After finishing the kitchen cabinets (see kitchen cabinet redo here!), I wanted to add a bit of color to the space. Our overall color scheme throughout the main floor is varied grays—our kitchen color is a light gray we deemed “baby elephant”—so I wanted some pops of color to liven up the kitchen. I’ve always loved the combo of yellow and gray, and since my favorite color is green, I decided on a gray and yellow scheme with accents of blue and green. I’m lucky enough to have a friend who’s extremely handy (thanks, J!), so she went to work on making me a valance for the kitchen to update the colorless window blinds that currently occupied the space. We picked out a fun, inexpensive fabric from the crafts store and she sewed that sucker right up. Before hanging the new valance, we had to install a small curtain rod, which was a simple fix. And bonus! The rod had little bird finials on the end. So cute! Max didn’t approve at first, but he came around eventually. 🙂
Next on the list? The hanging light. We had already replaced the lightbox, which was a huge improvement to the kitchen lighting, so to save some money, we decided to keep the hanging light fixture. It was plain beige, not too terrible looking, but to add a pop of color, I decided on a mustardy yellow to brighten the space. Our handyman removed the light since it was attached to our vaulted ceiling (not easily accessible), and I got to work spray-painting it. The color/brand I ended up with was: Valspar 12 Oz. Hubbell House Golden Maize Satin Spray Paint from Lowe’s, and aside from the giant yellow ring on my driveway, it turned out a great, richly colored yellow. Our handyman hung the light back up once dry and we were on our way!