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Do you remember my kitchen self portraits from way back when? I love spending time in the kitchen. It’s the main place that we all hang out it our home.

Here is the kitchen in 2010 when we first moved into our house. It’s far from perfect, but I still love it.

Honestly, not much in our kitchen has changed since we moved in… except the refrigerator! Upon moving in, we had a white fridge that didn’t really match the rest of our black and stainless steel appliances. But it was something we would live with, and upgrade before selling. Well, last month our white fridge completely broke, so we ended up purchasing a new one. I’m kind of excited that we get to enjoy it for a while before we sell our house. After purchasing a new refrigerator, I now have a huge urge to get to work on the kitchen update projects that I’ve been putting off.

So here are my ideas.
They are all very easy and cheap. We are not in the phase of life where we have the time or funds for a big overhaul, although that would be fun. At this point, I intend to keep my changes very small, but hopefully effective.
-I’d really like to paint the sponged beige accent wall with the color of the year, Emerald, (or some sort of apple green). Not because its the color of the year, but because I love earthy tones, like green, red, yellow, and blue in a kitchen.
-I’d love to update our chairs by painting them (or replacing them).
-I would like to incorporate more textiles- perhaps a curtain and matching tablecloth and hand towels.
-Our accent wall is the future home of the kid’s schedules, chores, and menu lists. I need to get this done quick!
-I want to paint the door leading out to the garage with chalk paint. It’s always bothered me that these two doors right next to eachother are different colors. One blends in with the wall paint, and the other is white. I think chalk paint would give just the right pop of color, and would also be functional, as we could write notes and reminders on the door, to see as we leave and enter our house!
-I would love to paint the cabinets or add some beadboard to our kitchen island.

I’m going to take a trip to Home Depot to buy my paint for the accent wall and my chalkboard door. Check out the video below and see why Home Depot is my go-to place for home improvement!
This post is sponsored by BlogHer and Home Depot.
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I started a blog. This is a tale of my projects, goals, and dreams. Thank you for taking a moment to stop by. I hope you have a beautiful day.

xoxo, Rach H.