Choosing Paint for the Kitchen
Everyone has their little quirks.  One of mine is that I can match a color from memory exactly. I don’t have to take my fabric swatches or clothes to the store with me to match them.  (With that said, I’m starting to panic now that someone is going to test me….)   I’ve usually been pretty good at choosing paint color too from those ridiculously small sample chips. 

Which brings me to my kitchen …. The color had me stumped.  I knew what I wanted but I was having a hard time getting it right.  A couple of things were throwing the color off.  My flooring is a red toned wood and I think the other  was lighting.  I have 3 different light sources in my kitchen: incandescent, halogen, and natural sunlight.  

The original color of my kitchen was this color……a nice go-with-everything color but I was tired of it.
Porter Paint’s Muted Yellow
The first color we attempted was Behr’s Light French Gray. Honey Do was so confident in my abilities of being spot on with paint that he bought a gallon!   Well, he started painting the wall and after a foot of paint, I hollered stop!  The color was all wrong.  It was Blue.  I had a blue wall.  Why did they name it French Gray????  No gray to be found. 
Light French Gray
Next, we tried a Behr paint mixed as a Martha Stewart color called Dolphin.  This time, Honey Do bought a quart.  ( I think his confidence in me was waning….. I can’t blame him.)  Aaargh!  A lovely shade of baby blue.  
Martha Stewart Dolphin
Third time, however, was the charm!  Funny thing is, I had initially picked out Behr’s Pensive Sky but passed on it because I was afraid it would come out too green.  I love this color.  I pick it up every time I go into Home Depot.  I should’ve trusted my instincts.  the color is PERFECT!  
Behr Pensive Sky
I can’t wait to see my finished kitchen!!!   
And, I can’t wait for you to see it either!!  
 I, also, need to start decorating for Christmas!  How about you??



“Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him.  This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD…”
   Ezekiel 1:28  The Holy Bible

Kitchen Table Update

We bought our table years ago at an antique shop in town.  I, especially, loved it because it is HUGE!   It’s 4 feet across with 5 leaves so plenty of room for food and plates on the table.The finish has always needed to be redone.  The old stain had darkened with age and some places were so worn the stain no longer existed.

Here is an old picture of the table, I couldn’t find one by itself.


With the new change in the kitchen, we decided the time had come to refinish the table.   First, the old stain had to be stripped off.   Those turned legs were a pain to strip!   Next, I had Honey Do apply a white wash finish and a sealer.   I wanted the table to look like weathered wood.

Ta da!   I love my new and improved kitchen table.  I think it turned out perfect.

Thanksgiving is almost here!  I’d better start planning!   How about you?



“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking,
 but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,”  Romans 14:17  The Holy Bible

Kitchen Update

I can’t wait to show off our new kitchen redo but you’re going to have to wait a little while longer… me too! 😦

In the meantime, I thought I’d show you where we started, where we were and where we are now.

Move in day —- Thanksgiving 1997

 A house with potential:  Basically, a really  nice way of saying we had a major fixer upper on our hands. 

The kitchen had 2 layers of wallpaper, 3 layers of linoleum floor, 2 layers of countertop and grime to spare.

 I filled 4 – ice cream gallon buckets of dirt dobber nests out of that vent hood!  It was so gross and disgusting!  Makes me grimace and shiver even now!  

Major renovation in 2002…  

Kitchen Redo 2011

Everything is a mess!   The cabinets are being painted a creamy white gloss with a pop of aqua inside.  The walls, ceiling and trim are next. 
During my October challenge of cleaning out drawers, I tackled all of my kitchen gear so now its all waiting to be put in its place. 
I’m so looking forward to my new and improved kitchen!!!
Honey Do says it won’t be much longer!



“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man 
who takes refuge in him.”   Psalm 34:8   The Holy Bible
Doodlebug approved the use of this picture!!! Hahaha