You see about a month ago Carol decided to take a leap of faith and have her beautiful kitchen and big room painted—white. She was a little nervous or better said, "a little reluctant" about painting over the beautiful wood covered walls. And my advice to her was to do if that's what she wanted to do. It is your home and besides, if you don't like it you can always remove the paint.
Yesterday evening Tony and I had a about an hour before we needed to go to work, so I called Carol and then we went over there.
Well, my jaw dropped to the floor when we entered her beautiful home, because I loved everything—the color of the white paint, the rugs, the furniture arrangement, the to-die-for ottoman and the paintings she chose to put on the walls.
"Carol, I've always loved your home the way it was and I never dreamed it could look even more beautiful as it does now....This is totally incredible. It feels so restful and peaceful....I would love to blog about this, because your makeover can not get any better than this. This should be in a magazine or something."
"You can blog about it," Carol said. "I love how it turned out, too. I took before and after pictures and I will send you some..." And before leaving Carol's ranch Carol handed me the cutest, chicken with chicks needlepoint throw pillow—"I know how much you have loved this pillow and I want you to have it....And I can't use it anymore, because it does not go with the decor."
This afternoon, after working next door for a few hours, I checked my e-mail and Carol had sent me the before and after pictures. First I will show you her kitchen makeover and please note that the before picture was taken after she had removed everything from the kitchen, because the painter had requested it.