Last Updated on December 25, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
Okay, I know that just this morning, I said I wouldn’t give you another update on the closet, and I would just wait until it was finished to show you.
Well, to heck with that.
I just got the cabinets installed and I’m so excited! I not only wanted to show you how it looks so far, but I also wanted your input on something.
First, the progress. My utility closet with cabinets (the view from the living room/dining area/front door side of the condo)…
This hallway is such a tight fit that it’s hard to get a good picture, but hopefully you can tell what’s going on here!
And here’s a view from the other direction (with me standing in front of my bedroom door)…
I am so unbelievably excited to finally have those upper cabinets installed!!! For a year-and-a-half, they sat there in the closet, just sitting on top of the lower cabinets, virtually unusable. Now they’re installed, and fully functional! Woohoo!!
So now on to the question. I’ve gone back and forth over what color to paint these cabinets. When I first brought home the Behr Grass Cloth to paint the walls of the closet, I had a moment where I though, ‘Hmm…I wonder if this color would look better on the cabinets’. So I tried it out on the front of two doors (which you can see in the picture above).
Then I decided I wanted it on the wall. Yeah…you remember how that turned out, right?
Just awful. (The Grass Cloth is the main wall color in that photo.)
Then I decided to go with the new argyle pattern (much better!!), and I worked the grass cloth into it, along with the turquoise, orange, and yellow, with white pinstriping. With this new design, I had planned to do the cabinets white—the same color as the pinstriping.
Now I’m wondering again if the Grass Cloth might look good. I know it’s really difficult to get a good look at the color in any of the pictures above, but here is the sample from the Home Depot website:
It’s a very fresh and light color. Actually, it’s the same color that I used when I repainted the pet station, but then I distressed and antiqued the pet station, so it looks a bit darker than the plain Grass Cloth…
So what say you? Play it safe with white cabinets? Or have a little fun with a fresh green color?
I still have to prime the cabinets, so I’ve got at least a day to make this decision. But please tell me your thoughts!!
By the way…that Pinterest project I was hoping to accomplish for the Pinterest Challenge? Not gonna happen…at least not before tomorrow. (But I will have you know that I did NOT crawl back into bed this morning!) So instead, I’m going to link this post! Oh sure, it’s not finished. My cabinets are still naked. I have no countertop. I have no baseboards. There are floor tiles missing, and the floor still needs grout.
So that counts, right? Just overlook all of the unfinished stuff, and check out that fantastic argyle!! After all, it took me about a week to finish!!
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