Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"Utter {Decorating} Confusion"

This is an area in my kitchen that has given me "utter confusion" since the day I have moved in!! Here it is in the beginning.





Four years later, I added this loveseat!



Four years and 26 days (just in time to return it) I got rid of the loveseat and decided to paint the moldings and mantle shelf black, as suggested when I posted on Rate My Space.







I added two chairs and a table, hoping to capture a "french" look ~ although I liked the black paint on the fireplace surround, I still felt like something was not right............so I reposted on RMS.


It was suggested that I paint the wall between the mantle shelf and the molding black to make it appear as one big mantle, instead of a "floating shelf". So I did....


This is the final look (FOR NOW). I am sure that those chairs will be moving into my master bedroom one of these days, but I am pretty happy for now......except I would like to change out that greyish white builders tile..........

5 comments:

Melaine Thompson said...

Donna, it looks soooo good! Love all the accessories and what an improvement the black did! Now onto that rock huh? :)

Ramona said...

Good Morning Donna~
I just stopped by after reading your comments on Sara's blog....my dear your blog is anything but boring...it is WONDERFUL!!! I am going to give that yum~o~rama chicken recipe a try this weekend. Your photos are eye candy for sure. Thank you for your interesting list of links...I will visit again and often...keep up the great work!

Merry Halloween!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Lori Bee said...

I have one of those confusing rooms too...my FR! Congrats on creating a lovely space, it's perfect!

mishebe said...

It really looks great. and filling in that area black really added alot. mishelle

Julie said...

Love that clock!!

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I have been very happily married to my "kindergarten sweetheart" for 20 years............well we actually didn't start dating until we were in our 20's...... Together we have 6 wonderful children. They are 17, 16, 15, 14, 10 and 8. Although, we have moved around often, I am hopeful that we are now settled back home in Michigan.