Sunday, March 11, 2012

I know, I know, I know

Hello everyone!

The reason for my title is because I know what many of you said in your comments to me on my post about painting my glass cabinet.  A lot of you said not to paint it, and some of you said to go for it.  I had mixed feelings about painting it, but in the end, curiosity got the best of me.  I decided to go for it!  It was scary, because I knew I might be making a bad decision.  What I learned though, is that if I didn't go for it, I would never be satisfied with the "what if".  I actually like it and don't regret it. 


By painting it, I feel like the room isn't lopsided anymore.  I feel like the fireplace is no longer "squished" looking between the two cabinets.



See what I mean?  I need balance!  That's just me. 

I also changed up the inside of the cabinet just a bit.  Now that it has a lighter color, I felt like a few accessories with the books was in order.



Please excuse the glare.  The sun was shining brightly and caused reflections in the glass.  I added some silver pieces and antlers.  At the bottom, I have some baskets.  So now I have a mix of texture and shine mixed with the old books.


I like the grey color next to my white sofa too.


So there you have it.  I listened to my little voice in my head and took the plunge.  I like the cabinet both ways actually, but in the end, strived for balance on the back wall.  I'm pleased.  Do you ever listen to that little voice in your head too?  It's always there isn't it?

Oh, and on a final note, I must leave you with something I saw that made me smile.  It confirmed that Spring is indeed upon us.


Do you see what's in his beak?  He's collecting materials to build his nest.  I only wish it wasn't from my coco planter baskets on my front porch! 

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

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44 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love it, Kelly. I love how you have it filled, too. I didn't know you had a silver lid. Love it on top of the books. Your book collection is growing nicely.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It does look more balanced. It is a gorgeous piece either way...I just hate to see beautiful wood pieces painted...but that is just me!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Kelly, I felt exactly the same way last summer when I was wanting to paint all my living room furniture. We can't rest until we try. It looks wonderful, and I love how you have it styled inside. Just gorgeous!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kelly I was one of those people who said don't paint it but oh how I am loving it's new look!! Love the way you filled it too!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful piece and your display inside is gorgeous. I love the silver and the baskets. Great textures with the books. Hugs, Marty

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I might have kept my opinions to myself, but I was hoping you would paint it~and I totally agree that if felt lopsided before, and now there is a symmetry to the area. I think it is great!! Loved the interior styling too~

Debbiedoo's said...

You sure did a great job on it, and I see what you mean by balance. Looks fantastic Kelly!

NanaDiana said...

Kelly- It looks great. I know how scary it is to tackle a project like that- deep gulp and once you put that first brush full of paint on you are committed. I like the way it balances out your fireplace, too. I like balance. GREAT JOB..and the the way you have your things displayed in it is beautiful! xo Diana

Anne said...

Cabinet turned out beautiful.I agree it really does balance the room.Sometimes you have to go with your gut.And it was right.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love it! I can hardly wait to finish some long neglected projects so I can dig in and paint a few "too dark" pieces, too.

Love the fireplace.

Rooms by Ann said...

You were right to listen to your inner voice, If you didn't it would have bugged you.Your inner voice is always right in my opinion. Your cabinet turned out beautiful and as alway your room is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

So glad you followed your heart on this.. I too ask opinions but usually do what I wanted to anyway:)

You should have heard the audible gasp folks made when I said I was planning to paint my sofa lol..

just waiting for nicer weather so I can open the windows and turn on the fan to do it.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Kelly,

What a great color! I am so glad you painted it! I think it does make the room look so fresh and pretty.

blessings,
karianne

thistlewoodfarm said...

Kelly,

What a great color! I am so glad you painted it! I think it does make the room look so fresh and pretty.

blessings,
karianne

Sandy A said...

Great decision to paint!! It and your whole room--your whole home--are beautiful! You and Kim certainly are talented decorators...

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Kelly it looks awesome!

Bliss said...

I can see why the before would of made you feel unbalanced. So we both agree you are unbalanced? That doesn't sound good.

