I went away for the weekend, and when I came home, I walked in the door to discover my boyfriend had painted the kitchen… and didn’t even tell me!!
Yes. I actually am the luckiest girl in the world. It’s true.
I love a 1950s-style kitchen. As much as I would love to rip my kitchen apart and start over (who wouldn’t?!), the checkered floor and white cabinets — the whole “’50s-ness” of it — was a huge reason I fell in love with this house. The walls were even originally painted the exact same shade of yellow that I’d painted my apartment kitchen. Initially I wasn’t going to repaint at all, since clearly I liked that color, but I decided I wanted to make the room “mine” instead of what someone else had chosen for me.
We picked a delicious light minty green paint (Valspar “Ultra Green”) to go with all of the red dishes and cherry accessories I already had. My paint choice was inspired by this room, via Country Living. Oh, if only I had a red stove!!