Have I mentioned that we live in a kidney?
Okay, we don’t really, but that’s what my sister Grace has named our home. The Kidney. The longer I sit here and look around, I have to admit she’s kind of on to something.
You may recall that the husband and I did a complete DIY job on our former house. As in, we painted every surface, we replaced all of the floors and we completely ripped out the kitchen… without professional help. If you’re interested, you can read about our handy work here, here and here. Just when we were happy with the appearance of our home, and every wall was a beautiful shade of Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter, we sold it.
So, you’re probably not surprised when I tell you that my new home needs a little work… and that I’m most definitely hiring a professional this time around. My husband has finally taken pity on my pre-arthritic hands (and the hands of everyone who volunteered to help me).
Why the mercy? Why The Kidney? Because my entire house is orange. And I’m not exaggerating.
Every single room in my house is painted either Chrysanthemum or Peach Fuzz. I have Halloween-ish light fixtures. I have North Montgomery stained glass in my orange front door (vomit). I have orange counter tops straight from The Brady Bunch, for the love of God.
The kicker? This house is only seven years old. This is no tragic 70’s house gone wrong, this is just legit bad paint decisions. In fact, I had a painter in my house before we moved in a single box. That’s how orange it is.
Thankfully my painting lady understands emergencies, because the Revere Pewter is hitting the walls beginning on Friday. I’ll be painting my front door (because you guessed it, it’s orange too) and replacing light fixtures ASAP. I may even paint the backsplash, because I’m crazy like that.
Any ideas on how to make my lovely orange counters work with the above color scheme? Here’s hoping those minor fixes go a loooooooooong way, because counters are really, really expensive. And I’m really, really over this Kidney.
At least I appear to be festive?