Monday, October 15, 2012

Weekend's Work

This weekend I painted the green guest room black. I'm not the best painter, and it seems to take me forever. Especially when I take numerous breaks to attend soccer games, police play dates, run out to estate sales, attend birthday parties and feed and spend time with my family. So, the painter's tape is still up, the furniture is in the middle of the room and the outlet covers are still off, but otherwise I think I'm done.
Here's how it looks in its current state of disarray. That's a huge glare on the wall from the light and windows. I can already tell it's going to be difficult to get a decent photo in here. Oh well. But, I love it. It's so enveloping and dramatic. And the black just recedes. I must tell you it's tricky and a bit creepy to use black paint . . . I kept have horror film flashbacks.

Oh, and that estate sale I mentioned, I swung by there on Saturday and snagged a couple of credenzas/cabinets at a great price (it sometimes pays to wait out an estate sale and go on the last day when everything is half off, then go back in the last hour when they take another discount). I thought one of these would be great in my new black office as storage . . . 
I love the medallion detail on the front of the cabinet doors. And, while they're in good shape structurally, they are stained and chipped with the creamy fly-specked paint looking rather dingy (I didn't take close-up shots, but trust me). So, they need a fresh coat of paint of warm white paint. Don't worry, I'm keep the medallions gold, but even those could use some touching up.
I wish I could use them both in my office, but I don't think they'll fit. But, I'm sure I can find a place for the other one. And as my friend Brandy (Chateau a Gogo) implored me to buy both and not break up a pair, I think she's right.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Did you get any weekend projects checked off your list?

13 comments:

Leah said...

the black is awesome! great score at the estate sale!

A Perfect Gray said...

please! where do you find this great stuff? so not fair...

Ashley said...

Your instinct was right: the black looks fantastic and really cozy!

Sarah said...

Ooh the black walls are gorgeous! I'm having some major pangs of envy over those credenzas. ;) Fabulous finds!

Chateau À Gogo said...

I seriously need to see the black in person one day. The credenzas are amazing of course. I'm super jealous and am rethinking about goind to estate sales on Day 1 at
7am!!! Geez

Kim said...

WOW! That black looks ah-mazing! Can't wait to see the whole space together. Those credenzas are also crazy cool! Those medallions are some serious bling that will really stand out in there. Awesome!

alison g. said...

SO jealy beans over that black paint! (Rental limitations, here) Consoles are gonna be great, too!

InteriorGroupie said...

oooh bold with black paint!! Can't wait to see it...maybe try taking a shot early morning when it's light but not sunny out (if that makes sense). and those medallions are beautiful.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Yay - you did it! Kathy those credenzas are amazing! I cannot wait to see all of this come together!

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Melissa Crochet said...

What a room that is going to be! I love everything!!!

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

looks faboosh! can't wait to see the room come together.

those credenzas are gorgeous!!

SHERRY HART said...

Holy Batman...black paint and those chest in the same post. BOOM.

MFAMB said...

i would have killed for one of those consoles. EXACTLY what i am looking for for my living room.