REDREAMING THE KITCHEN (Ranting about beige)







Well i like to think that i can take an idea and mould it to suit circumstances in terms of decorating.... my immediate reaction to the kitchen at Hathaway was to think........ It will do lots of cupboards..........but the dammed stove has to go and the beige walls and the blue formica countertops want to make me screammmmmmmmmmmmmmm.





Well....... after a couple of weeks some of the obvious organizational features and peculiar quirks that go to makeup THIS KITCHEN manifest themselves.........like do not turn the microwave and the toaster on at the same time.....POOF.....there goes the circuit breaker...... UGH......... and the cupboard contents needed to be reallocated.....the coffeemaking area as far away as possible from the cooking area....... means i can still cook dinner while Patrick does his impersonation of a HOVERING SEAGULL.......well its also closer to water..... heres some before and after photos. Some of the main details you cannot see are that EVERY cupboard had scratched paint around the handles and was basically ceiling white..... well OBVIOUSLY that needed to be repaired and readjusted....so i removed all the handles and washed and sanded and repainted the cupboard doors.





The next step was to remove the BEIGE......i hate bland beige...... you would not think of me liking white in a kitchen??? actually it is the second white one i have had and i have to say it feels clean and hygenic and airy in comparison for a measly $20 tin of paint!! I mean talk about visual BARGAINS.......