While our childless weekend wasn’t nearly as productive as I had planned, I managed to buy paint for both the kitchen and the baker’s rack, and I did get some other household things done. I was SO EXCITED to find some cool paint products for the baker’s rack…can’t wait to finish it and share! Unfortunately things heated up in the midwest again this weekend and it’s supposed to be hot all week, so I don’t anticipate painting outside in the next several days. I’m trying to focus my efforts inside, instead, and moved things out of the kitchen and began to prep for painting the walls in there.
When we had overspray issues while painting the kitchen cabinets (which I’ve realized I still need to share a tuturial and tips on…it’s coming…), I decided that instead of touching up the grey-blue that was there, I was in the mood for a clean, white kitchen all around with pops of color. I find that I’m craving that look all over my house, so gradually things are changing up all over the place! I’ve used Sherwin-Williams Creamy now for walls and furniture (and color-matched it at Ace for the kitchen cabinets) and I just love it. It’s a great warm off-white, and lives up to its name! So I headed to the Sherwin-Williams sale yesterday and picked up another gallon of it (along with a sample of a pink that I’m going to use in Faith’s room…another makeover I can’t wait for!). Brad and I had a little too much fun the night before out with friends and were slow moving Sunday (hey, Faith was at the in-laws and we really don’t go out much 😉), so I only got as far as clearing the room and beginning to tape. #itssomething
|Older photo of the wash basin I use for a coffee station|
|The baker’s rack that is going to get a makeover and take its place|
The plan for the baker’s rack that I bought (photo above) is to put it in place of the antique wash basin that I use for a coffee station. I wasn’t sure how it would work but I moved the wash basin out to the living room between the front door and the love seat. I’ve been wanting a sofa table or something there, both for a place to sit stuff when coming in or out of the door, and also to serve as a side table by the love seat. I was so happy with the change! I’m not a fan of wall-to-wall furniture, and we are pretty much to that point, but when things fit well and are functional and provide added storage, it makes me soooo happy!
(It was naptime when I took the pic so not the best lighting…sorry. And my photo-bombing dog.)
The Creamy paint on this piece goes well with the other white end tables in the living room, and since it’s short it doesn’t block the view or the light from the window. It’s another great alternative for my no-entryway issues. In the kitchen it served as a coffee station and the drawers held cloth napkins, entertaining utensils and other linens. Those will find another home (in the baker’s rack, probably), so now I have some added storage to work with. I’ve been contemplating selling my mint desk and just using the table I brought up from the basement. Having both in the room between the kitchen and living room is just too much furniture (which I predicted but we needed to move stuff out of the basement to prepare for the work that’s going to be done down there). When Christmas comes furniture space is even more of an issue to make room for the tree, and I like the idea of having a bigger workspace that I can use both as a desk and as a craft/sewing table. As much as I love mint, I always feel like the color just doesn’t work with what I’ve got going on everywhere else. If I wind up getting rid of it, the wash basin will probably become the spot for holding envelopes and mailing supplies, and some other things that currently have a home in the desk drawers. I’m excited for the possibilities!
Sometimes a simple rearrange, or repurposing furniture from one room to another, can make such a big impact! Before you go shopping, shop your house first!
I have some more organizational things in the works prompted by back-to-school, so stay tuned for those! A lot going on!!!