Back again with progress on my One Room Challenge. Its week 4 around here and things are starting to fall into place.
Fall? Who am I kidding, I worked damn hard for those pieces to come together. No magic wand here. (If you are a new here, welcome! To see where I started check out Week 1, Week 2, Week 3)
Since its just passed the halfway point I figured it was time to get that bar cabinet in order. I mean, where else do I turn after a long day of working on my ORC projects?
The previous tenants used this cabinet for cereal and other snack items. But I knew it was made for a much more important job. The pretty glass doors were the perfect frame to show off something important. When I first moved in I just threw whatever I had in there and let it be. I didn't really organize it or make it pretty, it was a working cabinet after all.
Then a few years ago I was feeling crafty and I painted the back of it a bright turquoise. You cant really tell in the photo above, but you can see that project here
The turquoise obvi didn't go with my new color choices for the kitchen so it had to go. Without even thinking I got out a can of Gentleman's Gray and painted the inside.
I realized it was WAY too dark and I would never be able to find what I needed in there. Back to the drawing board, I narrowed it down to Yolk and Habanero Pepper. You can see the two different samples above.
I settled on Yolk. It was bright and happy, kind of like a school bus yellow with hints of green. It's a wannabe Citron color. It was the perfect choice!
Its a difficult color to photograph. In person it is perfection, I LOVE how it came out. But a word to the wise, if you are painting a light color such as Yolk over a dark Gentleman's Gray, do yourself a favor and use a primer first. Lesson learned the hard way here.
After cleaning out the almost empty bottles of booze I had room for all the drinkware I've collected.
No bar is complete without mixers. My Favorites are tonic, club soda, a flavored soda, and grapefruit Perrier.
While I was waiting for the paint to dry between coats, I got to thinking what else I could paint this lovely shade of wannabe citron. The loan drawer in my kitchen was the perfect choice.
A botched fix-it job by the landlord left a less than desirable look with that dried glue. It needed to go.
And go it did. The single working drawer in my kitchen was now a surprise waiting to be found.
Every time I open the drawer now its like an instant smile.
I was so happy with how it came out that I couldn't just leave the one other drawer in the kitchen alone.
It's the one other drawer in my kitchen. It just happens to be above the liquor cabinet so of course it should match.
Only one more major painting project on my to-do list and I'll show you what that one is next week.
In the meantime go check out what the other 19 bloggers are working in their rooms