Seriously: who paints the ceiling of a galley kitchen black? What were the ex-tenants thinking?!
I know this is not a food-related post, but it has to do with where I cook so I figured it was worth posting.
This space is really posing some huge challenges for me. Having always lived in smaller homes, except for one huge house we lived in for a short while, I'm very good at maximizing and creating space. But ten days later, I'm still standing at the entrance to this kitchen and throwing my hands up in the air wondering how I'm going to make it work for me.
It is beyond tiny. And that black ceiling is killing me. So are the black counter-tops.
I don't really have the option to get it re-painted before next year (and no way can I do away with those counter tops) because I doubt that the landlord will appreciate another issue added to my very long list of changes needed/things fixed. Already the maintenance guy tries to either run the other way or disappear into the cracks on the sidewalk each time he sees me approaching.
So how do I make it brighter and bigger, people? I need to do something less drastic than sawing my way through the wall to make the window bigger. Believe me: I have to practically sit on my hands in order to stop myself from doing that!