I don't know if it's the winter blues or what, but I've been questioning my ideas a lot (do I have any CLUE what I'm doing?!) so I kept waffling about a design for the kitchen backsplash. But then I realized hello it's a chalkboard wall and if I don't like it, it can be erased or even painted over.
I gave it a shot and I'm so happy with the results! The plus signs are so fun; they and add a layer of interest and quirk to the kitchen. Confidence (somewhat) restored!
I'm very fortunate to live within blocks of my office so I usually come home at lunch to let the dogs out and make a sandwich. Yesterday, while I was waiting for my grilled cheese (or Croque Monsieur, if you're fancy!) I ran out to the garage and grabbed one of Jesse's levels. Adding the plus signs to the back splash was super quick and I nearly finished before it was time to head back to work.
I still can't believe what a difference the white cabinets make, the house is so much lighter and brighter! We don't have many windows (which I''m only recently noticing since I'm taking photos) and the white paint helps reflect the light we do have.
Overall, I'm pretty happy with our budget makeover. This post has pics of how it looked when we moved in and where we started back around Christmas.