One Room, Three Ways: Kitchen – Way #1

Hi, and welcome to my first “One Room, Three Ways” (ORTW) post!

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Here’s a shot of what our kitchen looks like right now:


We just recently painted the walls Benjamin Moore’s “Gray Owl” (lightened by 50%), and we’re hoping to paint the cabinets sometime this Summer or Fall. We still haven’t painted the wall that leads upstairs, so you can still see some “Algonquin Trail” on the right in the photo above.

This is just one of the kajillion looks I’ve been having fun dreaming about lately:


White cabinets, carrera countertops, a white subway tile backsplash, and a coordinating gray-painted island. It’s definitely a lot of white and gray, but if we went with a look like this, there’s always an opportunity to bring in color through art, kitchen stuff, and accessories…and dirty dishes in the sink- ha! I left the hardware and faucet alone for this pic because my eyeballs were achin’ by the time I got done with the rest of it, but those could also be switched out for something else, too. (Note: The photos I post this week are just-for-fun ideas. Nothing is set in stone, and I’m sure I’ll think of a kajillion more ideas before we actually start changing anything in there- LOL!)

I’ll be back tomorrow with Way #2, and if you’d like to see what the other ORTW hostesses did for their Way #1’s, just click on their buttons below!

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And don’t forget, we’re hosting a ORTW link party on Friday if you’d like to link up a ORTW post, too!

PS- Kevin and I are working on putting together a “Presto Change-o” class for, so if you’re interested in learning how to use Photoshop to create inspiration photos like the one above, stay tuned for details about when that will launch! :)

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  1. Jennier says

    So far I like #1 the most! It looks so cozy and welcoming! Can’t wait to see it finished!

    BTW- What software do you use to create these?

  2. says

    Lovely! Similar to what I’m doing… lotsa white (no grey), and add color with accessories. That way I can change it up with the seasons… Can’t wait to start with baby blue accessories, and then red ones for Christmas time!
    Hard to pick a fave of yours though… Love all the ideas in these posts, but am tied on option #1 and #3.
    Have fun playing with your options!

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