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! :)