Change is inevitable.
Sometimes it comes in slow, gentle waves. And other times it hits suddenly with the weight of a hurricane that blows through your life and leaves it forever transformed.
I’m not sure what I would call our move. Unexpected. Exciting. Exhausting. Expensive.
Whatever it was, I recall spending hours deep in thought. Carefully mapping out my vision for our new home. And yes… it was a home. A four-bedroom, 1940’s-built house with one bathroom, no closets, and a kitchen that desperately needed some TLC if I was going to spend the next few years washing dishes in it…
So, as with any renovation it began with a little inspiration. Even before we knew we were moving, I was ready to add a pop of color to my kitchen… and this is where I was headed: (see all photos, links & more on my Pinterest board) Fun, right? After I found the colors that I loved, I began hunting down kitchens that managed to beautifully incorporated them: I was surprised to find myself drifting back into the crazy pastel appliances and metal cabinetry of the 50’s and 60’s. But alas, there I was. Oogling over blue stoves and pink refrigerators.
Then came a little real-life inspiration. Capturing walls of colorful mirrors at Hobby Lobby, falling in love with a red sewing table at an antique sale, and jumping on some adorable vintage metal drawers on a friend’s online yard sale post. Even before we had paint on the walls, I knew where this was going.
And it was going to be gorgeous.
How do you get inspired? When thinking of changing a room, do you try to play it safe or do you dive right in to colors, patterns and styles that really catch your eye (and your imagination)?
Oh… and don’t worry. I did sneak in a little off-color personality…
Click HERE to see the next steps we took as we prepared for transformation!