Hi everyone I am Liz from Wallpaper blog. I was so inspired by Kerry’s "imperfect" post, encouraging us bloggers to post our imperfections and I received some great feedback from mine. So when Kerry first told me about her new series "perfectly imperfect" I was super excited to share some of the imperfect yet functional rooms in my house.
It was between my storage room down in my basement and my kitchen, but in the end my kitchen won out. While from a distance my kitchen looks pretty decent and super finished, upon close inspection it really isn't.
The main thing missing in the kitchen is a backsplash. I have been in this house for two years now and still haven’t found one that I like. Backsplashes can be expensive and I really want to make a great decision, and not just stick something there that doesn’t fit with the entire room. So for now the backsplash is a patched up painted mess! The worst part is washing dishes (you will notice I don’t have a dishwasher) because without a backsplash the water splashes everywhere, specifically directly behind the sink! I would love any suggestions for a backsplash that might go in my kitchen!
Another issue is peeling paint. The previous owner did a "quick fix" paint job and when we painted over her "great job" (you sense the sarcasm here!) We noticed right away that the paint started to chip and peel, and this was after having spent close to $300 on kitchen grade paint from Benjamin Moore!! But I have a solution for this; I plan to use my paint coupons that came in the gift bags from the Steven and Chris show to maybe buy some paint for the kitchen and do the job right, now that I know what I am dealing with. I will be changing the current room colour as well, I was thinking universal grey?
Lastly, I had to take these pictures when it was dark out so you could see what I was referring to when I mention the large black hole that is my window! It's not so bad in the daylight, but at night it just kinda looks like...well a giant black hole. So I need to source a great roman blind, something that will still let light in and also let me have a view while washing dishes.
Thanks so much Liz for taking the time to put together such a great post and sharing all of the little imperfections of your kitchen. I must agree that from afar it does appear very polished, but when you're living somewhere those little imperfections tend to stare you in the face day in and day out.
Make sure to visit next Thursday, when Rebecca will be sharing her perfectly imperfect family room!