Here is a before ( and messy) picture of our kitchen:
Doesn't look to bad in the photo but you can't see the peeling paint and marks on the wall etc.
Now (don't get too excited - very similar):
Actually it's a little lighter but sorry I took the photo late afternoon, window sills now same colour as walls but satin finish and despite my reservations it actually looks really good. I had great dilemmas over whether to keep the same parchment colour or go white ( have a thing for Swedish interiors at the moment) but as we like this colour and all our stuff goes decided to keep the same.
We have yet to move back in as are waiting to have carpets cleaned and here I am going through the kitchen cupboards - that blue rubbish bag contains things with exp dates as far back as 2004 (ahem). Have declared I will try and menu plan in future to avoid this.
We did make a couple of minor changes:
I love the whole clean slate thing - am determined to have less clutter in our home - but we are getting new light fittings and today found a funky grey industrial one in the thrift shop for $8 - will take a photo tomorrow - not sure whether it will go over the dining table or in the hall? I've also bought a beautiful pink one for Georgies room and a bright orange shade for I think the laundry. Now just trying to decide on some red enamal ones for my sewing/spare room - yay. Also getting new curtain rails (more subtle than the black ones which were very annoying to pull) with a plan to get or make some new curtains when funds allow.
I've been madly pinning on pinterest and can feel a paint job coming on for my boring dark brown dining chairs too!