I know why you are here. You are ready to see a beautiful black and white kitchen, aren’t you?! Well while I have this split second of your attention….let me just say – I hope you are doing well and your smile is infectious 🙂
Okay – now let’s get to business! Show me those photos, amiright?!
I decided to tackle painting our kitchen and I am so so so excited about the end result. It’s pretty freaking fantastic and by far the darkest paint color in our house (although the nursery and the dining room are both painted dark gray and the sitting room is Hale Navy), nothing can compete with a rich dark black. Surprisingly enough it’s not that dark of a space because the room has SO many white cabinets and large windows which limit the wall space and allow the black paint to become more of an ‘eyeliner’ that pops off the contrasting elements.
Before – we had painted the walls Benjamin Moore’s Metropolitan and LOVED it.
And now here it is in Behr’s Broadway…
Here is another before and after shot….
Now let’s rewind a few more years to the way this kitchen looked when we first bought the house….
Here is another angle after we moved in….
Its amazing what paint can do!
In the next few weeks, I am gonna be hunting a small rug for right here. With all this cooking at home business, I am feeling like I live directly in front of the sink (loading the dishes specifically) and in front of the stove (making noodles specifically). I think something that coordinates with the black and white rug we have under the kitchen table would be nice.
Also that little spot next to the fridge? I switched out the picture frame with a mirror I found in my basement. I bought this for a past project but never used it (it’s from TJMaxx) and you would have thought I lost my ever-loving-mind when I screamed from delight! OH HOW I MISS STORES!!! But finding this was like a little reminder that quarantine and social distancing and stores closing won’t last forever and one day we will get to go shopping with a renewed sense of appreciation!
Isn’t it pretty!?
Also I was gonna avoid showing you this view because the living room is a hot mess express but whatever. this is real life right now. Bouncy house in the living room and all.
HOW TO ORDER PAINT ONLINE
For those wondering – yes, I ordered my paint online and had it delivered. This is a stock color for Behr and I got it in the Marquee paint line. It required about two coats for best coverage. I used maybe a quarter of the gallon.
If you are interested, here is the link to get your paint online.
STEPS TO ORDER PAINT ONLINE
Step #1 – Pick the Behr paint color first (I recommend google searching and searching the paint color on Pinterest too. This will give you a sense of what the color looks like in real spaces. Of course normally I say get samples for your own space but since we are all social distancing, my advice would be just do a little research and come to a conclusion before picking the color. OF course you can also order samples but I would rather risk it and get stuff done.)
Step #2 – Click this link to go to the paint section of Home Depot’s site.
Step #3 – Type in your paint color’s name. For mine I chose Behr Broadway.
Step #4 – Choose interior or exterior paint options (I chose interior)
Step #5 – Select the brand and finish of Behr paint you want (I chose Marquee in matte)
Step #6 – Select “ADD TO CART” (it’s orange) under the box that says “we’ll deliver it to you”
Step #7 – If you order a total over $45, your deliver option is free. Double check that when you go to your cart, all items shipping options are selected as “ship to home”.
Step #8 – Watch Netflix while waiting for your paint delivery! Also you can do a lot of prep – do all your painters tape, remove things off wall, seal your tape, etc. It’s really that easy!
Right now Home Depot is offering a lot of free delivery options and in store pickup (make sure you keep that six feet!) and also don’t forget to get your rollers and brush. Here is the link to my favorite short handled brush – IT’s A MUST HAVE for painting projects!
Happy painting y’all!