I am extremely excited about my new kitchen wall makeover. I can’t remember what put first put the idea in my head but earlier this year I got bit by the painting bug again. It might also help that every advertising banner I see online right now seems to be for paint.
The color is Endless Summer from Mythic Paint. I believe I discovered this color in Cookie Magazine last year (can we all take a moment and silently weep into our coffee cups for Cookie? WAAAAAAAHHHHH! OK, perhaps that was more of a full force sob). But truly Cookie was the best magazine since Sassy. My heart just leapt a little when just I went to Cookie’s site to link it and saw that they still have a button up that says “Subscribe.” I thought, could it be? But no, all that’s there is a big fat error message *more sobbing*. But back to my wall. I had originally thought this color would go nicely in my bedroom, which is currently a deep shade of pumpkin orange but doing an entire bedroom over seemed too daunting. As our kitchen was completely white I thought doing just one wall was just about the size project I was willing to commit to. I like that the deeper color makes all my light-colored stuff pop. The goose measuring cups were my inspiration point.
I know this is going to come out sounding like a product review post, but this paint is really awesome. I love that it doesn’t smell at all (it’s low odor, zero-VOC) and of course I love the color, being a fan of all things turquoise. If I was smarter I Mythic would be paying me to write this post. But they’re not, so you know there’s absolutely no chance of writer bias here *snorts coffee out nose*.
Mr Rae put up the shelves this weekend. Being handy and handsome and smart, he is the Perfect Man (still puzzled as to why they didn’t hire him to do the Old Spice ads). The shelves are of course from IKEA.
The above pictures were taken this morning as the sunlight came in (la-la-LOVE!), but I also love how in the evening the turquoise turns into a darker, almost peacock blue (below):
: : Some other cool walls online : :
If you haven’t already seen Dana’s paint posts from her daughter Lucy’s room makeover you should go see; she has such fantastic taste when it comes to color and I love the grey stripes. I also love Alicia’s studio paint color, although lately she’s been threatening to change the aqua and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. Meg’s sewing room is another great shade of aqua awesome. And what do we think of RED? This AT post has a great red wall. So now I’m on the prowl for a new color to paint with. Please share your paint ideas or inspiration pics!
UPDATED: A few people have commented and asked where we got some of the stuff shown in this post; I’ve put a list in the comments section. Thanks for all your great comments!