You might feel like you did when you finally figured out how to peg your jeans like the “cool” kids were doing and showed up at school just as proud as could be, only to realize that they had all gotten even “cooler” and moved on from pegging their jeans to layering two different pairs of colored socks on top of each other. And all you have are white socks in your drawer.
That is a hypothetical example, of course.
When you don’t have a white kitchen you may actually really love the idea of having one someday.
There would be creamy, off-white cabinets glazed just perfectly to bring out all of the details.
You look at photos and have dreams of making changes that just don’t fit into your budget right now.
You might remind yourself that changing these cabinets means you also have to change both fireplaces in your home and the built-in cabinets in your family room.
Until you have that kitchen, you might try to find ways to keep things light and bright in the kitchen you do have. Which can be particularly challenging when you also have dark counter tops.
You try to add character and warmth without closing it in.
You are so thankful for the 2 large skylights up above and these corner windows which you recently refreshed with new toile curtains.
And you might keep things simplified in that corner when it comes to adding decorative items.
When you don’t have a white kitchen, I very much recommend that you have a beautiful, ruffled linen towel hanging up. If it is sent to you by a talented and generous friend who sells many other gorgeous items like this in her esty shop, well, then that is even better!
You may also decide that a sweet little coffee station is in order.
A silver tray, a pretty bowl for holding the filters and a mason jar for the grounds does the trick.
If you didn’t have them already, you would probably add them to your kitchen anyway, as a simple way to make a big impact!
And if you didn’t already have glass front cabinets, you would probably add those as well.
You could even take off the doors and create some open shelving on which to display your dishes.
We all know how dangerous that whole “comparing” business can be.
It can lead to feelings of discontent.
It can make you feel ungrateful for what you do have.
It might make you miss out on the fun of having to get creative and finding ways to update without paint.
So, if you are out there and you don’t have a white kitchen, don’t worry.
Neither do I!
Thanks so much for joining me at the Fence today,
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