Last Updated on February 11, 2019 by Kristi Linauer
Have you ever come up with a creative idea, worked hard to make your vision a reality, then only to realize that your idea was not your own at all?
This recently happened to me.
Here I am, working so hard on my kitchen, thinking that my design is sooooo unique, and that it’s my own creation, only to realize a few days ago that I’ve been looking at this kitchen for about 16 years. Yep…SIXTEEN YEARS!!
There it all is…turquoise cabinets, butcherblock countertops, white backsplash.
I had never really noticed it until just a few days ago. I watched much of “Friends” as new episodes were airing, but shortly after the series finale, Matt and I purchased all 10 seasons on DVD. We used to watch those things all the time! I’ve probably seen every episode at least three times. And while I never really noticed the kitchen, somewhere along the line, that combo of turquoise cabinets, butcherblock countertops and white backsplash must have been etched into my subconscious mind.
And do you see the yellow also? It’s not only on the chair, the little curtain under the sink and the fabric on the window, but it’s also on the cabinet above the refrigerator.
The subconscious mind is a mysterious thing. I struggled with a design for this condo for two years, only to finally settle on something that was very familiar to me.
And while I didn’t watch the show “King of Queens” nearly as much, I can’t help but wonder if perhaps I was influenced by it as well.
Well, I must press on. I’m much too invested in this design to change directions now. And I wouldn’t want to, anyway! I love the way my little kitchen it turning out.
And even thought I’ve obviously been influenced by these t.v. shows, my kitchen will have its own unique look when it’s finished. And it certainly won’t have all of the clutter in Monica’s kitchen!! Could you even imagine trying to get stuff done in there?
And hopefully soon, I’ll actually get some paint on that back wall. 🙂
So has this ever happened to you? Or have you ever intentionally tried to replicate the look of a home you saw on a t.v. show or movie? I know that the kitchen (actually, the whole house) in the movie “Something’s Gotta Give” is often a favorite. Are there any others?
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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