The changes we made in our kitchen were few and frugal but had a HUGE impact.
Originally, the kitchen was painted with 'Remember The Alamo' by Dutch Boy, a tan paint that had green undertones.
Wanting an update, we debated over what seemed like 50 shades of Gray (how could I resist that reference?).
Stonington Gray, by Benjamin Moore, ended up being the winner.
Stonington Gray is a pale gray that has a calming effect and tranquil feel.
The Stonington Gray set against our white cabinets not only softened how everything looked but brightened it up as well. All of the sudden, it seemed as if the kitchen grew up. It suddenly become more elegant and sophisticated.
Though, to be fair, the sophistication might also be due in part to my chandelier.
The chandelier the mister bought me for my birthday finally got hung.
And, just as much as I admire it during the day, I can't but help admire it even more at night.
The other changes to the kitchen were minor, and again frugal.
The cafe stools were painted with a grain sack design.
We added vintage cast iron brackets to the bottom of our kitchen cabinets.
Getting a custom look without paying custom prices.
Though the pantry remains painted in Remember The Alamo, it fortunately transitions well with the kitchen. After spending several days hand stenciling the walls, the last thing I want to do is repaint the pantry.
Now, from each and every angle...
The kitchen makes me happy...just because.
And, of course, the fresh flowers help too.
Cost of (1) can of paint (Stonington Gray) $30
Cost of Chandelier $100 (though, technically it was a birthday gift)
Cost of cabinet brackets $7
Cost of newly painted cafe stools $0
So, for under $150, my kitchen grew up and embraced her gray.