So: I have decided to make some changes! First, I will do some painting. I definitely need some paler colour in here, with a shiny finish. I will paint the door and the shelves asap – I can't wait to get them done, and then I can show you! Do you have somewhere at home that you know needs changing?
Monday, 3 June 2013
my kitchen makeover, vintage style – before
I have decided that my kitchen decoration needs a bit of an overhaul. I love the wall colour (palest green) and my vintage kitchen bits and pieces and now I want to make some improvements. We don't have a kitchen window, which is terrible. It means it is always quite dark, especially in winter. Oh, how I dream of having a window and sunlight streaming in! It has a sky light, and then big windows up on the other side, so that's where the natural light comes in from. One of the two things I am going to change first are the green shelves. They are ugly-but-practial cheapo white shelves on metal brackets. I painted them a pale pink when I was having a kitch phase, and then dark green when I was having my I-don't-like-pastel-fey-stuff phase. I then painted the back door to match. So my jars and things look nice but I think the dark green just swallows up way too much light. Too gloomy! Oh, and all my herbs died in the summer, and I haven't had the heart to replace them yet. This is the back door open, which is nice for letting in more light, but I can't keep that open all day in winter! And this is what it looks like closed. See how dark that corner is? I love dark green, and heavy, rich interior colours in general, but they work in grand older buildings with higher ceilings (and windows, gnarrrrr I want a window) (oh, so much, ha!) but in my 1960's modern place, it's not ideal. See? This is my hard working skylight (well it just sits there, but I'm grateful) and you can see the light pouring in on the left, from above – that's from those four windows. See how dark the shelf corner is, though!