Kitchen REVEAL!

Today, my friends, I love my kitchen even more.

It's amazing what a gallon of paint can do for the overall mood of a room, isn't it?

I didn't do anything spectacular to my kitchen recently, except de-clutter the decor on top of the cabinets and put a coat of gray (Clarke and Kensington's Ominous Cloud, to be exact) on the walls to cover up the brick red.

As a tangent, remember a few years back when painting kitchens brick red was the fad? Not saying that red kitchen's aren't still beautiful or anything, but brick red just didn't work for our home. We don't have an open-concept living area. In fact, nothing in our home is open concept. Period.

The brick red made our kitchen look dark, not to mention a whole lot smaller, too.

What we needed was a lighter color that also complimented the light gray (Dutch Boy's Stonewall Jackson, to be exact) that is currently on two walls in our kitchen. Those two walls run into our dining room, so painting the whole kitchen meant painting the whole dining room.

That was out of the question.

Ominous Cloud was perfect for covering the two brick red walls in our kitchen. And it only took two coats.


After painting, I carefully selected a few things that were meaningful to me or were family pieces to display above my cabinets. We have an extensive lighting system in our kitchen, and all that clutter up top was crampin' the lighting's style.

Take a look at the finished project:

Doesn't it look lighter?

More fresh?


In all, I spent about $120 on this kitchen revamp - more than I usually spend. The paint was only $40 (I used my Ace Rewards card to save a little cash there) and a new rug and new curtains rounded out the bill.

Over and out.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks! And the best part is I have a lot left over. I have a few projects in mind for the remaining paint!

  2. I think it's a great choice! It does make your kitchen look larger and brighter. Great job!

    1. Many thanks! When I come into the kitchen in the morning I am amazed at how much lighter it looks at dawn. The kitchen gives off a better vibe at 5 a.m. now.


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