New Year and Kitchen Refresh Plans

kitchen refresh plans

2019 has brought us winter storms and cancelled school days. As much as I am missing the warmer weather and wish it was spring, I am trying to make good use of this time. Since we are stuck inside it is the perfect time to work on a few projects.

The kitchen is the hub of our house, it is quite small but it has the unique feature of the open shelves between it and the dining room and the shiplap that was here before we bought the house.

picture of a cool tones kitchen and open selves

One small issue is the paint colour! When we bought the house we had to gut the kitchen and we had a brand new baby at home. Picking out a paint colour was done quickly and careflessly!

When the cupboards arrived and the walls painted it only took a moment to realize our error, the walls were a beautiful cool grey and the cupboards a nice warm grey! (picture us slapping our foreheads!). With the chaos of moving in and constant renovations we said we could paint it later and would pick out a backsplash as well.

open shelving in a farmhouse kitchen with white shiplap and a chalk board

***five years later***

Nothing has changed! But this winter we have made it a priority to give the kitchen a little refresh, brighten the walls to compliment the cupboards. Add a classic white subway tile to the wall so that it flows seamlessly with the shiplap wall.

grey kitchen

Using low door paint and cutting the tile in the basement means we do not need to worry about fumes. Working a few hours in the evenings and on weekends means it won’t consume all of our time but will still be completed by the beginning of February!

The back splash is a bit of a grown-up dream of mine! I have never had a backsplash in any of the houses I have lived in, rented or owned! For years we have ogled backsplashes and tried to decide what we would get, if we have could make the time and now it is becoming a dream come true!

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