Not in the mood

kitchen fixed and the latest edition of Miniaturas

It's been a couple of weeks since I've posted.  The kitchen has been troublesome.  I painted the cabinets aqua, then white, then purple.  Purple looked good, but the surface at that point was too disgusting for the painted finish to look decent, and since the unit is glued in place it would torturous to sand.  I wiped as much of the still wet purple off as I could, fantasized about setting the house down in the back yard and setting fire to it, then walked away, closing my studio door behind me.


Eventually I came up with a solution I was sure wouldn't work, but it did.


This is nothing more than a piece of cardstock, with the doors drawn on with a fineliner, and some subtle shading done with a promarker.

Now I can move on.  My next decision is whether to install a faux tile backsplash under the open shelves that aren't there yet.  I think I'll go to my favorite rocky beach today to think about it.

Speaking of beaches.....the Tropical Beach House is now a Spanish centerfold.  :)


There is a lengthy article featuring in-progress pictures from this blog.  I'll have to have my daughter's bestie over for dinner so she can read it to me.



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Oh that's so cool!

I always get such a kick out of seeing the bloggers I know 'in print'.

I love the purple of the kitchen cabinets. It's so much more you! And the purple and aqua pick up colors from the afghan. LOVE Love love.


Thanks, Sheila. Though you can't tell in the photos, the faux marble countertop has a swirl of light purple in it, that's why the purple looked good to me on the cabinets.


Congratulations on the Spanish centerfold!! <3 <3 <3


I love the shade of purple!! It reminds me of the bold kitchen options that IKEA puts out. And the afghan has all the colours in it!

Jodi Hippler

I like the lively purple! It looks like a happy cook lives here!

Congrats on getting published, too! What a great article! It's nice when you get to see the whole building process. It's sure to be enjoyed and envied, and also to inspire all who get to see it!


Hello Keli,
Congratulations on the article. It looks awesome. I really like your solution for the kitchen cabinetry. The purple is awesome and the drawn detail looks perfect.
Big hug


Thanks, everyone. :)

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