Tag Archives: Color Inspiration

January 25, 2011

Painted Kitchen Cabinets

A few days ago my cousin asked for a little help with their recent decision to paint their kitchen cabinets. This is one of my all-time favorite projects. You can completely transform the look of a room with a few can of paint, and what better way than cabinets! This is especially effective if you just aren’t quite ready to fork up the big bucks for a complete reno. And hey, who says you have to? Painting just may do the job without the entire overhaul. Yes, this project may seem a little overwhelming at first, but with a few tricks it can be done.

Now, I won’t even attempt to explain this process for the mere reason that I find it hard to say it better than it has already been said. By whom, you ask? Only one the best bloggers around. My go-to source for nearly every projects I tackle. My inspiration for even starting this blog. Yep, John & Sherry over at Young House Love. They are the best DIY(ers?) I stalk on my reader¬†know. Yes, I made up that word, just for them. Anyway, if you are thinking of tackling the painted kitchen cabinets, don’t even lift that brush before you check out their article here. It’s your on e-stop shop for knocking those cabinets dead.. Hmm.

So, you checked out the post, you have your tools ready to go. Now, you find yourself staring blankly into your kitchen. You need a color. This is where I come in. I shared a few of these photos with my cousin and figured what better time than now to let you guys in on the eye candy as well! Check out this amazing collection of inspiration photos.

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If you didn’t want to paint your cabinets before.. you do now. Not to mention a new kitchen all together. Whoops :)

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January 20, 2011

Bottled up with Inspiration.

Holy cow. I should be ashamed. I have been looking for color inspiration for our living and dining area for months now. It’s a been an on and off process due to complete frustration. I wanted something fun, but subtle, a little moody and muted, something natural but not neutral, and rich, rich, rich, but not over the top. Do you see my problem? Plus, I’m not really into monochromatic, I prefer a combination of at least two if not three colors. Yes, I can be impossible. Anyway. I could lie and say that this was the first time I stumbled upon these gorgeous glass bottles, but I’m a little obsessive when it comes to West Elm. What does this mean? Well, these babies surfaced at least three months ago. Meaning… that I browsed over them about a minimum of 100 times. I’ll go bury my nose in the corner now. But seriously. PURE BEAUTY.

I’m totally in love with this color combination. Specifically the amber, dark teal, and olive. Can’t wait to pull these into some textiles and accessories. Talk about inspiration overload.

Oh, yes. You. Are. Mine.


Pssst – I’m already onto compiling a collection of accessories incorporating these new colors! When the inspiration hits, you have to run with it. So check back soon for those updates!

Jessie R.