I sometimes make myself branch out, and look for other colors to purchase. Typically, I pick out --- gray. Off white. Cream. I am incorrigible, I know.
DH and I live in a rental. Let's call it a Cottage, to be charitable. A whole 750 square feet. We live there to be near my elderly father. This not a post about living near dad.
Now for the Kitchen part.
The kitchen in our lovely, small Cottage is small. My friend's dog kennel is bigger than said kitchen. It has the stove and refrigerator NEXT to each other (don't get me started). The wall cabinets were hung 4 inches lower than normal, which is cause for many scraped and bruised hands and fingers...and leaves about 5 inches of counterspace that will fit my stand mixer. Or a slow-cooker. Considering there is only two linear feet of usable counter for prepping food, that doesn't leave a lot of room for my mixer or slow-cooker. Half of the counter space is in a stair well. Yes, really. IN the stair well.
Did I say there is only one electrical outlet?
Black and white... yes, yes, I'm getting to it.
I swoon over toile. I want toile all over my house. Pillows. Chairs. Curtains. OY. I love toile. Especially this toile:
|Waverly "Rustic Toile" in Black and White|
Imagine my disbelief when I found a significant yardage of this very pattern at a local close-out retailer. My reaction was something like this:
|(...except I am not a cat...)|
Surprise changed to glee...when I saw the 50% off sign!
|...it's mine, all mine...|
Decor part: So now I will make over the little kitchen with the lovely b/w toile. New valences for the windows, new potholders, maybe some new placemats. Maybe a new apron for me.
All fresh and clean, and black and white.