Now that the cabinets are painted, I’m hoping to finish some other parts of the kitchen over the next few weeks. The freshly painted cabinets and walls are a great backdrop, but the kitchen needs some more texture and warmth.
I am on the hunt for fabric to make curtains for the eating area, family room, and a valance for the kitchen. I need a lot of fabric for all of that, so the trick is finding something I like that isn’t too expensive. I’ve ordered samples and I’ll keep you posted on that.
I also need to paint the open shelving and finish styling it. Ideally, I would’ve painted the walls and the shelves prior to hanging them, but sometimes the cart goes before the horse when DIYing. I have to take all of the shelves down to paint them, so I’ve been dragging my feet!
The laundry room door will be painted in Stonington Gray, the same color as the kitchen island. I’m also thinking about putting lettering in the transom window. Maybe frosted film with cutout letters that say “Laundry”.
Around the corner is where it really gets fun. The butler’s pantry! I don’t want to paint it to match the kitchen cabinets, because I really like the idea of this piece looking unique and more like a piece of furniture.
I imagine modifying the upper cabinets, maybe to look similar to this cabinet…
At least, I plan to add bead board to the back, use corbels underneath, and paint it. I’ve been thinking about it a lot and I always picture it painted in Boxwood MMS Milk Paint. It’s such a rich color that would compliment the blues and pop against the whites. I might test it out on a door and see how I feel about it.
The hardware will be the same as the pulls used in the kitchen, which will help tie the two together, even if they are painted in different colors.
This week, though, I have some other photo shoots to work on and a daybed that is in need of new paint and upholstery…