Our (accidental) whole house renovation was in the planning stages for literally, years! I dreamt about our kitchen remodel. I fantasized about our kitchen remodel. I obsessed about our kitchen remodel. And now it was finally here! I was confident that by the time we were finished, our entire house would be transformed. It would be unrecognizable! Life changing even.
Ok! Ok! Settle down already! Before the camera crews would be showing up for the HGTV and Coastal Living cover shoots there were still some decisions to be made. The most pressing being a paint color choice for our large center island. Our surround cabinets would be white with shaker style doors. The island would be painted a bright, beachy color. Something funky and fun. That’s all fine and good. But our cabinet builder told me I had to be more specific!
That is unfortunate. My decision making brain cells that each one of us is allocated to last a lifetime, had been used up prematurely! Expired! Exterminated! Gone! No more! I was paralyzed by indecision!
Even when painting sample boards, side by side, I could not decide. I know it is only paint, but repainting the island would undoubtedly be a little more difficult than repainting a wall!
I was once again dreaming of the kitchen, only this time it was more like a bad dream teetering on a nightmare! Montego Bay, Tropical Splash, Gulfstream, Surfer, Belize. So many color choices. Another night of fitful sleep. I awoke in a panic! Oh No!!! It’s too late! I chose the wrong color! I raced to the kitchen. (or where our kitchen should be) Just a bad dream. But enough is enough. I knew I could not prolong the decision any longer.
Finally it was done. Sherwin Williams Biscaye. It was perfect. The color actually is a lot more aqua than it appears in these pictures. It does change color a bit throughout the day, depending on the light. Admittedly, our kitchen is more eclectic than most. I guess that was our goal all along. Realizing our taste in finishes may seem a little quirky and may not appeal to everyone, it’s that uniqueness that we love the most.