Anyways, as long as I'm just sitting on a bunch of shit, I wanted to take you through some ideas I've been sitting on. While I have those aforementioned projects that are all set and just need to be executed, I have a few other things that I haven't even begun because I just don't know what I want to do. Let's chat it out together?
I bought these two chairs on Craigslist for $15 (okay, not those chairs but they look exactly like that and I don't feel like uploading pictures), which was an awesome steal because they are nice and sturdy and fit perfectly in the two spaces I need them for (the office and the kitchen). I don't want to leave them plain wood, but I've waffled one million times on what to do with them. Do I dip or add accents, like these images below?
It would also be great to do one a super glossy red (the wood on one of the chairs is not quite as nice), because I've basically wanted to recreate this kitchen since I saw this picture. (via)
Things I've thought about doing that may or may not ever get done:
Blue room, wood accents, red chair, lots of greenery.
I really hate my kitchen, but its so overwhelming that I don't even know how to begin making it less horrible. Painting it seems like a giant pain in the ass, but its just so ugly and bad that something has to be done, and any of the minor attempts I've mad thus far are the equivalent of putting lipstick on a pig.
Haha there is a reason this was the only photo of the kitchen from the Apartment Therapy tour.
- Recreate that amazing blue/red/yellow kitchen up there
- Update the table (Maybe it will get white legs? I just don't know what to do with furniture besides dip it.)
- Do some kind of bigger statement piece where the shelves currently are, like this
- Use stainless steel paint on the counters. I only have about two square feet of counter space, maybe a little less, so a whole $30 thing of stainless steel paint just doesn't seem worth it, even though I hate our counters. Anyone have any experience with it?
- Build some kind of larger table / island to come out from the wall instead of being pushed against it. I wanted to make a reclaimed wood / hairpin leg table that would double as a casual dining spot.
- Maybe buy a rug? Do kitchens rug get gross?
Thanks for bearing with my silence as I give myself a break from rushing through projects, and take some time to actually enjoy doing them again instead of just cranking out shit. (Which also explains all the recipe posts, because even when I'm shitty at crafts, I still have to eat).
Soooo, yeah....any opinions on what to do with chairs or kitchens or being in creative slumps?
PS: Speaking of kitchens, thank you to The Kitchn for featuring r/p!
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