I've pretty much decided that I want to go in a coral color in the kitchen. Not pink. Not orange. Coral. I want to accent with celery, beige, and taupe. Since our plan is to tear out the wall that currently divides the kitchen and dining room, I want to be able to draw the colors into the living room as well.
So tonight while I was googling images for coral, I came across the above picture and thought, "Bingo!" These are my colors!! Plus a little yellow.
The kitchen cabinets are currently a light oak. A friend from work was able to talk me out of restaining them in a darker color so other than shining them up a bit - and adding a few extras like pull out drawers and things like that - we're keeping them the same. We have decided to go with black granite for the counter tops and island. My main concern right now is trying to decide what shade of coral I need to go in? Light or dark?
So tell me, what do you think?
This afternoon, a carpenter friend met us at the house to give us some ideas and to discuss the wall tear out. He seems to think that if we use steel for the main beam, we could get away without having the columns. I'm not quite sure how I feel about that? I kinda liked the column idea. The best news was hearing that the estimate he gave us was in our budget.
We also visited a few furniture stores in our area today. Wayne really likes the leather idea, but I feel that it makes a living room look so "heavy" and "masculine." I'm not against leather, but I like the freshness of color. Wayne reminded me that fabric gets dirty easy and leather is easy clean up. We found a leather setting that we liked, but we didn't commit to buying anything. Then we went to another store and I fell in love with the idea of dressing the leather up with a fabric covered chair and ottoman in beige, coral, yellow and green. I brought some swatches home, but I haven't taken pictures of them yet. Maybe I'll share them later in the week.
Keep praying for us! Our inspection period ends Tuesday or Wednesday and then we move forward with the bank and the appraisal, title search, and things like that. We would love to close around the 20th and be in the house by June, but I'm definitely not making a time line because things nevah work out the way I want them too. So why would buying and renovating a house be any different?