Friday, August 31, 2012

Derwin the Magnificient

Green Cabinets

For several years I have had this picture hanging around. I see it & click on & lust. Knowing it is a  totally impractical kitchen color & that I would tire of it soon I always moved on. But drew me in & spoke to me often.

SL Idea House 2012 Kitchen
Then I got the latest SL & saw the 2012 Idea House kitchen. Umm black countertops... Currently working on a renovation & I was planning on doing black countertops in my kitchen on the main area with maple..... what if..... oh no let's just leave it like it is.... but seriously what if.... so off I go to the paint store with my counter top samples. I have my fan deck ready...

Drag along this fabric I am using in the adjoining room as a guide.

Robert Allen Lattice Bamboo

And then I meet Derwin the Cutie Patootie who arrives at the counter to assist me. He helped me immensely in getting to where I needed to be. Derwin saved the day; never said anything snide like "Lady you sure you want this bright ugly green on your cabinets???"  or the usual & obvious "Are you crazy....." He was a complete gentleman. I was able to head off to my designers to show them how it will all work....K so may have a little more convincing to do with Rodman but I am sure I can turn him around....
Derwin ~ Sherwin WIlliams Hillsborough Rd. Durham NC

The island in green with the black countertops will be just enough for moi to not tire of but enough to make me feel like my personality is alive & well in the kitchen. Whew so excited...

Carbone Quartz

Carbone Quartz plays a vital role in the kitchen as well. Hate to keep you hanging but I am away from my office & am missing some of the parts to give you more of a visual but then I do love mystery & intrigue so latter gators.... for now here is what is in my head for the kitchen... sorta'

Green Cabinets

I did a "shout out" to Sherwin Williams with a glowing review on Derwin & here is part of their response...

My team and I greatly appreciate the high ratings that you 
gave our store.  We rely on our reputation for outstanding service to build our 
business, so please share your good experience and good feelings with your 
friends and family, we’d love to help them with their painting projects too!  
Derwin was very pleased to help you with your project and enjoyed having fun 
talking and taking pictures.

Random acts of kindness are soup for the soul.

To those who checked where I have been thanks, I am fine but all my creative juices were going to the house & I have always said the blog is for fun & when it causes me stress to produce I will just take a break. That is my way of saying I have no discipline....


  1. I just really can't wait to see. Green with black and white is AMAZING. Glad to see you again -- I was wondering about you!

  2. I know; right? It all came together quickly. Was real luke warm on the kitchen... now ~ wow ~ pow ~ I'm in! More to come!

  3. Loving that green! Can't wait to see more girl!

  4. THX! One on the left is SW 6720 Paradise & on the Right is SW6719 Gecko. Love them both.

  5. I am totally a GREEN PERSON! Have always loved the green MIles Redd kitchen in the first photo... and Derwin is a hunk. ;)

    1. Frances, I know, right? Your green rooms @ BC - Bee Cottage have so inspired me. Can not tell you how happy I am now about the kitchen. I was totally trying to play safe & the kitchen had me totally ambivalent.

  6. I love green and can hardly wait to see it in your kitchen - know it will be fabulous!!

  7. are jumping off the cliff and I like it! That green is RICH! BOOM!

  8. Green must be in the air!! I just posted on it too:) I LOVE the kitchen! I would die for it. Well, maybe not, but close...You must do the green!! Best, Kathleen


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