This week started off well and then I basically fell asleep at the wheel. Sorrr-rryyy. I’ve been busy making my house dope, yo. While also trying to keep everything else rolling. From like the second the clock strikes twelve on January 1st, I start worrying about taxes. I am a SLAVE TO TAXES. It’s not even the paying of them so much – it’s the doing them. I haaaaate iiiiiiiit.
Which is why I avoid them and instead work on my kitchen. Ta-da!
So I’ve decided to eliminate all of the jadeite from the room. I still love the stuff, but I’ve been displaying it for approximately two million years and I’m sort of over it at the moment. So I switched it out with my great-grandmother’s china, a few pieces of milk glass and some rad gold stuff.
Please ignore the sub-par photos – I had to use my phone.
It make-a me very happy. And then ’cause I moved that out, I got rid of the jade green (and stupid roosters) on my vintage hutch (or pie safe or whatever you want to call it), and painted it all ivory and cream. It’s much cleaner-looking now. And more modern. But still adorable. I also have big plans for the wall right next to it. Like, hiding that stupid outlet, for starters. I mean. What? And then I think I might paint the chair a bright color in high-gloss. ‘Cause it’s just a metal kitchen chair and whatever, why not? Plus, really, no more jade.
And then I’m going to make a bunch of throw pillows for this beautiful thing:
I finished the bench! This picture is super dumb, but I love it in person. Trust. I still need to assemble the table, but whatever. I have taxes to do! Haha like I would do those first. Anyway, I’m still undecided about the fabric for the pillows, but I know absolutely that there’s going to be some bright, awesome artwork on either side of the shutters. I know, because I’ve already ordered it. And I think the table is going to be this one from Ikea – white top, shiny gold legs.
So to recap …. we’ve basically got a navy/ivory/gold thing happening with splashes of color throughout. I can’t tell you how excited I am about it all. And it feels so much more calm already – even with a drop cloth on the floor and tools scattered everywhere. I’m suddenly just hanging out in here, which I’ve never done before.
Who knows? Maybe I’ll start cooking!