At dinner, I sat down with Shelley from House of Smiths and picked her brain about her AMAZING home transformation.
At the time, I knew I wanted to change something in my house but was afraid I was going to ruin the good things I had going in the space.
But… after 6 years of living with the same paint color, and seeing my personal style changing.
I was ready for a change.
So when I got home I put a plan into action.
At first, I thought I knew the direction I wanted to go, but soon discovered that the idea of the space I wanted versus the and reality of living in that space were 2 very different things!
My first project was the kitchen, I covered the red paint with primer, and then set off to find a New color.
Here was the kitchen before…
My original plan was to get rid of ALL the red and exchange it out for blue.
I painted most of my kitchen with this color, but stopped half way through. I wasn’t 100% sure how I felt about it, and had to think about it for a week or so.
I finally decided that this blue was NOT the right blue so I moved on to a Warmer hue of blue “Comfort Grey-Shermin Williams.”
Here is the kitchen with blue attempt #2
I have to say this room is VERY pretty, In all honesty…
I had nothing to complain about.
BUT… (there is always a “But” isn’t there? 🙂
I REALLY liked the color, BUT deep down it just wasn’t sitting right with me. The more I moved forward, the More things started getting kind of CRAZY.
By painting my kitchen blue, it opened up Pandora’s box so to speak.
When I changed the kitchen, I then had to change the front room, laundry room, hall and entry. I knew I would have to change things, but never realized to what degree.
Night after night, I lost sleep over trying to come up with ideas for a NEW plan of how I was going to make the blue work. But nothing seemed to easily fall into place. I am a firm believer that if things don’t fall into place and it feels like you are pulling teeth to make it happen, it’s your gut telling you “STOP” and regroup/rethink. THANK GOODNESS that I listened!!!
Then winter set in and the snow started to fall . . . for some reason, the idea of blue in my kitchen now became gloomy for me. (remember I was coming from a warm red kitchen)
DON’T get me wrong. I am a HUGE lover of blue. The walls of my nursery, play room and Megan’s room are blue. But for me, loving blue and trying to incorporate it in my main living space are two very different things.
Idaho is pretty much cold 9 months of the year, and for me I wanted to garnish the main living areas of our home with warmth because of the constant blizzards outside.
I have FINALLY come to a decision.
I AM BRINGING BACK THE
RED,GOLD and GREEN
and lets not forget Black and
Lots and Lots of WHITE!!! AKA…Trim work 🙂
I know, I know…it might not be EXCITING and NEW compared to the soft greys and blues that are so popular these days.
But..this is who I am, and these colors screams “HOME” for me!
I have ALWAYS loved these colors!
So I am going forward with the old colors and attempting a NEW look while still being TRUE to myself!
I am in the process of painting my house (including my kitchen)
a warm yellowy gold color called
“Gold 3” -Laura Ashely (found at Lowe’s)
My cute friend who’s home I have adored for years has this color on her walls, during the middle of my paint search I had forgotten about this warm inviting color.
Until one night when it hit me!
I KNEW it was the RIGHT color! Since that decision, EVERYTHING has fallen into place and I have never looked back!
I have learned that red is GOOD in small doses:)
Here are just a few things in my collection that I am happy, once again, to have as part of my home!
#3 I didn’t have the budget to completely change EVERYTHING in my home. And in truth I would have had to change A LOT if I had stayed with the blue!