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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Snow Days Make Over




What do you do when you're snowed in? 

 

 

Well, I look at our house

and then I look through my leftover paint

and my fabric stash.

Then I decide on a project. 

 

 

This was the first color 

that I painted our kitchen

after moving in 7 years ago.


Then a few years ago I painted 

it again.

 

 

And went with this cheery yellow.

 




 

Here it is today after painting

the cupboards this soft grey

that I had left over from the 

living room.



I'm not sure . . .
did I make a mistake?
The yellow was so cheerful.



 
Well, it is only paint . . . right?
And it was all leftover . . .
no money wasted.
 
Guess I'll eat a muffin
and decide if I like it or not.
What's your opinion.
 
Wish I could ask you to join
me for a muffin and a cuppa.
 
~~~~~😌😊😉~~~~~
 
Wishing you a pleasant day.
 
God bless you all.
 
 Your blogging sister,
Connie 

35 comments:

  1. I like all three of the kitchen colours. I guess you'll have to wait and see how you feel about the light grey as the days go by. When we first built this house I chose Mandarin Red counter tops in the kitchen. Years later we changed the cupboards and I chose a green for the counters which I like but I miss that hit of cheery red colour when I get up in the morning and wander into the kitchen.

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  2. Hi Connie. I really enjoyed seeing each of the incarnations of your kitchen. Each looks so different, but they all look so cozy and welcoming. Honestly, I love them all. Which of them makes YOU the happiest? Your curtains, sink skirt and decor are all wonderful. I wish I had just the decorating style you have in your little finger. It would still be more than what I have. I'm not a good decorator. And just look at all of the canning! Wow! I can just imagine how good it all tastes.
    I sure hope we're able to meet before Dennis and I move to Nebraska. We live so close it would be a shame to never give each other a hug at least once in this life. I'm praying for COVID to go away so we can be with friends and family again.
    Take care my dear friend. You remain in my heart and in my prayers.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  3. Wish I could pop in for a muffin too! I think you like painting a lot, so you can change the colour again when you feel the urge. I must say that I do like the happy yellow very much with touches of blue in the curtains and below the sink. Everyone needs happy in these times! Wonderful to see the snow through your windows. Have a really good weekend coming up!

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  4. Oh wow, I love it. I loved your yellow too but for myself I tend to go with more subtle, muted shades. I think it looks absolutely stunning.
    I don't have any muffins but I do have my cup of coffee here so it was nice sharing a cup with you :)
    Stay warm.

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  5. I think it is beautiful, Connie, so calming and fresh. Not a mistake!

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  6. I like the soft gray and it begs to have some red and white checks here and there....and everywhere! Maybe even some red white and blue! I think it leaves you open to be bold with the curtains and accessories! Pass the muffins though and we'll give it a think! heehee! Hugs!

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  7. Connie, all colors were so very pretty. What do I do in this cold weather? Try to keep the fire in the furnace going, the water troughs filled for the cows and calves, open and shut gates for the farmer; a day goes by and there isn't much time for fun things. I have my sewing room closed off so it's too cold to do fun things even if there was time. Hope you're staying warm!

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  8. Good Morning,
    I think it looks"serene and peaceful."
    Take Care

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  9. You have done such a wonderful job on the painting - I love all the colors you've chose, but I think I like the
    grey the best because you can always add more color by curtains or the décor. You have such a good eye for
    decorating!!

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  10. I love the soft gray. It looks so calm and sweet and your signs and towels stand out great against it. If you get to yearning for the yellow, you can have that as a new project later in the year! But I think the gray will grow on you! I am hurrying to finish stitching a new design during these cold days, and going to Mass. And playing with the animals. It's a simple life!

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  11. I think that soft gray paint would look great with some yellow curtains, maybe yellow flowers on them with a green leaf or two? Soft yellow would bring in that cheerfulness you miss, and the gray would frame the yellow beautifully. Very simple to do, as you have the skills already! (Maybe even the fabric...)

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  12. I really like it a lot, Connie. I think the grey looks great and you can always accessorize it with the cheery yellow that you love. I think you will know in a day or so if YOU love it- cuz that's what is really important. xo Diana

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  13. Out of all the photos, I love the soft gray the most. The color is so soft and pretty.

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  14. Hello! I don't care for everything being gray these days, but really like it on your cabinets. You create so many pretty, colorful quilts, and embroidery and those will add nice colorful accents. Nice job!

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  15. I loved all the different colors you have had thru the years, and the gray such a perfect neutral after your previous 2 brighter colors. I was thinking same as others above; nice curtain, that maybe has the touch of gray and a touch of color to bring in the gray but bring in the color.

