think I change things a lot. Things like paint and curtains and furniture, and I guess they would be right. I am constantly tweaking and because of the tweaking of small things, folks get a bit of a distorted image of how often I change big things, like paint or furniture.
For instance, I was discussing over Sunday dinner, the fact that I'm thinking of painting the kitchen. And of course, it gets met with the usual smile and shaking of the head. Didn't you just paint the kitchen? To which I replied no, it's been several years, like maybe five. Hmmm, is the reply. You know, the hmmm that means whatever. The hmm that means they hear you but aren't sure they believe you.
So, having a blog has made it quiet easy for me to determine exactly when I last painted. It was December 2006. Over four years ago! Gosh, my photos were small back then.
Yes, since then I have painted the cabinets, twice. Changed out the counter tops and put up bead board wallpaper. (Here's a little walk down my kitchen's memory lane if you care to peek.) But the wall color, the Martha Stewart Vintage Kitchen, which I still love, by the way, that has not changed in four years.
How long do you live with a wall color before you tire of it? Just curious. For me, I guess four or five years is an absolute lifetime in paint years. It's time. Vintage Kitchen is lovely, and I will likely look back at pictures and miss it, but I'm ready for a change and today is the day.