This past long weekend, we decided to tackle our kitchen. Since our first day at West 5th the kitchen has been neon red, so we weren’t exactly sad to see it go.
It was a project we had been waiting to tackle and we knew we needed a couple of days to get it all done. We figured out a few things before going in: We wanted to lighten up the colour (The red is very harsh), Declutter where we could and add some new art elements to really bring it all together. Well, I can successful say that we did most of everything on that list and it turned out great!
Before we get into the good stuff, I feel it’s my duty to show you what we were dealing with. It was bad, real bad.
Between the lights and the colour, it just didn’t work. The red is quite alarming in comparison to the neutral colours we have around the house and it really doesn’t fit. We prepped by kitten proofing the entrances, washing and clearing out the kitchen and taking down any existing art that had been hung up previously.
We decided to cover the red with a warm, smooth beige. We wanted something that would bring out the colours in the kitchen and blend with the rest of the house. We have always used Behr paint and primer and we have never been disappointed. Seeing as we only needed two coats on bright red walls, tells you the exact quality of the paint. We got to work and I can’t express how happy I am with the results, we went from dark and moody to sunny and bright!
As you can see, it was a huge improvement overall and we couldn’t be more pleased. It’s not only inviting as you walk in, it makes you want to spend more time in the room itself. We were even able to use the same art in the kitchen and it actually stood out more than before! These two prints were found at the thrift store and fit perfectly.
This little art piece that hangs about our stove is my favorite. I actually re-purposed this from our front bathroom and turned it into chalkboard message center! The tutorial will be posted this week so make sure to check it out!