ConfettiStyle to the Rescue!

I think there is a stereotype that interior designers are only hired by the wealthy, which I am definitely not!   I would like to introduce  you to interior designer Shelly Dozier-McKee.  Shelly also has a great blog called ConfettiStyle.  Shelly is an interior designer, design blogger, creative maker and style enthusiast.  Shelly came to my house and listened to what I wanted and made great suggestions and not just about the cabinet paint color.


Shelly Dozier-McKee from ConfettiStyle

This kitchen cabinet project is only one of the many DIY projects I want to do over the next year or two. I have been living in my condo for 13 years and its time to do some updates that weren’t necessitated by a flood!   I want to paint the kitchen walls and also paint the living room, dining room, sun room and hallway.  (Who am I kidding, remember me, I’m the girl who hates to paint.)  Shelly spent a lot of time listening to all my ideas and showed me some color samples.  She had a big box of those paint sample swatches like you get from the hardware store and she produced colors like a magician.

She left promising to send me an email with all the things we talked about and sure enough I received a great email with a design board that I will share in a later post.  I am such a dork, I was so excited to have my own design board! It was just like being on the professional blog sites.

Here are her suggestions:


*  Paint kitchen cabinets
*  Paint walls
*  Replace fluorescent ceiling light

Paint Colors:  All Benjamin Moore 

Kitchen Cabinets:  
1) Nimbus—1465 (classic lt. gray with clear undertones)
2) Gray Owl—OC-52 ( classic lt. gray—just a tad richer than Nimbus)
3) Coventry Gray HC-169 (darker than the other two colors—clean and crisp)
Kitchen Walls:  final decision will be made after the accent fabrics are picked for the living room.
So as you can see I have a lot to do.  I went to Benjamin Moore and got the three paint colors she suggested and chose Coventry Gray.  Below is an example of a fantastic  kitchen using Coventry Gray for cabinets so you can get somewhat of an idea of what the color will look like, because those gorgeous cabinets look nothing like mine!

Coventry Gray kitchen

I hope you will follow along as I paint these cabinets and see how they turn out!

Have a great day!




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