Sunday, March 1, 2009
Here is my kitchen. Brown and green. It is a very functional kitchen. More cabinets and countertops than I have ever had in my life. I like it, it's just missing a little...je ne sais quoi. I tried to do something about that on friday. I thought that maybe I could take this stamp and create a lacy looking pattern on the wall that would soften the room up. Maybe add a little charm. I chose the lighter green paint that I used on the opposing wall of the kitchen and started stamping. I really liked the first few rows, I used the countertop as a marker. Just a hint if you decide to do something like this: don't use the countertop as a marker. It might be fine if you don't have the oven gap and your builders made everything perfectly straight. It started out cute and then looked horribly disastrous as I got to the end. I'm sorry I didn't get a picture of the train wreck, but I'm sure you can imagine. I ended up just painting the whole section light green. My daughter thought it was white which made me even more irritated, don't ask me to explain why. I think I was just in a bad mood because my hand was cramping from stamping( ooh, I like that phrase). So, the moral of the story is, if you like this look you should MEASURE your lines out on the wall!! My poor kitchen is still missing a little je ne sais quoi. Any ideas??? In my frustration I went shopping...I try not to combine that emotion with that action very frequently, but I found some cute ceramics on sale. I think it did help to have something on top of the cabinets.