Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My Stepback Cupboard

Remember last week sometime I gave you a sneak peek of the stepback cupboard that my hubby, Jason, was making for me? Well, he finished it this past weekend and we painted it. Gosh it seems like each step is forever when you're so excited about seeing how it's going to turn out and how it will look in the spot for which it was created.

We finished antiquing it (or primming it up) late Monday night and Jason moved it in for me. I'm always amazed how you can add a bigger piece of furniture and it will make your room look larger or have more depth. To me, that was the case with my new stepback cupboard, as well as the shelf above the table.

We ended up painting the cupboard the color of the dining room, which sometimes appears a tan and sometimes mustardy depending on the light. I went back and forth between painting it the red of the door and shelf or this color. In the end, we decided to try this color (with the plan that we could always paint over it). I didn't want to get too matchy with all the red and go overboard with it, although I'm a fan of red! So....here's how it turned out:

This was taken during the day with the sun streaming through the windows.

The only colors I could think that would possibly work would have been the red, this color, or black. What do you think of this choice and what would you have done considering the color of my walls, doors, cabinets, counter and all the black appliances? I'm really interested here! Let me know your thoughts!


I figure if I change my mind after a few days of looking at it, we can always go back and repaint it! So far, I love the way everything I put on it pops and stands out! My problem is that I always wonder what it would look like if....it was this color or that color. But alot of times when I do that, I end up coming right back to the same color! lol! So for right now, I've just been playing around putting different accessories on it...trying different things.

This one was taken at night time...makes the color appear a little different:



My cabinets and kitchen table are the honey oak color so I was afraid this might clash somewhat, but it seems to work (at least today for me anyway). We'll see about tomorrow. What do you think, honestly? :)



And I've made a couple more decisions. The way I'm wired, it's a relief when I get a decision made and I come to that point in my mind where that's one less thing to think about and have to decide about! One of those decisions was whether to put a valance on the backdoor. Well I took one down and Jason held it against the door for me to stand back and look (with and without it) and I love the way the valance looks against the door, but I think the door makes more of a statement standing alone without a curtain. I did remove the wreath that I had up there in the picture last week, and put this star up there. I also like that the star is not so large that it blocks my view of the sunporch. Plus the star is sort of three dimensional so it stands out and looks the same from the back (sunporch side) as it does from the front.



So that's once decision made. Second decision (for now anyway) is to leave the table as is. I don't think I will be painting my chairs or pedestal black. I think I'm going to bring the color into play there with braided chair pads and/or a braided rug beneath the table (I can't decide on the rug beneath because of my cats and their little fur balls!)

But I've been like a kid at Christmas! I love playing around with the decor! But Colt comes in from work every evening and says he never knows what to expect around here.....one night there's a sink on the back porch....one night there's an unfinished cupboard........and Monday tonight he came home to my finished stepback cupboard! But I can already tell I'm going to love having it there....between my stove and the cupboard, I feel like I'm living in Laura's kitchen in Little House on the Prairie! :)

37 comments:

Cindy B said...

It lookd great!! I color that will go with about anything too..nice job!

Dawn said...

Tammy, what a beautiful piece of furniture. Your husband is so very talented. Im sure you know what that piece would cost if you bought it retail! It looks great in the kitchen and the decorating possiblities are endless. Have fun, Dawn

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Tammy it is awesome!!! I love it!!! Hurry up and decorate up so we can see. Cheers for your hubby.

Mary

Leslie said...

Your cupboard looks amazing! And it's even more special because your husband made it for you :)

I have this cupboard thing I want Jer to make me. I mentioned it but haven't really come up with the plans yet. He seems okay with it for a change. I guess maybe he's realizing he is more capable than he used to think :)

Have a great day!

Leslie

Jenn said...

Tammy, it looks great!
I think he color goes good with your wall color.

CozyCoops Corner said...

I love the cupboard and the color you chose ! I like that star hanging on the door to !
Janae

Kindra said...

I love how the cupboard turned out! Your hubby and you make a great team!! Your kitchen/dining room is looking sooo gooood!

Farmchick said...

Oh Tammy--the cupboard turned out beautiful....everything looks wonderful! I too love the star on the door!!! Have a great day! Hugs~ Tania

Mom in Sahuaritaville said...

ITS BEAUTIFUL! I love the color, looks great against the blue. Ties the cream color in fromt he valance too. IMO

~Judy~ said...

Tammy, I agree with everyone else...what an awesome stepback cupboard! It looks amazing there and I can't wait to see it all decorated. I also like the star on the back door instead of the wreath and no valance. The door turned out beautiful. Happy decorating!

Bobbi Jo said...

I LoVe it!!! I want one. Wow that is a wonderful piece of furniture. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

basketsnprims said...

I love that cupboard. How fortunate you are that your hubby is so talented. Love the color, too. Can't wait to see it all decorated.

Pam

Wendy said...

