Designing a fresh look in a tired old house starts with Paint.
I chose Valspar because my local Ace Hardware store is so charming. I have been shopping with Home Improvement as long as I can remember, and I even had a job there just out of High School when a friend of my mother’s ran a store in the area that is now Kitchen Supplies called “Freeport Imports.”
I love shopping there, and the men in the Paint Department are so kind. It’s a neighborhood place, with lots of staff that answer every question.
It has taken months to decide on the right colors.
I had these gorgeous Valspar paint chips last Christmas. I think the names of the colors made me happy. So I got three of the tiny test cans for $9.99 – mixed for me.
I have to admit “Delphinium Corsage” had me at the name, but so did “Zydeco” and so did “Deep Ocean Floor.” I got those three.
So these are the knobs I found.
I’m doing the kitchen over in a very fresh blue and white scheme, and the quality on the Valspar Paint is just exceptional. I loved Deep Ocean Floor so much I decided to have the paint man do one quart of exterior to paint some trim on the outside. For months I have played around with these chips and propped them next to things.
In the end I decided on a chalk finish for the cabinetry, that I can wax. But the interiors of the drawers and cabinets themselves will go totally Valspar, as will the walls.
I want the kitchen to feel like walking into a patch of Pacific Giant Delphiniums, or Magic Fountains Delphiniums.
I will keep you posted.