Our current big project is painting the kitchen. It's been a bold orange, which we enjoyed, but we've been ready for a change for awhile. Jaron is the Hill House painter. He is really good. He does a great job, he's pretty quick, he's efficient, and he doesn't have to use tape (it's amazing!). Seriously, if Jaron ever has to look for a career change, I think he could make a nice living as a house painter. But I'll take him as my very own, personal painter for now. I should probably take some credit for his mad skills. After all, with my encouragement, we've painted every room in the house, some more than once. I hear Jaron sighing somewhere. When we started, I painted with him as well, but he's gotten so good that he usually does the brunt of the painting now. But I also can't forget to mention all the help we've received from family and friends to get painting projects done- it's been much appreciated!
Anyway, as I mentioned, we both have been ready for a change in there. Really we've been ready for an overhaul, but we were tolerating the kitchen as it was. I figured I couldn't request another room painting for a while, so when Jaron told me he wanted to paint it, I was shocked and thrilled. I also already had an idea in mind for what to do. I had pinned a picture of a kitchen on Pinterest last fall that I loved. I showed Jaron and he was up for looking for a similar paint color.
I'll let you know early on that we're not scared of color at the Hill House. It's like a crayon box up in here! Sometimes I really wish I could put together a more neutral palette, but the truth is I'm always drawn to rooms with pops of color.
The kitchen on Pinterest was featured on a blog called The Decorista and is an image from Harpers Bazaar, of designer Veronica Swanson Beard's home. Here is the inspiration:
Jaron started painting on New Years Eve, but with a road trip to Tennessee in January and then his knee surgery in February, the project has been at a stand still for a while. Jaron's parents came to visit last weekend and were a huge help in getting the walls painted (Thank you!). I'll do another post with before, during and after photos, but for now I just wanted to introduce the project.
What projects do you all have going on? House or other? Big or small? In effect or in your dreams?