Update: I've officially lost my mind. But my kitchen has a pretty new paint color, Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray.
Our house is suffering from a bad case of snowball effect. I had ZERO intention of painting our kitchen. Until we painted the rest of the first floor Mindful Gray. The Svelte Sage of the kitchen was disrupting the flow of the first floor. Also the cream curtains started to really look yellow next to our newly painted white wall of molding. This is the only photo I could find to explain the situation (blogger fail). The walls colors actually look pretty similar here but the flow issue was there. Trust me. (You can check out more photos of our old kitchen color here. Also, I feel that our cabinets are looking more ivory in these photos than in real life. Must. Learn. Camera.)
I asked Nate what he thought. His answer was "I'm not helping you paint." I told him that I didn't ask for his help and that I'd paint it by myself. I just wanted his opinion. He repeated "I'm not helping you paint. You hate painting and get all whiney." I was all like "Yeah, got it. I think I'll still paint." And Nate was like "You know that I'm not going to help you, right?" And I was all like "Yeah, woman power. Hear me roar." And Nate was like "I'm totally not helping you paint. Just remember that."
Fast forward to Saturday morning. It was gloomy so I decided to go for it. I had been painting for about an hour before Nate got up. I started whining about my arms hurting and the fact that it was going to take all day to paint. And guess what? Nate didn't help me....much. He mainly laughed at me while eating Frosted Flakes. He did help me reach above the fridge and in the corner. I'm too short and wig if I go above 2 steps on the ladder. He gave in. But that's it. It was all woman power, hear me roar otherwise.
When he was painting above the fridge I was doing some math. Let's say that I live until I'm 90 and I paint the kitchen every 5 years. I will then paint this kitchen approximately 12 more times. Nate firmly told me that he was not helping me during any of those paintings. 90 year old Michelle is not impressed.
The painting ended up taking me about 4 hours. I'm super happy with the results. Nate is too. The first floor is all flowy now.
Next snowball issue. Curtains. What color do I go with? Go! Major issue: Ivory cabinets. White trim/adjoining wall. I'm thinking a gray. Suggest away!
Ike just wants to sunbathe on the deck. He's no help.
Wait. Now he wants a hot dog. Poor guy has an abscess on his foot. He doesn't understand that we're drugging him with those hot dogs. (He's healing quickly!)
In other random news, there are also certain times that I am super excited about having blog photos. This is one of those times. The kitchen stayed this clean for approximately 5.6 minutes. But the memory lives on.
Is your house suffering from the snowball effect? Any thoughts on curtains? Remember, pattern is scary.