Thursday, April 19, 2012

It's Time! It's Time!!

I can't contain my excitement any longer.....I've 
even blurted it out to strangers in recent days.

My dream is coming true as we speak.

I am getting a white kitchen.

This may be no biggie to you, but believe me, and
you could verify with Branmuffin....I have been 
waiting for years.

There is sumthin' bout a crisp, clean, white kitchen that makes
me squeal!  I don't know what it is, but I am obsessed.

I grew up with white woodwork, and I can't shake my love
affair with white and pops of color....and now my 
surroundings will match my obsessions and my dreams.

A little background....we bought our house about a year and 
a half ago.  Love the house, but it's got dark woodwork and 
builder's paint (tan, neutral) throughout.

I have done my best to add white and pops of color all over
the house...but it wasn't enough.

Men don't get it.  We would have people over and the men
would gush over our woodwork, saying "why would you ever put 
paint over that grain?".  

 I say slap it on!

While I can't say my kitchen will match any of these from my Pinterest
board "Dream Kitchen"...but I will get close!

Here's what my house looks like now....I missed a full "before" picture. house is in shambles, but I could care less, 
dreams are coming true over here.

We actually are doing the whole first level...walls and woodwork.
Then we will move to the second level later this summer
when my painter's schedule slows down.

Here's another room that will be transformed...

....until then....check out the mess!

I gotta I the only one with white woodwork



Anonymous said...

Girl, I'm going through it now! We have a 4 level backsplit, and the, what I call, first level, where the bedrooms all are, has just had all the baseboards painted out in Dove white. Next come the door trim. It was all very 70's, and I don't mean antique. Antique I love, dated 70's, I don't, lol!

Next I'm headed to my 2nd level, my living room/kitchen level. I'm doing it all out in white, whoo! hoo! It's transforming our 50 year old house into a modern house! And, I did our kitchen cabinets already. Even my husband finds it has SO brightened our kitchen. You couldn't pay me to go back. So, go girl, go!

Ashley said...

I LOVE white kitchens. I didn't know that I did until my hubby and I bought our house. It was built in the late 80's with solid oak (oak colored) cabinets. I HATE them!!! So last year during our Christmas break we painted them over in WHITE!!! I cannot believe what a difference this makes!! We also painted the windowsills and fireplace mantel in our great room white as well. Still waiting for the burst of energy to paint our baseboard. I know it will look SO SO much better!

Good for you!! and HOW exciting! glad you are posting again, I have been missing your updates!

♥ Ashley

Tamara Nicole said...

Ooooh actually I am so excited for you! I love our Italian kitchen BUT a clean white one is just so refreshing:) Wooo hoooo!

Sydney said...

Yay!!!! I loved your kitchen before but I bet it's going to be even better white!! Glad you convinced Brandon! ;) Can't wait to see the end result!!!!

Tember said...

Can.Not.WAIT to see the finished product!!