Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Paint it black...
The huge selling point of this house 8 years ago was the kitchen. All white cabinets made it look even bigger. I still have the white cabinets but almost everything else has changed. Over the last 8 years we have changed the flooring, wallpaper, backsplash, island top, island paint color (red) and knobs. It now looks more like us.
I have been tempted so many times to start painting the cabinets black just because I am tired of the white cabinets and they are beginning to chip in areas. The only thing preventing me from doing this is the thought of what a huge job/mess it would be. So on a whim one Sunday, I decided I would paint just the desk black. Chuck said no, I said yes.
An hour later and a trip to Home Depot and we started this little project. It required sawing into the molding at the top of the cabinets so we could put a trim up to make the desk look like a separate piece of furniture. Then we added a leg and painted the whole thing black. The finishing touch was covering a thin piece of wood with a black and white toile fabric to back the upper shelves.
And 6 months later, I painted the fireplace surround and mantel black. This time Chuck didn't even say no. But, I didn't ask either.