This project would be so far off, I don't even know why I'm mentioning it, but I had a thought about the shelves in our office the other day.
When I updated this room a few years ago, I left most of the stained wood as-is. It's nice, but it's just the right color to make the room still look a bit dated. I've never wanted to paint it white, but the thought did occur to me that I might get quite a dramatic look if I painted it dark. Although I LOVE to paint things black, I'm thinking just a click or two lighter though, like a peppercorn or really dark charcoal.
The big hold-up would be the amount of area I would have to cover. The shelves. The desk. The wainscoting. The plantation shutters and window trim. The crown moulding. The closet doors. Whew! I'm pretty sure I would need to cover the floor and white walls and just spray the entire room! :) I'd also have to think about what I would need to do with the ceiling. This project would be one big domino line!
I spent a little time looking for some good inspiration images, and this one probably comes the closest to what I would be heading towards. I'd keep the white walls and we'll be moving our tan sofa into that room soon. I'm also imagining how it would look with the leopard carpet.
And one last favorite:
What do you think about dark bookcases and trim? It might be a year or two before I would get around to it, but I think I'm smitten!
Don't forget, tomorrow is the first installment of the Summer Style Soiree! Come back and see what project I did inspired by Audrey Hepburn, and link up something of your own. Anything Audrey inspired...an outfit, accessory, home decor, recipe...I can't wait to see what my co-hosts and you have come up with!