Sunday, September 19, 2010

goodbye orange cabinets

Since I'm going to be moving soon and putting this house up for rent, my parents asked that I paint the kitchen cabinets a more neutral color. You see, when we first moved in, there were a lot of repairs to be made to the cabinets. (holes in doors, missing drawers - my parents like to buy fixer-uppers to save money) So keeping the natural wood wasn't an option; they would have to be painted. Originally, I had a warm, soft, orangey/brown/tan color. Light, but rich. Not too orange. Not too harsh. I went to Lowe's to get the paint, and at the last minute, I chickened out and went for a lighter color. It was a mistake.
orange cabinets- before      after photos coming soon

I spent my whole Sunday painting the cabinets a neutral tan. The fronts of the cabinets aren't back on yet, so I can't show you. :-/ But it's a whole new look. My dad begged me to paint them white, but I kept telling him it would be too harsh. What do you think?

Off topic, I really like that my drawing instructor has given us a little freedom in our homework. In my past classes, the teachers have been very "by the book" and I hated it. But this time, he has the mentality of "Draw something based on 'this'. I don't care what you do, just make it look cool." And I love that. This week's assignment has been faces, skulls, and facial features. I'm drawing a spread in my sketchbook about skulls, but I'm giving it a little spooky theme. Here's one page:
And the other page still has some things not done yet, so I'll show you that later.

In other news, I started the clearance sale in my etsy shop this weekend. More coming soon! This weekend has been craazy busy! *phew!*


  1. good luck with the move! and i love how you've drawn the feathers (:

  2. Ooh, though I think the orange was cool -- looking forward to seeing how you made them more neutral!