Painted Kitchen Ceiling ...

Happy Monday Morning!  I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July.  Ours started out a little slowly due to Hurricane Arthur.  He sure knew how to stop the party here in New England ... and I did what any sane person would do when the party got cancelled.  Bought some new paint! 

So while I am marching forward in my "all white" kitchen.  Well, except for the Black counter tops and the Green Door and the Red Coffee Maker. 
Okay ... the walls are white.  
And I like it.  
Clean and Crisp in my little #projectdownsize kitchen.

But you know me ... I need a Touch of color.  Yes, a Touch.

And I, evidently, still need Gloss.  High Gloss.

San Pedro Morning.  Benjamin Moore. High Gloss.

And my absolute new favorite paint.  BM Advance.  


Still in progress ... and I can't wait to share when I am done.
It feels like Liquid Sunshine.

I think I am renaming the #projectdownsize house.

#TheGlossHouse might be more appropriate.
Life is short.  Why not make it Shine?

Go out and get some Shine this Week in whatever you do!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.

xo,

kim

Cabinet Hardware … Turning UP the Knob!

Pun Intended!

Christopher Peacock is one of my absolute favorite kitchen designers.  

I love the WEIGHT of his kitchens.

Via
Not only are his spaces pleasing to the eye … You know when you touch a knob it has quality and weight.  
And while #ProjectDownSize is not budget worthy of a CPKitchen … I do want her to have weight.


Thus the knob decision!


Colonial Bronze has become a "go-to" of knobs for me.  They are a good price point, they are solid brass and they have the WEIGHT I look for.


Since I chose the classic round knob I did want to kick it up a notch.  No offense to Big Box Hardware stores, but I wanted them to look better than what I find there.

So we added the Medallion. 



When you choose to add this piece, go ahead and buy yourself some "mid-size" screws.  You will need them to hold the two pieces.  One little note I'd like to let Colonial know is that if a client is ordering the medallions they might change out the screws they send.

Not a Huge Deal.  But boy would they up the Customer Satisfaction Quotient!

So see … I did include the Big Box Store in my need for "just right" screws!


The Kitchen is coming together my friends … cabinets all back up!  Crown Molding being painted and Window Treatments at my workroom.  



Soon … So Soon!


In the meantime, thought you might enjoy the View through my Knob!






Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.

xo,

kim

ORC Linking Event … Week 4

I cannot even believe we are at Week FOUR!  Linda is still calling the shots and keeping me on track! 


If you are new here, Linda organizes a semi-annual Challenge to change one room in Six Weeks.

You can check out Week 1 and 3 if you are interested.
I skipped Week 2!

And then she asks everyone to join in on their own in her Linking Event to do the same.

Perhaps because I have an entire house, also known as #ProjectDownSize, to do … 
I am just crazy willing enough to join in!

I promised last week a post on lighting and a new ceiling. 

Well here is the problem when I am not a total DIY'er.
My Electrician is coming TODAY.  He is clearly not as interested in pleasing all of you as I am.

I apologize on his behalf.  However, if you are in my neck of the woods, I'll share him.

He rocks!

So … here is what is happening that you cannot see!



You might remember the "Hide" I scored last year.  
It finally has come into it's own.

It is at the upholsterer right now.  Taking over the Toile that graced my kitchen a few years ago.  Here's the thing about chairs.  They Rock. And can be changed in a heartbeat.  Continue the Chair Hoarding.  It is a constant Giver!
And the Kravet accent fabric … well, you will just have to wait to see that little treat.

So … while you might think I am slacking off … here is the real DIY'er going on right now.  
Yes, at the same time as the ORC Linking Party.

Remember when Don told me to focus.  
You clearly know I am no good at that!!

We are painting the kitchen cabinets.


And I haven't even shared about my countertops yet.

 So I can't make it a total surprise …  they are man-made.  
Love at First and Last Sight!
I promise to share more on my finds.


You might spy my Island Top … 
But this was quitting time my friends.

Notice Don has his hand on the Kettle One.
Yep. Cocktail time.  
We do have priorities after all!
Looking forward to showing you my lighting next week!  

Check out all the linking participants here!

Making the World More Beautiful.  
One Room (or more!) at a Time.
xo

kim