Nesting Pains Soothed

For those following the Nesting Pains saga, today we find its culmination. In the final fit of turning Shoebox Apartment into Home, I painted our kitchen cabinets and living room walls (landlord be damned). And the result is deeply satisfying.

I sought to try out a new aesthetic: something along the lines of vintage Victorian; classy, with a little funk.

These were my tools.
This was the coffee I cracked myself out on.
This is what the kitchen used to look like.
This is what it looks like now.
Instead of the drab old gray, I introduced a sunny, minty green. With cute little accents like these.
And these.
Then I took our boring, white living room walls and painted them a lovely, dove gray, which complements so nicely the new kitchen green.
And looks so elegant with the white trim, and blends so well with our new bathroom decor.
I especially love little details like this pink orchid against the gray wall.
And the gorgeous new pillow covers I found on Etsy (from seller Clee27).
I’m still waiting for my new table runner to arrive in the mail, but once it does, my renovations will be complete.

A little paint will go a long way towards soothing one’s soul.

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4 thoughts on “Nesting Pains Soothed

  1. gorgeous! the grey… with the green… the pink orchids. As Beth said, great eye.

  2. Thanks so much! At first I was a little afraid the gray would turn out dark and depressing and that maybe dark colors look great in pictures, but are suffocating in reality. But once it was up, I immediately fell in love. This gray is actually quite warm and inviting, and it bends and molds itself in different light. It reacts so well with just a few key accents. I wouldn't do all the walls in it – that would be a bit much. But I definitely love using complementary colors together.