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  16. I love the new gray and calmer, serene look. I also love the pops of red! they show up better now.. and you could add more red here and there, like a red cookie jar or canisters, etc. Your pretty curtains and front of sink curtain look great too.. did you make some new ones? I wish I loved painting. I need our kitchen cabinets all painted white! I just don't enjoy painting at all for some reason and it seems like too big of a project to tackle. I did do some painting around our wood stove area.. wanted to show it on my blog but not done so guess I'll wait. It may never get done! I'm good at starting something but not finishing. I'm afraid I'd get one kitchen cupboard done and the rest would stay brown. I love your snow views out the windows... I think snow is also calming and makes the home feel so much cozier. I wish I could join you for a muffin too! xoxo Marilyn

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  17. I like all the colors but do like the yellow best. Very bright and cheerful but it only matters what you like best. :)

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  18. I'm impressed Connie! That's a lot of work. I like all of them, but I really like the gray. I love soft colors and then accent with pops of color. I think some accents of yellow or red would be perfect!

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  19. The yellow was so cheery but it also looks great in the grey as it brings together both of the rooms, looking back at them, I really like them both!

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  20. I like it. It looks updated now. I didn't care for the yellow, it was too bright. I would sew a brighter color for the sink skirt though. Maybe a red, like the one in your first picture. Just to add a pop of color. Have a nice weekend.

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  21. What fun to have a whole new look for the kitchen without even setting foot outside the door! The soft grey is a perfect foil for whatever color you choose for the new curtains, bright or not, country or contemporary, whatever lifts your spirits.
    I'm looking at my stash and deciding I need to order a couple pieces to fill in so I can get going on some comfort quilts for a couple of friends who are going thru a rough patch currently. Starting something new, whether it is paint or fabric, gives the eyes and spirit a treat. Take care, friend; enjoy baking up a storm in your newly spiffed kitchen.

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  22. The soft grey is very pretty, and very different from the yellow. Perhaps you just need time to get used to it. Grey with yellow accents - a curtain or something - would be cheery, too. I'm working on a few home projects. Now that I'm retired I hope I get them done quickly.

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  23. Lovely! I think you are brave for painting and repainting! I am inspired to do some touch up painting this weekend.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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  24. Omg, what a lovely snowy day makeover! Fresh, bright and a true farmhouse kitchen. The dainty curtains along with the pops of color as in the signs and apron are the finishing touch. I do love all the kitchen pasts as well especially the mini pendant hanging in the window. I enjoy seeing makeovers had a Lil accident, fell off the ladder ended up fracturing my arm, had surgery to put plates and screws . You are right though it's only paint. It's whatever makes you happy. Thanks for sharing. Lisa @ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

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  25. Hi Connie- I think your Light Grey Kitchen looks great...looks brand new! Stay safe and well there. Best Wishes. KEV.

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  26. Connie, it looks so pretty. I really like the soft grey. It seems to make the room look bigger. But, every change you've made looks pretty and I've liked them all. Wish I didn't dread things like painting. You make it look so simple and easy. That first picture of the snow looks so cold.

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  27. I think the yellow was cheery but I do like the gray! Changing things once in a while is very refreshing! :)

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  28. Wow, Connie, you are incredible! Your projects are always so amazing. I can't even paint a wall, let alone cabinets! As much as I love color, I have to say the light gray of your cabinets is absolutely lovely. I think it looks the best of all your paint color choices over the years. If you decide you're missing the yellow, you could always just bring in yellow accents in your kitchen through decor or you could paint just the island yellow. xoxo

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  29. All three paints are pretty! Just add cheery yellow curtains to your window ~ with the sun shining in it would be even more cheery. You can also hang pretty yellow towels around. I love projects during the winter it keeps my mind off of wanting to be in the garden and to plant something!! LOL! Hugs, Sweet Friend ~

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  30. I really like the new color however I think it would look even better with a large floral print for the curtains on window and door only- leave the plain fabric under the sink. Just a thought- it already looks great.
    Enjoy!

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  31. It looks peaceful and you can change it later, if you're up for it. Your house is so cozy! I hope the muffin tasted yummy!

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  32. Connie your kitchen is lovely...there are so many accent colours that would go with gray. God bless you for your sweet visit to my blog. Yes joy can be found only in Him. He allows us at times to enjoy certain things but He created us for a relationship with Him which only satisfies our need for joy. Take care dear one. Wishing you much joy today. Hugs!

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  33. Hi Connie, I love your kitchen. I do think I like the yellow best, but I am just fine with the grey too. Wish I could be there to join you for a muffin and cuppa. Have a great weekend Connie and stay safe. Blessings to you from Seattle. John

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  34. I really like the last choice you made for your kitchen. The colors look like they will go with anything, and it looks very nice, Connie. I think you made the right choice. : )

    ~Sheri

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