Quick fix for the kitchen

The pictures I posted of the kitchen after the granite counters went in have been bothering me. The door into the laundry room was the one door that I hadn't painted. It was still the full, off-white color that was used for the trim when Walker Square was originally built.

Doesn't the door look almost yellowed in the picture below?

I grabbed a can of Benjamin Moore Aura paint this morning, some tape, and went to work in my pajamas.

Between coats, I read the photography advice that Kate of Centsational Girl posted a couple days ago. I'm still not comfortable with all the different functions of my camera, but I'm getting a little better...I hope!

After playing with shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, I realized how off the colors in my photos have been. Below, you'll see colors that are a little closer to reality. I still have some learning to do.

But doesn't that door look better?


  1. I find that 9 times out of 10, auto white balance is good. But in tricky situations like this one, I would use the 'tungsten light' setting to get those cooler tones. Don't you hate how white paint looks dingy after awhile?

  2. Wow, the difference is great. Blue accents really pop!

  3. Huge difference in the photos - way to go!

    (I think that in itself kind of is overshadowing the change of paint, but that is a good change too!)

  4. Loving the photos. I still don't know how to use my digital SLR the way I want to. Maybe this will be the year! Happy New Year, BTW!

  5. Nicely done - a definitely-noticeable difference!

  6. The door looks really good, it's amazing how a little white paint can make something look brand new.


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