my dog, doing her thing.)
Because it’s still part of the kitchen, and very much prone to spills, I opted for an egg shell finish in a special bathrooms and kitchens designed paint by Dulux in “Grey Pennant”.
As a little side note, I also owe you all an update on the other half of the kitchen. You may have noticed that the side with the stove and fridge were mysteriously absent from all my updates. Honestly, it was because the right side of the space didn’t look too far off from this:
I still needed space for some of my big appliances and tupperware, and I wasn’t willing to spend more cash on baskets. (The $70 bucks I had spent on the other side seemed a bit crazy to have spent on baskets in the first place! Totally worth it.) But, low and behold, browsing Crate and Barrel one day, the largest of this style were on sale! To the tune of 75% off.
Now I can keep my cake tupperware, extra lesser used appliances and so on in there, tucked out of sight. Beside it I just keep all my glassware: vases, mason jars and bowls.
As a side note, I apologize for the terrible state of this photograph. I cannot for the life of me make it look normal. I am solely depending on artificial light in this corner of my house, so whatever photo I take or edit looks dismal!
I am super happy with how it turned out. This is the first room of the house that I truly feel is coming together.
Bali apparently doesn’t seem to care. She’s in her usual spot to cool down, clearly unperturbed by the tripod I keep dragging around the table!
Shaun was oh-so-sweet this weekend and surprised me with more paint on our walls. Check back soon to see the results!