My house can tend to be dark. It’s a very open space, but sometimes dark and I love light. I’m convinced I have SAD! I’ve been living with this paint color (white sage) for 4-5 years now…from house to house. I initially loved it, but it’s starting to wear on me and I have been growing weary of it, so I decided to paint my kitchen (2 days before hosting my family for Thanksgiving). Isn’t that when everyone should do a re-do?
I found this blue in the mis-tint section at Walmart (the Kilz brand paint). I also wanted beadboard, so I got 1 roll of beadboard wallpaper at Lowe’s ($19/roll) and put it up. Very simple…a little time consuming, but if I can do it, anyone can. The directions are on the inside of the label. I’m going to paint the beadboard white and I’m still trying to figure out if I can live with this color. It is much more saturated than I thought. It went on lighter, but dried much darker. I need a color to brighten my kitchen (not yellow). Any suggestions? Oh yeah, and if you click on the pictures, it will enlarge them and you can see how this ugly linoleum is pulling away from the wall. It’s starting to shrink all around the cabinets also. I wasn’t too worried about it, because we were eventually going to get hardwoods. That is out of the question right now. So, I’m going to lay these peel and stick vinyl planks by novalis. I also purchased them at Lowe’s. I put them in my laundry room right over the old linoleum (the golden oak). My friend put some down in her kitchen and you really can’t tell they’re not real wood…unless you got down on the floor and smelled them or wriggled around like a worm, I suppose. Happy Turkey Day!