Be sure to read to the end [insert surprised look here]
I'm halfway through the "house project". Here are some before and after shots of the hallway, living room and kitchen. It's still all work in progress. Last night I painted the switch plate covers for the kitchen, so they aren't up in the pics. The hall and living room are a "dusty pea soup" color. The wall sharing the living room and kitchen is plum, and the kitchen is "bright ass goldy-yellow". (Yeah, the colors are the same as in my header here.)
I ordered brushed nickel drawer pulls on line last night. I also decided on louver bi-folds for all the closet doors. I'll probably get them this weekend at Home Depot.
I found "boobless" lights at Home Depot that come in three different sizes that will work throughout the kitchen, hallway and over the front door entrance.
I am ordering all new LG appliances today. I went with all white, with the handles being brushes stainless. I know everyone is digging the stainless look, but my kitchen is too small to pull that off. Also, since I painted all the trim white, I think the white appliances will work better.
I am still deciding on the window treatments, but the white paper is growing on me. [smirk] I'm sick of "blinds" and I'm seriously thinking of drapery ... maybe a casual grommet?
I haven't even began to look at furniture. Opinions? What about a deep burnt red sofa? Too much? Maybe just in an accent chair? A more neutral sofa with pillows in the plum, gold, green. and red? I'll recover the kitchen seats to match the new furniture.
Okay, here's the best part ... all the "after" photos above? I took them in succession last night. All within 5 minutes of each other.
These two are the very first ones I took. After these two first shots, I stopped and said, "OK guys, you're all fully of energy and enjoying the new colors, but please va-moose so I can take a few clear shots." And you can see, the rest are "orbless".