We bought our house four years ago and the whole interior shebang was painted a pukey light grayish white. When you entered the temperature plummeted a good seven degrees just because of this color. I really wish I had more pics to demonstrate the severity.
With absolutely no money but lots of creativity and charm, we befriended the paint lady at Home Depot through frequently checking the oops paint counter. We struck gold when we discovered a five-gallon bucket of whitish paint one morning. With a wink and some stroking words, she was soon adding different colors drop by drop. We were customizing our very own, warm color–five gallons of it– for $20. We call it our first home. Just kidding but I couldn’t resist that one.
It is amazing what paint can do. We also bought different hinges for the cabinets from Home Resource (building supply re-use store). They were brass and five cents each. We painted them a nickel color to match the knobs we scored from IKEA. I even painted our ridiculous old fridge in tomato soup.
I bought Canon Ball for the kitchen cabinets and Beehive for the kitchen walls. Our little house perked right up. But I am not one to pick a paint color under the assumption that it will remain that color for very long. I have now grown tired of the black I once had a crush on.
In a monochromatic prenatal state, I painted the whole kitchen in Beehive. I am pleased. Next, I crave baseboard.
In searching through photos for evidence of said pukey gray and Canon Ball, I found the below shot from Thanksgiving three years ago advertising the black cabinets (the one on the right from this year). Guess I can’t resist my man with a bird.