Over the last two days, while I had no internet access, I painted more of the kitchen. On Monday night, we went to the hardware store and priced some things and purchased others. One thing we got was a new light for the kitchen to replace the cheesy chandelier that was there. Scott installed it last night.
He also very kindly sanded the rest of the spots that I had plastered, since sanding is one of my absolutely least favorite task. Today, I primed the rest of the walls, except the one behind the appliances because I was unable to move them.
At the moment, the kitchen looks pretty boring, though it is certainly better than it was before. What I am planning is inspired by some traditional scandinavian interiors, which I of course can't find good images of now. Here is an inspiration photo of a bespoke kitchen made by Plain English Design that really captures what I'm going for. I like the shaker-like simplicity I even like the pendant lamps.
I am going for a very similar color on the cabinets. The color I got at the hardware store is the color that Alicia Paulson used in her studio, which is also similar to the color that my friend Duien painted her craft room. I am a little concerned that the color looked very light on the color card, but then again the living room color in the last house I lived in looked barely green on the color card. Here's what it looked like in real life:
If the blue ends up too light, then I will make the final coat the next shade darker. I only got a quart, which will hopefully be enough. Here are some other images of similar kitchens:
I'm thinking about curtains like this as a possibility:
And so I leave you with your moment of Zen, sleeping Hoser: