When I am not sitting down to read Fashion magazines, I love flipping through design magazines to gain inspiration for the new house. Last week I came across this photo in House Beautiful.
I loved the unexpected chevron stripes on the back of the bookcase and thought this would add such a great pop of color in my kitchen. I have two glass door cabinets and with white plates and mostly white accessories, it just seemed a bit bland. At first I thought I would need to find a wallpaper but after reading the article, I realized that these stripes were actually hand painted. My motivation kicked in and the hubby and I spent Memorial Day painting these chevron stripes in our cabinets. Here was the process.
|The inspiration were the nobs on our stove|
The outcome? After 7 hours of work and 5 coats of paint, I couldn't be happier. It added the perfect pop of color to the kitchen without taking over. I LOVE it and am also so relieved that we did not screw up the cabinets. Can you imagine if we would have messed up a dark red on white? It would have been terrible! Yes, I am feeling accomplished.