Sunday, May 19, 2013

Operation kitchen: completed!

Well this weekend was quite busy and quite domestic on the Nattingly front! We went ahead and painted the kitchen, and it's PERFECT. The green with the hint of yellow was definitely the way to go-  it literally is exactly what I wanted and shows as a true vivid green.

Before, it was an unattractive but resoundingly "eh, fine" light greenish (the same that was in the living/dining before we painted). Like so:

See: around the window.

Dreamy fiancé. Lame walls.
Now it is simply gaaaaawgeous. People that hadn't seen the space were worried it would be too dark or feel closed in, but we have so much ecru cabinet space (plus the folding linen closet doors and pantry door) that we didn't have to worry about that. 

Warning: I took a million pictures.

Looking in from the corner of the dining area.

Straight on from the dining area.

One of the great things about this green that I didn't foresee was that the cabinets actually look slightly whiter now. Before, next to the awkward light green they just clashed, whereas now they are really nicely contrasted.

I went with off-white and black hand towels to play off the rug and mesh with the variety of colors.

You can see how the green is grassier in some lights and more emerald in others. In short: ideal.

This picture gives the truest representation of the color. So rich!

The antique Virgen painting isn't framed yet; I taped it up to show what it will look like. Now I just need to take it to the framer.

Gracias for the loterĂ­a parrot, Jessica!

And it really does hit the hispanic mark like I wanted it to, while still looking spot on with the rest of the condo.

I love how the green looks next to the dove grey of the dining/living room. Also, thanks for being a champ, step ladder!

So there you have it! My (and Joseph's) sore arms are totally worth it. It's amazing what a few hours and about a hundred dollars will do to change a room, don't you think?

Color is Behr Ultra's Deep Viridian


  1. I love what you've done with the place!

  2. Perfect! And if you need a framer, I recommend South Austin Gallery. They use recycled vintage frames and are a STEAL.

  3. Thanks so much, Carlos! Best realtor ever. And Corrin- that's perfect for this painting!! Gracias!

  4. LOVE THIS COLOR!!! :) Can't wait to see it! xoxo

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