As I’ve mentioned, we have had quite the struggle dealing with some plumbing problems that were FINALLY resolved a month ago. In true Graf fashion, the repairing of walls didn’t go smoothly either. The biggest problem is that during the process of repairing the plumbing and the walls the contents of all our counters, two bottom cabinets and stainless steal shelving full of my cookware, tools and appliances was in our dining room which rendered two rooms practically useless. We lived that way for a month and it was ridiculously frustrating and embarrassing (shout out to our guests who love us anyway!).
In what was supposed to the final day of wall repair and repaint we encountered another problem—this one we embraced. While out with a girlfriend, I received a call from our handyman. He was ready to paint over the drywall and couldn’t find any left over paint in our kitchen color. He laid out my options:
1. Did I remember the name of the color? (I can’t even remember to fill my gas tank before a light tells me to).
2. He could go to the Depot and try to color match. It doesn’t usually work and he’d have to give the entire kitchen a coat of paint.
I did some thinking. I wasn’t happy with how the yellow I chose turned out. It was too washed out and hospital looking. I also made the bad choice of painting the bottom of the soffit the wall color instead of ceiling white. Long story short…..I made bad choices and was too cheap to fix it.
I asked our sweet friend and handyman to fix these new-homeowner mistake. I decided to paint the kitchen the same gray as our dining room. This choice would both emphasize the Fiestaware and save some time and energy if I knock down the wall between our kitchen and dining room—an idea I am seriously considering. He, very kindly, agreed.
When I came home a few hours later, I was greeted by two incredible blessings. The first was we had enough leftover paint from the dining room we didn’t have to pay for more. The second was that the kitchen looked SO MUCH BETTER gray. I would seriously walk in every ten minutes and stare at the walls as our friend continued working. Thank God he is a family friend, as a stranger may be concerned with my constant watchful eye and drooling over wall color.
And now for the great unveiling:
I have to be honest, I was quite nervous about I would like the gray walls next to the wooden cabinets…but I absolutely LOVE it!