The before. . .
Many of you suggested to pick out a color from the area rug. I always admire the pieces you all paint in soft blues and grays, but never really thought those soft colors would fit in my house. Our house is Craftsman style and somewhat rustic so I always thought I needed to keep things dark or natural. After reading your comments, I realized that I needed to lighten up a bit. . .(not just talking my home decor here) so I chose Sherwin Williams Austere Gray.
It is a gray-green (looks more gray here) that matches a color in the rug.
So without further ado, here is my buffet now. . .
|This picture was taken before my trip to Hobby Lobby to fill in the missing knobs.|
|I used the original hardware on the top drawer. I had the amber crystal knobs from another project. I bought the black knobs from Hobby Lobby and paired them with the backplates from the leftover original hardware.|
|Took the opportunity to move the table out of the dining room and give it a good vacuuming. You can get a better idea of what the rug looks like.|
Thank you, thank you all for making me think outside the box. I love my new buffet and now have a soft gray-green piece like I have always envied. I have a mirror coming for above the buffet. The Guy Buffet prints will be moved downstairs to the bar/family room area where they were always meant to be. (I just stuck them in the dining room until we finished the basement) I am also planning on moving the little black sideboard to the basement as well.
Look out world, Heidi is finally lightening up!