Still bathing in indecision over our kitchen update to be, I do have opinions but they do change like the weather. I have adapted to being very good at sitting on the fence.
After everyone in blogosphere has painted their kitchen cabinets white, I have been staring and scratching my head about what to do with our now yellow wood cabinets.
We have a Southern kitchen with fried chicken on the weekends along with home made french fries. Fried catfish so tender and good I wonder why my mister doesn’t have a restaurant. It gets greased up, splattered and has had hundreds of things spilled on the counters and cabinets. Sweet tea is wonderful to drink but I have gotten a talent to knock over an entire glass on the island and after I swear I cleaned it up, the next day see the sticky trickle on the other side of the island. Then I think, all of this messy living with white cabinets??!!
I keep seeing horrific scenes in the future where the mister is making his nightly banana shake and that one time he will forget to put the blender top on and the frothy concoction will bathe my glistening white cabinets in a sticky yellow residue. My daughter visits and loves to cook. While that is a dream, she uses sauces and tomato sauce is no stranger to our kitchen.
There’s also the soul part. Your kitchen should have a soul. You know a history of wonderful food cooked in it. Seasonings and aromas from past years. It’s almost like coffee smells. You know that wonderful aroma when coffee is being made in a coffee shop. It smells the way I want my kitchen to look, dark and mysterious. Stained wood cabinets always give you this soul feeling to me. It’s not just about its looks, it’s about having that soul and know there’s something good in there if you keep poking around long enough you will find it. A white kitchen is like an eagle spread centerfold in a Playboy magazine. It’s all out there in your face and nothing to hunt for. Blah….boring…no soul.
Let’s take in some soul….
Better Homes and Gardens
Milk Magazine ~ Milk Decoration
But in all honesty I may just go with white! ; ) !!