Hi sweet Friends… I hope your week is going well for you! I’m sitting here sipping my morning coffee and I have a lot on my mind. I wish I had an awesome post prepared for you but instead I’d like to share some “trouble-spots” in my house. Do you have those? While we enjoy an open floor plan in the house, I find it extremely hard to decorate. The house is about 15 years old, it has white built-ins in living room , hallway and baths. However, the kitchen cabinets are white-washed oak. Our furniture is traditional, medium to dark brown. I hesitate to paint the dining room table and chairs….why? Fear of making a mistake?
The living-room looks okay, but it is not cohesive with the rest of the open area. I understand the concept of carrying the same color scheme throughout the house, for some reason I’m struggling with the dining/breakfast area. You know I love my “vanilla” or neutral color…I posted about it here. But the dining area was in need of some color. Over the holidays I replaced the “ivory” colored drapes with a charcoal grey/neutral pattern drape which I liked. I painted the lower part of the wall area a shade of grey to compliment the curtains. But the wall ended up looking more blue than grey – not what I envisioned and not working well with the rest of the house. Mistake!
While it looks alright in the picture…it is not cohesive and separates this space from the rest of the open area. So, this will become my next project….to paint over the grey …make it all one (off white or cream) color. I’d like to keep the curtains. I would also like to paint the kitchen cabinets…but that will lead to replacing the counter-tops and changing the back-splash. You know, one thing leads to another….especially when you work with an open floor plan. Oh,and by the way, how can I freshen up the area over the sideboard….maybe two prints in white frames? Just thinking…
Thanks for enduring my “babbles” today….as you can tell lots of fun projects planned here at home.
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