Well, what else would you expect from someone who named their blog Painted Lark?
When we bought our Florida house we had never renovated a home. The house had a new roof, new carpet, and a new stove and microwave. I’m not sure why the bank thought those were the most important things to do to sell the house (I, of course, would have painted!), but I was delighted to have anything off my really long list! I was also inspired to have a fairly blank slate to work on. Here’s what the kitchen looked like:
Yep, no fridge, million year old dishwasher and NOOOO style!
As soon as I knew we were going to buy the house I hit the Lowe’s near my mother’s house to start thinking about paint colors, I just happened to grab the Valspar brochure above as I loved the colors! Little did I know it would be so much more useful than just the color inspiration.
But then I realized that the layout on this brochure was basically the layout of our kitchen! Why not, right? it’s a rental in Florida-so color, color, color and a bit fun seemed like a necessity! And this kitchen is very small and a pass through, so anything I could do to brighten it and open it up would be the right choice.
I’ll include more details on the renovation in my next post. Could you live with this much color? I thought I should do it at this house as I might not want to live like this all the time. Now that I’ve seen it, I love it! Wondering what color to paint my kitchen cabinets in Maryland?