I have mentioned before, that we ordered about half of all the cabinets in our house in "paint grade poplar" meaning the cabinets were delivered and installed unpainted in order to save a few shekels. I really enjoy painting and thought it would be no trouble at all to paint twenty odd cabinets myself.
Har Har Har!
I think I will have unpainted cabinets in my house until I am ninety years old at this point. And even funnier is that I actually did paint the kitchen hutch already!
Yeah - isn't that funny!
Isn't that just the funniest thing you ever heard?!?
I am laughing really, really hard right now.
Tears are just streaming down my face, I am laughing so hard.
Wait! I'm not laughing... I am sobbing!
But I have never really liked this faded greed on the hutch. Actually - I do like the color. I just don't like it on the hutch. Actually I do like it on the hutch. I just don't like it on the hutch in this room. The kitchen is painted in a very nice warm yellow and the washed out greenish/blueish hutch has never looked right to me.
Believe it or not the door above is actually painted in two different colors. One side is a deep orange and other side is a cardinal red. I ragged a brown glaze over both colors. What do you think? Can you even see a difference?
This is the closest color I could find to a pumpkin... because I just had to try a pumpkin color on my hutch. I also used the brown glaze over the top and I love this color... I am just not sure I want my kitchen hutch to be this color.
Then I got tired of the reds...
So I decided to try a few greens. I just had to try them. The samples are cheap and I just had to see if a "harder green" would do the trick for me. I especially like the darker green, but again I am not sure it is the right choice for the hutch.
Do you see a color that looks perfect?
Please don't tell my you like the original color!
Because it is not going to be easy to cover up all that red paint!
While I was at the paint store, I happened to notice that they had a huge wallpaper book collection, so I took a break from my hutch paint color spasms and flipped through a few books.
I am usually the type of person that likes to drag home as many samples of certain materials as I can get away with. I will lug twelve carpet samples, nineteen tile boards, and four hundred paint chips home, spread them all out, and glory in all the possibilities for days. But the wallpaper books were different. After looking through several, I stumbled upon one that instantly made my heartbeat erratic. My pulse quickened. My skin glistened with sweat. My bosom heaved. Every page in the wallpaper book felt like a scene from a Jane Austen novel.
I guess you could say that I judged the book by it's cover.
And as tears rained down on my cheeks....
I whispered the dearest feelings of my heart...
You... had.... ME... at... HELLO!
Oh yeah - so if you have an opinion on a good color for that horrifying hutch up there please let me know.
Because the clown look is really not working for me.
Muy Muy Appreciado,