I cannot tell you how much I am itching to start work on the lakehouse, but the townhouse sale has hit a few snags and my work takes precedence. I am planning to make the 1500km trek there (sans Hubby, unfortunately), at the beginning of September but, as they say, life happens when you’re making other plans. I can’t seem to be able to plan anything these days, because so much is up in the air. I am the gal who plans “free time” when we vacation, so all of this up in the air business is really driving up my stress-cookie consumption. But I’m learning to go with it. Deep breaths.
Almost every night I dream about painting the kitchen cupboards at the lakehouse. If you’ve been reading for awhile, you know I’ve never really loved our kitchen in the townhouse. I always wanted to paint the cupboards, but keeping the wood was one of the few things Hubby felt strongly about. With the lakehouse kitchen though, he isn’t so keen: the oak, combined with cathedral cabinet fronts, is just too woody. As you know, eventually we plan to completely renovate the space. But first I’d like to live in the space, figure out how we use it and, the biggest deciding factor, save some moolah. I also need to figure out what we’ll love for the long term because I keep changing my mind! Right now, this is my dream kitchen. Note the dreamy turquoise fridge, which is a must.
This is our kitchen:
When I first saw it, I envisioned a makeover kind of like this: paint the lower cabinets turquoise and take off the upper doors fronts.
Sadly, the insides of our cupboards are not show-worthy and are really awkward (see the three teeny weeny ones shoved in the corner?). Plus the cupboard above the range hood drives Hubby nuts. And when things drive him insane, he drives me insane, obsessing. We’re just going to take all of the upper cabinetry right off and install some open shelving instead, which is something I never thought I’d love. But painting the lower cabinets turquoise is still the plan – and this is a plan that I plan commit to. While I patiently wait for September, I rounded up some tasty turquoise kitchens, ranging from grey with the tiniest hint of blue, to pale mint to robin’s egg to teal, to keep me inspired (and sated) . . .
Oh yeah, this just made me more antsy to break out the primer and paint! Do you have painted kitchen cupboards or open shelving? Do you love them? Hate them? Both are new terrain for me.