Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday Fave 5 (Updated)

Well today is supposed to be my Friday Fave 5, but due to writing time constraints it may turn out to be the Friday Fave 1 or 2 followed by the Saturday Fave 4 or 5. I have lots to be grateful for this week and so I am determined to share, Friday or not.

1.My first item this week is one I am terribly excited about. My kitchen has finally been painted and I am in love with the color. Please excuse the excess of drywall dust permeating the air and every. single. surface. That will be addressed tomorrow.
This picture I took using the flash but the color didn't seem to be showing exactly right. It looked washed out. So, I tried another one, without the flash.Dark and blurry aside, I think it much better represents the color.

And here is one that shows a little better the contrast between the upper and lower wall but is still washed out by the flash. Please ignore the ugly cabinets with their peeling fake brass hardware. That's next on our list and based on our history it should be done in, oh, another 5 years.As you can see we cleared the counters of everything besides the necessities: Coffeemaker, toaster, sugar bowl and a bowl of Valentines M&Ms.

Well I must leave now to go pick up Allie from her voice lessons and take her to her cousin's 14th birthday party which, she just sprung on me, is co-ed. CO-ED.

I'll leave you marinating in that thought while I go throw up. Tune in tomorrow for updates on the co-ed party and for the rest of the Friday Fave 5.

UPDATE: We received a phone call while we were out tonight from my brother-in-law letting us know that we were misinformed and there was "no way in heck" that the party would include boys. There was apparently some confusion. Sorry guys. And, well...whew!

14 comments:

InTheFastLane said...

I like it! I love your back windows. And the bowl of M&Ms Is SOO an necessity.

Julie said...

Just lovely! I love all the windows you have!

Kyla said...

I love it!

Laura said...

The color scheme is gorgeos! I love what you have done!

karen said...

Pretty! I like the two-tone idea and love that color!

Lynn Stallworth said...

I love the color. It's similar to the color I was dreaming of for our bedroom (and still do). Don won with the brown. I dislike it to the MAX!

Chrissy said...

LOVE IT! That color is so peaceful and serene. It's gorgeous.

Bea said...

Flash does weird things to colour. I love how it looks in the non-flash photo.

painted maypole said...

great kitchen!! very nice.

and co-ed. what's wrong with co-ed? MQ had a co-ed party.

oh, right. MQ is six.

hmmm.... yup. that will be her last co-ed party until she's married, and that's that.

(my word verification - which you can probably get rid of now that you've gone private, btw - is "oventips" Does that mean I have to leave you an oven tip? OK then.... during the winter when you are done baking leave the oven door open so that the heat fills your kitchen - warming you up and lowering your heating bill)

Scott Gibson said...

Love your kitchen Joy. What I noticed first was the trees in your backyard. Wow what I wouldn't give to see trees like that. We have trees in Iowa too, like three or four.

I really like the color. The two tones are subtle and classy.

Lisa writes... said...

Beautiful! Almost gives me the itch to break out the paintbrush...almost but not quite...

Well done!

kramsell said...

The color looks great! Thanks for posting pictures:)

spaz said...

Oooohh! I love that color! So peaceful and calming. Can't wait to see it in person.

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Love the blues - what brand/name are they??