I got the bottom cabinet painted in BM White Dove and new pulls put on the doors.
The back of the upper cabinet was mirrored, but I pulled the mirrors off, and had the Handy Husband cut me plywood planks (approx. 4" wide) to install instead. The planks are being painted BM Palladian Blue. Currently they have just the primer on, but here's a pic of the test pieces I did...
As for the walls, I've decided to paint the entire wall white (not two-toned as it is now). I had a can of BM Cotton Balls paint leftover from our chicken coop, and put some sample patches up on the walls. I'll paint the molding a white semi-gloss.
You can see in this picture how badly the trim needed a fresh coat of paint! That's only one coat of wall paint, which is why it doesn't look uniform. So now the big upcoming project is painting the ceiling, walls and trim. I also need to decide on a new chandelier, and am going to ask for your thoughts- these are the ones I'm leaning towards...what do you think?
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If I went with option #7, I would replace the shades with either grasscloth shades, or woven seagrass shades both from Ballard Designs.
Ladies, I need your help!! As you can see, I'm all over the place with the style of chandelier and the direction that I want to go! What do you think? Do you have a favorite?
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