Needless to say I have not had much time to blog or even thing much about a post. Yesterday I was leaving a comment on Run Mother Run about a suggestion for her furniture dilemma, I said painting it black would make it look sharp. I thought I would take you to THE DARK SIDE.
I am going to show you some of the pieces in my home that are black, yep I said BLACK, not WHITE, can you believe it? A single piece of black furniture or item in a room can almost be like putting the period on a sentence, it just needs to be, at least for me it does. Almost every room in my home has some kind of black in it.
I have always been drawn to small black pieces from stools to boxes and small furniture. Even though I like the look of mostly white, I think the contrast of black and white to be very striking in a room. The trick is to be careful and not over saturate a room with too much black and make it depressing or just too dark.
I have inherited several of my mother's cameras and black hats that I like to use in different areas of the house.
I have more of her black and white hats that I have shown in a previous post The Littlest Room. We can not forget about the black and white floor either.
In my dinning room I have a huge cabinet that I painted black a couple of years ago. It was originally a dark burgundy so I really did not mind changing the color of such a large piece, in fact all I did was push it away from the wall and I painted it right in the room. And if I don't like it I can always paint it AGAIN.
My office is one room that has several pieces of black in it. A cabinet and a desk that; were actually white and I painted them black. They can always go white again, it is only one paint job away if necessary. At Christmas time my office even has it's own Christmas tree in all black and white with a vintage sheet music paper chain on it.
My youngest son had his room originally in where I currently have my office and I did his room in all black and white, but he has since moved up to share a room with his older brother. I mixed his black furniture with my other son's red and it really works well together. In my opinion paint can sometimes bring out the details of furniture.
The final black piece is the dresser that we have in the third floor room. This is one of the pieces I picked up off the side of the road and made my sister stay behind with my kids so I could quick take the piece home. We were supposed to be going to the beach. We were only a little late. Now tell me wasn't it worth it?
There you have it, just when you thought I only used white, white, white. I hope you liked my surprise. Have a wonderful Memorial day weekend.