The way I felt is this... because the cabinets are a very stark white and the counter is black, the black and white walls were just too much!
It felt like I was in a big Oreo cookie!
Because I don't get here as often as I would like, except for the occasional spring break, or November break, lthat leaves me with no real time to make improvements that I have been dreaming of, this is the way it has stayed.... for 5 years.
That's why I came this time for a month.
To make changes.
I'd like to tile over the stove but can't quite afford it yet. After all I just completely re-did my kitchen at home and that one had to wait for 12 years!!
You can read about the major kitchen re-do in Jersey here and here
But there are small changes I can do to make it a little more beachy.
So I started the process of painting the walls. Just a very soft grey, almost white.
And decided to accent with just a couple of starfish. And these cute tin tiles I found.
I love the old tin look.
Here she is painted in a very soft grey.
I know I need to add some splashes of color in here.
I think if I add some nice nickle pulls my cabinets would look so much better.
Right now they have none. I don't really like that look, and besides they get a lot of fingerprints that way. But that will be another project for me.
I found the tin tiles, and a tin square basket for fruit, up in Venice Florida, when I went up there on a Saturday club mission directed by Sarah at "a beach cottage" to do a bit of boutique shopping. I was so delighted to find them because they are just the look I was seeking.
So goodbye Oreo cookie colors
For a softer gentler palette
Soothing the savage beach in me!
Thank you for stopping by!