A dry spell has come over my kitchen here lately. I’ve been painting my fireplace, among other things. The orangey gold color of those fake rocks is no longer the boss of my den. I wanted a neutral color that would look cleaner with my favorite black and white color scheme. Because of the mysterious shiny finish on the old fireplace, I primed it with a white latex from Sherwin-Williams. Then I applied Annie Sloan’s French Linen chalk paint to add texture and a little bit of color.
By the way, if you liked it better before I painted, please don’t tell me. There’s no going back.
Next week, a real painter (thanks, Mario) is coming to paint my kitchen cabinets white and replace the current backsplash with white subway tiles per the recommendation of Maria over at Color Me Happy. So, it may be a little while before I get back to serious cooking.
Attention, all Mason jar lovers like me! Check out the vintage reproduction green Ball jars I found at my local Krogers this week. The best part? They have a wide-mouth opening, unlike the blue ones that came out two or three years ago. Wide-mouth jars are an absolute must for packing lettuce into and unpacking from a jar.