Here is the kitchen after we painted it Glidden's "Sassafras Tea", a pale yellowish green. The color choice wasn't mine, but I bowed to mr. kenju and miss kenju, who prefer lighter colors than I. It looks different in every photo. The photo truest to the real color is the middle one.
We are stuck with these ugly, ancient, yellow formica countertops and backsplash; at least for a while. I wanted a slightly darker, sage green; one that would be a better contrast for the counters, but mr. kenju says it won't be long before we get new counters. I admit that I am loving the new lightness in there. Miss kenju has always said our house resembles a mausoleum. If she had her way, everything would be white! I don't think I could live in a place that was all white. An artistic person goes nuts without color (at least, this one does).
This is my small desk area, which is barely used, but makes for good storage of things needed occasionally, like cook books.
If you want to see what it looked like before, go here.
I had much more stuff on the walls before, and I decided to mix it up a bit and not keep adding to it as I have always done before. I am resisting the urge to put most of it back.....LOL. The extras are all in a box, and as soon as I re-do the back hallway off the kitchen, it will go there.
Thanks to mr. kenju's basketball contacts at Georgetown, we secured two tickets to the NCAA Games today, pitting Georgetown against Davidson and UNC against Arkansas. Miss kenju and I went to the RBC Center here in Raleigh and the stands were a sea of Carolina blue. If you're following the games, you know that Davidson won a hard fought battle, and UNC gave Arkansas the trouncing of their lives. I really enjoyed myself. The last time I remember seeing a live basketball game was the first one ever played in the Dean Dome in Chapel Hill, in 1984.