Monday, November 21, 2011


I sat down to blog, but instead have found myself staring at pictures of pretty kitchens. Ya know how sometimes you get an idea in your head - and it seems to be all you can think about?  I swear this is my life story - and this way of thinking often gets me into trouble.  I can't walk through my kitchen lately without thinking about HOW SIMPLE it would be to turn my kitchen into this:

I love this kitchen.  It's not crazy over the top - wow....but I like the subtle colors and white cabinets.  Since my cabinets are looking a bit bleak over here, I just keep imagining taking an afternoon and just taking care of them.

This is where the trouble comes in.  I honestly get the urge to do this (and finish this) on a Wednesday afternoon - with thoughts like, "Oh, Rob will be so excited when he gets home!"  I just can't seem to grasp that it would take me a million years to do this on my own - let alone, buy everything (then take twenty trips back to get it all right!)

The worst part is that you get on Pinterest, and every single person has somehow whipped this up, already - posted the before and after pictures, and now has a perfectly, perfect kitchen.  And has also added phrases like, "do it yourself,"  or "the easy way to.."  so I get myself all psyched up to do it.

Will I ever?  Not sure.  Maybe.  Or maybe I'll just get on Pinterest and dream about refinishing my entertainment center. Perhaps that is a bit more within my reach.  Until then, I'll just blog about how desperate I am to do it.  That's how I roll.

BDEM:  Probably Rob's nod of approval as I mentioned painting the cabinets.  I've kept my mouth shut on that one for months.  I figured if I even mentioned it, it'd be shot down.  Instead of, "Oh, I don't think that'd look very good," he just said, "That's a lot of work..."  WHICH IS NOT A NO!  


Sara said...

I'm coming over tomorrow... we'll get it done!!!

The UnMighty said...

Just bribe Kim to come help you. She totally does those full-on room DIY's and it always comes out looking magazine worthy.

p.s. I LOVE the wooden countertops. Someday if I can get my gypsy man to settle and actually buy a house, I want wood countertops.

p.p.s. My gypsy man will never settle.

kathryn said...

Ahh! That was me in the above comment. I'm using Ben's computer since mine is on the fritz.

Wilson Family said...

Umm I LOVE this kitchen! You should do it! I've heard it takes forever, but the end result is so pretty! I would do it if I was staying in my house longer... and if my cabinets were real wood... and if Tom would go for it, which he wouldn't. Oh and if i were patient enough to finish anything. So anyway, I'm just going to live vicariously through you and say do it!