Color contrast is a major theme in the Rhodses new kitchen. Think opposite ends of the color spectrum accented with shine and a bold color.
This brings to mind a moment that I have to share with you.
I'm on the top of the scaffolding cutting-in the accent color around some window molding.
We're talking precariously perched two-stories high with nothing to hold on to and a hard hat that tended to slip sideways. Read: that hard hat would protect nothing should I fall. Honestly, about the only thing it was good for was making me look like a dork.
It was a very rushed environment with workers like me and general volunteers everywhere.
Oh, and it was H.O.T. And, I was extremely sweaty; covered in paint.
Anyway, the wall I was painting in the kitchen is two-stories high. The color I was painting is a vibrant, bold color.
Here's an exterior shot of that wall:
Every single one of those windows on the interior of that two-story wall are trimmed. That translates to lots of cutting-in. In the world of painting, that's my all-time favorite thing to do!
So, here I am, at the top of the wobbly scaffolding. Paint brush dipped in vibrant, bold contrast color. Cutting-in around that trim.
Dude from the building company hollers up at me:
You're painting that wall the wrong color!
Friggin' excuse me?!?!?!!! That's not something to joke about.
Especially to a scaredy-cat, dorky-looking woman wearing a crooked hard hat at the top of the
I hollered back that he was very funny and tried desperately to maintain my balance.
Indeed, his panicked arse was serious.
I was painting the wrong wall.
BUT. I was painting as I was told to paint. There was a mix-up somewhere in the paperwork. Thank God they decided to leave it as-is.
So, when you see the show in December and you see the vibrant accent wall in the kitchen, you can all think of me.
FACT: According to my research, mix-ups have happened on this show. However, things end up beautiful in the end, which is a true testament to the designers and their flexibility.