~Bliss~

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Kelly! I think you made the right choice. I have felt the way you do about a cabinet I have. It's really old and in great condition, but I'd love to paint it white and have it blend in with the rest of my furniture. Decisions!! But I do love how yours turned out!

XO,
Jane

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks gorgeous this color, Kelly! I love the glass doors and I think it shows off what you have displayed inside it a lot better.

chateau chic said...

Hi Kelly, You absolutely did the right thing by painting the tall cabinet. It opens up that end of the room and makes your lovely mantel stand out nicely.
Mary Alice

Gail said...

O'Kelly, that little voice in your head telling you to take the plunge was a good thing! It's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I love how you displayed all your things inside as well. Enjoy your day:) Gail

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I was hoping you'd paint it. I think it looks better. I've got a tall cabinet in my family room that I thought I'd never paint but the last couple weeks I've been envisioning it in white or light grey. Thinkin' I'll paint it next weekend.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the way it turned out, Kelly. It compliments the rest of the room. Better to do what makes you happy.

Pondside said...

Your fluffing your nest, and the bird is doing likewise!
I love the cabinet painted - you're absolutely right. It brings balance and more serenity to the room.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I think you made a wonderful choice because to me you updated it! It looks charming next to your curtains, fireplace and the doors on the mantle most of all.

Rondell

jessica said...

Wow! It looks gorgeous! I love how you styled it! {I am a huge fan of paint!!}

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Oh, I agree. The "what if" always gets the better of me and I have to try and see how something is going to look. Good for you for taking the plunge. I think the painted cabinet looks fantastic.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Kelly it looks amazing...everything does! x0x0

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,
It looks amazing...good call.
Love the new symmetry!!
The inside is beautiful, what gorgeous glass...
Your collections are perfect!
All the Best,
Christine

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! Oh, your cabinet looks gorgeous! You've done a beautiful job and it really does balance well with your other one. You've dressed her well too! What a pretty piece!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Sandy said...

Good for you Kelly! You went for it! I love it! Yes, I have that little voice in my head saying go for it whenever I think about painting my fireplace white. Not sure what shade of white because there are so many. I also thought the gray shade of chalk paint might look nice but using that paint really scares me!

~Sandy

Deserae said...

Looks gorgeous....you have it accessorized beautifully too! I am so envious of your silver serving dome!!! I want one so badly I can't stand it! LOL
~Des

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

It looks lovely, Kelly! You have to make your home what YOU like!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

These look so lovely. I am hosting a Giveaway to celebrate my blog's third birthday. Would love for you to drop by. hugs Anu

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

When you listen to your "inner voice" it most often the right thing to do...you listened and that was a very good thing as the room just seemed to "come together" in beautiful balance...

Designs By Pinky said...

I think that little voice in our head is almost always right! I like it painted and it really balances the room. Love how you accessorized it too! XO, Pinky

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I am all for balance in a room. It looks great, Kelly, and I love that it is utilitarian as well as pretty to look at. Great job with the accessorizing on the inside.

Pamela said...

Kelly I would have been torn too! First off The Hubster would have died if I had gone ahead with it but I guess it was like when he told me not to paint our fire pace mantle and well I waited for him to go to bed and i just did it!;) I have to say I LOVED it before but at the same time I LOVE it now too! I am glad you kept the inside the original color. It looks fabulous!

Restoration House Interiors said...

Love the new look! And love your blog...officially a follower! Hop on over and visit me sometime! LOL...joining you from Between Naps party! Happy Monday!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I liked it before but I see what you mean about balance. I'm a symmetrical person myself and it drives me nuts when things aren't even. I love the way you place the books with the pages turned out. Very vintagey looking.

fixitfaerie said...

I really like it! Between painting that and the TV cabinet, it makes the room look lighter. Good work! Paula Lusk

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SHERRY HART said...

Yes...I think you did the right thing....it looks much more balanced now!

Sandra said...

I love the new color! Your collections are amazing! You and Kim need to open up your own design business! You are so talented!