If there is one thing I’ve learned over the years, it is the power of a fresh coat of paint! And I’m not just talking about simply the power to conceal, reveal, sell, or update my surroundings, I’m talking about transforming the entire vibe of my space, the mood, the feeling, the experience.
Case in point, my kitchen.
When we moved into our current digs, the kitchen was a little, well, drab. Except for a particularly excellent door, everything was sort of a sterile, hospital white. That just won’t do for a latina, right?
Fortunately, the good folks at Lowe’s challenged me to do something with a pop of color (they must have sensed somehow that my place didn’t suit me) and I was thrilled to take them up on the challenge.
We live near the coast now and I wanted a color that evoked the feeling of the seaside. I found it! Right there in the paint department at Lowe’s, it’s called Sea Wave (5006-9C).
So what do you think?
Here’s the before picture:
The great thing is I didn’t have to paint that much to make a big impact. I just painted the wall around the door, the knobs on the cabinets and drawers, and the backsplash behind the counter. Then I used some orange paint on my woodblock knife holder, hung up an orange washcloth, threw in some flowers and pumpkins, and it was done. It took just an afternoon and the entire feel of our home has changed.
The same Sea Wave blue was used in my submerged color project and completely transformed the bench we found. And our home is beginning to really have that coastal vibe.
I wanted to mention that Lowe’s is having a Free Kids Clinic this Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 10am. Kids get a free apron and project patch included in addition to a fun project. Due to the popularity of these events, online registration is required.
As for your own living space, do you want to give your space a little pop of color? Why not register for the Lowe’s Creative Ideas magazine? It’s free, is published every three months, comes directly to your home, and is full of creative ideas to inspire you.
Looking for even more great ideas? Check out Lowe’s in Pinterest, Lowe’s Creative Ideas on Facebook, Lowe’s on Instagram, the Lowe’s Creative Ideas website or the Lowes Creative Ideas app for iOS, they are all bursting with color to inspire you, too.
Color Your World!