Paint Chip Pinwheels on My Wall

I can’t commit. I repaint my rooms continually. I rearrange furniture frequently. I bought the large size of spackle to fill all the nail holes from moving art. Several months ago I came up with a great, temporary solution for my unwillingness to live with a look for longer than a year or so: Paint chips!

paint chip wallIt was easy to do. I picked up a few chips in about 7 or 8 colors from my local hardware store. After playing around with the color combinations I cut them into squares and then triangles and stuck them to the wall. I used glue dots which were fun but not a perfect solution. It took a few weeks to get them all to stick. Every morning I would get up and restick the ones that had fallen down in the night. I have them all sticking now. paint chip wall decorationPaint Chip wall my wedding chinaThis is my wedding china.  It isn’t china and I did not get it when I got married. My husband and I saw it in a gallery called Fumiki in San Francisco when we were talking about our wedding. On our first Christmas together he surprised me with a teacup and saucer. Then on my birthday he did it again. Eventually the gallery closed and we could not find the artist anywhere. Her name is Kumiko Hayashi. my bird and a nest

 

 

My Kitchen: After!

White!  My kitchen is now white. I have never painted a room white until now. One can hardly tell a difference from the before and after. But, I promise, there is. I’ll give you a little tour.

The view from the living room into the kitchen. I took that wall down the first time my husband left me home alone.

The view from the living room into the kitchen.
I took that wall down the first time my husband left me home alone.

a view of the complimentary color combination

best kitchen tool ever

It cuts the cutest spiral vegetables and is easy to clean.

My kitchen is very small. I removed all the upper cabinets immediately and replaced them with open shelving. I have changed the style of shelving several times. I love this glass over the window so much. It lends itself to a feeling of spaciousness.

The view to my white kitchen

My first white room. It was easier than I thought….to go white. I still hate painting, though.

My Kitchen Project

My husband is going to be gone today and so I am going to paint my kitchen (he hates the smell of paint).  I love the color that is there now but I recently painted my livingroom and the colors kind of clash.

I have a confession. I paint my walls  A LOT.  Which is funny because I hate painting. Someday I think it would be fun to do a slide show of all the colors my house has worn.

Here is my “before” shot:

project in my kitchen: the before shot

Try to guess the new color!

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