Do you remember last summer when I asked for a beadboard backsplash for our kitchen?  I was going to be totally satisfied with that bit of white and leave the Russet Rose paint.  Yeah…um…that didn’t last long.  You see…the thing was, I was seeing all of these beautiful white kitchens and they were calling to me.  “Kelli…Kelli…paint your kitchen.”  Okay, maybe not so much, but close.  We have always had white cabinets in this home.  I love those.  When we built this house, Rachael Ray was selling tons of orange and everything was bright.  Well guys, now even Rach has a white studio kitchen.

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Lest you think that I am totally shallow with no mind of my own, let me throw this in.  I have always loved white.  Matter of fact, there has always been lots of white in our farmhouse.  My main reason for painting our kitchen was the fact that I felt like white just went with the style of the home.  We live in a house that, I believe, the plan was Early American Farmhouse or something like that.  The Russet Rose just felt too Brady Bunch to me with the “farmhousey” thing going on. I wanted more of a Walton’s vibe.  You catch my drift?  Or as my husband and his cousin would say…”Do you smell what I’m stepping in?”  Yes.  I know.

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When my husband put up the beadboard I was in love.  (Yes…I was already in love with the Mr.)  Then when we painted, I was over the moon.  (It doesn’t take much.)  It’s not for everyone and some of you will cry because I covered up that beautiful, rich, color.  It’s just that the beautiful English farmhouses…well…blame them.  It’s their simplicity that speaks to my soul.

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Hoping that your day is sweet and kind,

Sigturquoise

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