Tammy the cupboard looks great that color!! Great job hubby!! Can't wait to see it aoo decorated...Can we see the whole room yet??? I think I'm just as excited as you are!!LOL Have a great day my friend!~Wendy

basketsnprims said...

Tammy, thanks, and I'm adding you to my list right now. I love your blog.

Pam

JenW!~ said...

Ok so I'm gonna be the difficult one but I think I would have one with red. Not that the color you chose isn't great because it is. But what matters most is that you like it.
I do love how your kitchen is turning out. I'd love it if DH would make me one of those for my kitchen

Marie said...

Just gorgeous! Don't you just love when you get that perfect piece of furniture and it is homemade by someone you love!? Dan and I have made several pieces and they are always my favorites!!!! That is just a wonderful piece and I love the color and I love how it looks in every light!!!! Can't wait to see what you put on it!!!

Tammy said...

Wow...did your husband really make this cupboard? It is simply beautiful! What a talented guy you married! :)

How fun to be re-doing your kitchen and re-decorating! But I'm like you- I always feel relieved when I've finally made a decision about something!

Hope you're having a wonderful week!
Hugs,
~Tammy

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Oh girl, I LOVE that cupboard! I know you do too! What a blessing to have a hubby that can make so many awesome things!
About the color, I think it is PERFECT! I love red & black too, but if you leave it a neutral color, you have the option to use it anywhere in your home. And it will always show off whatever you put on it.
Conrgats on getting it done!

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

What a wonderful piece of furniture that your dh handcrafted for you! Did he sign and date it?

Katy said...

oh yeah...what's your address again..? I need to know cuz I plan on coming for my cupboard!

ROFL! J/K! That cupboard is beautiful! I love the paint job your hubby did on it! I think the red you mentioned would have looked fantastic too! I just seriously LOVE it!!! :)

Kimberly said...

Wowza! Can you feel the jealousy?

Deb said...

It's lovely girl, I like the valance removed from the door, it does show off how pretty it is. I can't wait to see how you decorate the cupboard you have such pretty things. Deb

Linda said...

I love the color - That color is the similiar to the inside of mine and I love how things stad out against it. I love how yours stands out against your wall color too! Jason did a wonderful job copying it. YOu are so lucky he can build like that - job well done!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I love this color, keep in mind it will go great with fall decorations, Christmas, Easter/spring....etc. It will go with whatever the season or mood you are in. I think it will blend well with your color scheme. It is sooooo beautiful. And how wonderful to get to decorate with that great piece. Yipppeeee!
blessings,
Debbie

marnie said...

What great work your hubby does!! And to think, it'll become a heirloom one day as I am sure your daughter will want it in her house.

I also like how your kitchen is coming together!!

Marnie

Daffodil Hill said...

I love the cupboard and the star. Probably any of the colors you mentioned for the cupboard would look just fine. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

How neat the color is Tammy! Love it. I can't wait to see it all decorated too. The star on your door looks great, I also can't wait to see the full veiw.
Rondell

ohiofarmgirl said...

Tammy, your cupboard is wonderful. It looks so professional too. I like the wood look but I would probably go with black to make it even more primitive...but that is just me. My sis went with all black furniture and it is so cozy and homey. But, it looks wonderful either way! Dianntha

Colleen said...

Amazing! You and Jason have, once again, created a prim masterpiece, Tammy! I can't wait to see all of the treasures that get to be displayed in it! Wow!!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! It turned out great, and I love the color. I can not wait to see it decorated. I need some ideas. :) Oh from one star lover to another love it! Jason is very talented and you are so lucky.


Donna

Anonymous said...

Oh one more thing. Jason is also lucky to have such a great wife. :)


Donna

Julie said...

Just beautiful--I can't wait to see what you put in it. julie

Sue said...

WOW!!!!! HE IS GOOD! I cannot believe how much this looks like Linda's. I can't wait to see what you put on it. I really like the star on your back door.

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

The cupboard is pretty as is. But, I think I would like it the color of your door, red. Remember, you asked! ~smile~

I agree with your decision to leave the table and chairs as they are.

Thanks so much for visiting me.

God bless you, my new friend Tammy!

Laura

KATHERINELLEN said...

Tammy,
Great choice! Whatever you put inside the cupboard...it will stand out especially red and black. I can't wait to see what you decorated it with...WHW! You bothe did a wonderful job. Proud of you both...Smiles and Hugs Katherinellen

the primitive country bug said...

Hi Tammy~ your cupboard turned out beautiful! Your husband did a great job and I love the color you chose. It will go with so much!
Have fun decorating it. I can't wait to see the pictures of it when it's full!
Hugs~Birgit

Back in the Day said...

I am a little late telling you that I LOVE YOUR CABINET! I am sooo jealous now! I really like the color you painted it. Looks great against the blue wall! You guys have put so much hard work into your kitchen - now just relax - and make me a pound cake or something! lol