Saturday, March 4, 2017

In Like a Lamb

And that was a relief. We have had the winter of all winters, so I figured in keeping with the trend, we would have a super blizzard to mark the start of the month. But no, so now I am worried that we will go out like a lion and I am not going to like that one bit...lol A lot of our snow has melted and I can finally make it to my garden shed to remove the Christmas wreath. The "ice rink" is gone from the front yard and the cats are able to get to their favorite trees to scratch. Which will save me yelling at them to get away from my couch! So more snow will not be welcome at this time. I think this little guy would agree...lol

In the Fall, I nest. In the Spring, I redo! How is it, we can go years looking at the same thing over and over and it seems fine and then there is that moment when we look at it, and it seems all wrong. That is my kitchen. Back in it's heyday, it was all color and pattern and very much in the mode of  Mary Englebreit. And I loved it. 

But now, I want something simpler, less cluttered, more modern. So I have taken out all the extra knick knacks, removed the pics from the cabinet fronts, sanded down the walls and cupboards and am ready to paint.

I am keeping the green color (I changed that wall a few years ago) and extending it around the window frame which will be painted white, as will the cupboards. Gone will be the black and white checkerboard and yellow window and black knobs. 

My cupboards were built in 1948 and they are very basic, but I really like that farmhouse utilitarian look. So I think just a new coat of paint and new hardware will suffice. But I am toying with an overlay on the doors. But I am not quite sure what it will be. Maybe something recycled!  I am really excited and can't wait to get it done. Once finished, some of my Roosters and Roses collection will come back to the counters and maybe the curtain, but I will have to see just how I feel. But I do know, it will be a breathe of fresh air. Just what I need after such a long winter. :) Always, Kit


oldgreymareprimitives said...

It always feels good to refresh and renew..and it helps us discover all the hidden dust bunnies and such.

Blondie's Journal said...

I agree with you on spring and renewal in all sorts of ways. I'm doing it, too. We will have something to share in the next few weeks.

Loved your comment on my blog today. You are a wise woman, Kit!

Jane x

Poppy said...

I know exactly what you mean about that magic moment, when suddenly, everything looks strange, and it needs to be changed!

Good luck with the redo, Kit; can't wait to see it!


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

When I was young, January was always the month I freshened the walls with new paint and whatever else I needed to update. It released me from the after holiday blues, but had to be completed before the warmer weather arrived.

This year I had foot surgery in January so I could be on my feet by spring and watch the snow fly while I recouped. WHAT SNOW? 60 degrees and I wanted to be outside on every one of them. I can only hope that danged snow doesn't show up after March 22 when I expect to be running again...well, I never run but I bet I'll be walking quickly, lol.
xx, CArol

Susan said...

Hi Kit. Gee, I kinda like the Mary Englebreit look but if you have tired of it, so be it. It will look nice with all white, too. Have fun! Thanks for your visits to my posts and your comments, too. Didn't realize you moved to Montana from New Jersey! Wowsers. That was a huge change, I would imagine. Take care and good luck painting! Susan

Tins and Treasures said...

Good afternoon, Kit,
March came in more like a Lion here...snow and wind. But then, I guess we can look forward to the lamb that we will have at the end of the month.

Can't wait to see the finishing touches on your kitchen redo. Take care, ~Natalie

Lizzy D said...

I love your kitchen redo plan! It will looks so fresh and airy, with that wonderful farmhouse style. Big job for you!


Diane said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what your "new" kitchen will look like. I agree with you, this winter has been one to remember (or forget) It's snowing now again!! Don't worry, we will get that late spring snow! Diane

Pom Pom said...

Woo hoo! New kitchen look for Kit!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hope spring will stick around in your neck of the woods. I know both my boys are ready for winter to be over. Sounds like you've got a plan for the kitchen. Good luck getting it all done.