Since the kitchen renovation is not going as planned, we decided last weekend to conquer smaller projects to make us feel better. We’re way behind on letting you know what’s going on in the kitchen due to a mixture of me being on the road more than usual, this being The Mister’s busy season at work and depression/upset/disappointment.
Here is our quick kitchen summary: We made our custom cabinet guy fix some of his issues. For example, he thought it was acceptable to rip off our window molding without asking and wanted to cut it around the kitchen cabinet he didn’t properly measure. This is just the tip of the crazy train that we’ve been riding for six weeks. Plus, we had to kick one of his “workers” out of our house and I had to tell him to stop cutting me off and not be rude. It’s gotten out of control. It’s a million little things. It makes me feel especially stabby. We’re now working with someone else to fix the kitchen - correct the stain, get us some doors, molding, etc.
So, lets change the subject. I’d like to paint our front door black. Here are inspiration photos as my Pinterest is full of photos of homes with black doors:
Would you leave the back of the front door white, as usual? Or would you paint the front and back black?
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The findings are progressively not simple.
IKEA’s Molnig Chandelier for $39.99 with five lights.
IKEA’s Lerdal Chandelier with five lights and space for five candles for $49.99.
Lowes’ Portfolio 8-light chandelier for $315.98.
Overstock’s Black Iron 5-Light Chandelier for $109.99.
There is an Black Iron 8-light for $151.99.
Pottery Barn’s Barton Chandelier with six lights for $299.99
Overstock’s La Lanterna 6-light chandlier for $186.99. I’d take off the glass shades.
Overstock’s Williamsburg 8-light chandelier for $127.99.
There is a 5-light chandlier for $84.99.
Now, I know the chandlier is not simple but I found it interesting.
Lamps Plus’ Fallon 6-Light Chandelier for $679.99.
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Posted in Decor, tagged black, Decor, house, moulding, paint, trim on February 23, 2010 |
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Lately, you may have noticed an influx of black in designs featured in shelter magazines. From a post or two in the blogosphere I am not the only one to notice. I have not seen many black moldings, but I am leaning towards them. I come from the land of Reba, my mother, who has always said mouldings and trim match throughout the house. This is conventional wisdom and by all accounts the norm.
Photo from: Addicted2Decorating
Photo from: Apartment Therapy Photo found on: a room somewhere
I saw a photo of black floorboards and picture railing, there was no crown molding. I thought I had captured this photo, but it looks like I did not. Of course, I can no longer find it. The ceiling and wall were white, the black picture rail broke the color. Personally, I’d do the ceiling white and the wall antique white and let the picture rail break it up. I liked the look very much. I would paint our floorboards and the trim around the doors black but I would not go “all out” and complete it by painting the trim around the windows black. None of my rooms are that large.
I cannot say that I’m brave enough to do this. Truthfully, my trim goal for our home should be that the whole place has trim and it matches. Have you seen different colored trim in a home or a room? I haven’t. Do I want to be the first?
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