One of the reasons we fell in love with our home was the kitchen. We were instantly wooed by the granite countertops, cabinet space, and for once in our Chicago-lives, room to cook. But since moving in, we’ve painted the walls Behr’s Honeydew, which probably doesn’t offer too much cohesion with the rest of the pad. And most recently, you may remember that we pumped it up a notch or two with a lovely light fixture, but that’s where the kitchen evolution stopped.
We’ve discussed tiling a subway style backsplash (white, crisp, and clean), installing under cabinet lighting, and simply adding some knobs to the contractor-bare cabinetry. But with a seemingly growing list of “to dos”, we’ve actually found ourselves with deer-in-headlights syndrome as we consider the possibilities. Here’s how you know our kitchen now:
So we had a thought; a quick fix of sorts. Playing off of the black and white geometric pattern in our drum shade, the hubs suggested a chalkboard backsplash (for fun and drama) and ultra white walls (for light and bright). The white would be seen above the cabinets and trailing down to the left of the photo, stopping where the chalkboard began. Now that’s something I can be on board with. I whipped up a just-for-kicks Photoshop representation to get an idea of how that might look:
We want to know what you think. Is the black paint too dark? Is chalk too messy where we prep our food? Or, perhaps, is it just fun enough to work?