Monday, July 12, 2010

a coat of paint

This past weekend my dearest friend Agnethe visited my new place. After getting our toes painted, we set to work painting my kitchen. The space is large, was painted off-white a long time ago, and lacked personality. The insides of the cabinets had remnants of paper and a bad, uneven paint job, as if someone lost interest mid-way through the job. I had some paint left over from my studio, and we decided to alternate the orange and the yellow in each cabinet.

The result was modern, and happy, and featured on Apartment Therapy, whoo hoo! Big thank you to Sarah Rainwater for the article.




The next step is a fresh coat of clean white on the outside of the cabinets and the walls. I am also thinking of painting a warm gray in this corner:


As Agnethe says, it will immediately shorten the space, which is long, and warm up the room.

5 comments:

erin said...

lovely. i've always wanted to paint the inside of my cabinets. and my gosh, these shots make me want every.single.one. of your beautiful dishes. but wait, i missed something! are you still in ri?

Natalie said...

oh, how gorgeous! :) love your updated kitchen cabinets...

Bonbon Oiseau said...

ooo-asya i love the cabinets and i love the idea of the warm grey on the walls...such a good idea.

cindy said...

i love the idea of painting the inside of the cabinets those wonderful colors. it's like a wonderful lining in a jacket or bag - a surprise for the owner. love the gray, too.

Asya said...

Thank you so much, everyone! It was a fun Saturday activity over much talk with my closest friend. I couldn't have done it without Agnethe.