Thursday, July 24, 2008

Too inpatient .... couldn't wait ....

This is what I came up with. I was having lunch today with my friend Karen (hey Karen!) and I was asking her about my di-uh-lemma and she reminded me that I have 2 small children - that sit at that bar - and will quite possibly, almost 100% guaranteed, kick that bar with their feet. She said "I would lightly glaze it - if you don't like it, paint over it" and since I am QUEEN of PAINTING OVER THINGS, then I decided that was what I would do. I then had another meeting after that lunch, in which I discussed, again, what I should do - since that is how I rationalize things. One reader, Chris, commented that I do away with the black and just accent with it -- so I combined several ideas and honestly, really love the outcome. My Dad walked in and said "That looks NICE! You should paint the baseboard the same color as the island" -- DING DING DING - we have a WINNER! For my Dad to compliment ANYTHING, well then, I know I did a job well done!  


Course, this picture does not do it justice.  It looks exactly like the cabinets and is quite pretty.  The baseboard is "turret stair" by Ralph Lauren.  I bought a quart of this stuff and it's lasting FOR-EV-AH!   I walk in my kitchen and now it's not so "IN MY FACE BRIGHT" -- I love it.  NOW, if I could just get the rest of my projects done!  I'm ROLLING through them - seriously.  Have completed one per day ..... that is my goal.  This weekend - paint armoire and prime and paint AT LEAST the kitchen.  

8 comments:

Shawn said...

Very NICE!

Kim said...

It looks soooo good!

My Beautiful Mess! said...

That rocks! I am going to soooo copy that. When you get done with your projects roll on up over here and finish all mine would ya!!

Leslie Woods said...

i've lost your email address. what is it?? I have to tell you something important...

Rach said...

That looks great Nat! I'm impressed at all these projects getting done. Coming to my house next??? =)

laralee said...

Looks great!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That is looking really good. Don't you love that Turret Stairs color? It's a good one. Your kitchen is gorgeous! I thought you mentioned your island was dark, but I can't see that. Must have misunderstood. That girl did a fantastic job on the cabinets.

Rhoda

Karen said...

Hey Natalie!

Love the Island!
You are an inspiration!

Karen