Monday, May 11, 2009

My Unfinished Weekend Project


Well, I didn't finish the kitchen cabinet project this weekend, but I wanted to update you on what I've done so far. I covered the wood pieces to go along the back wall with this wrapping paper I had. I am not sure if I am going to leave it or not. I kinda like it and I kinda hate it. Does that make sense? I like that it brings red over to this side of the room, but it is a busy pattern and may be too much of it in one space. I may put some accessories on the shelves to see how it looks. I have been looking at fabric to possibly change my window treatments in here, so I also have that to consider. I have red walls so I have to work with them 'cause I am not in the mood to paint them at this time. Maybe this project was not a good idea...


37 comments:

Gypsy aka Tam said...

I like the idea of open shelving and bringing red into this area. Even though my cabinets are too packed to even consider this nice solution. I think this particular pattern would be a bit too busy for me but it may grow on you. I probably would opt for a white background with thin red stripes or even white background with red polka dots. Have you tried different patterns that you may like better?

Stacey said...

I love the paper you chose. I bet that once you get more things in there it will not seem so busy. It's always hard for me to make changes like that. Maybe live with it a few days.

The Lind Family said...

All I can say is....I LOVE IT!

Lisa said...

I absolutely love it! I think it adds just the color and interest you need on that side of the room. But go with your gut. If something about it isn't working, then that's probably an indication that it needs some "tweaking"... what about ticking, like Gypsy suggested? I still love it, though!

Madeline said...

I Love it! It is so cheerful. I just did some open cabinets in my kitchen re-do and I painted the inside of mine. I added bead board and painted it turqouise! I did take out the piece of wood in the middle of the front just to open it all the way. There are pics on my blog.
Madeline

Domestic Designer said...

I love it! It looks great!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi again Angie! I love it! I think once you add a few accessories you'll be sold too! Pretty paper and great because when you do tire of it you can change easily! Think it brings a coziness to the cabinet! I'm sure you have several beautiful things to use in there!lol Make that I know you have several!!! Jeannette

Vanilla Lavender said...

Looks awesome!! Love it!

Heather said...

i think it's very pretty. it is busy, but depending on how the whole room looks together it might not be as busy as you think!

Angie said...

I love it!! It looks great, the red is so pretty!

Christina said...

I love what you did with the backing. The red looks wonderful.

Love the open cabinets.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love it!!!
What a great idea!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Wow, the paper looks amazing!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

I love it!!! Now I want to do the same thing...great!!!

mishebe said...

I like it alot. mishelle

momof3girls said...

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Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Angie, this turned out so good. I love the red, I love the fabric, I love how it looks in the cupboards! Wow what a great job. I think you will enjoy this so much, it will be nice to walk into this room and see it!
Blessings,
Debbie

Gena said...

I like the paper, too, but like you, might find it a little busy. Maybe when you get more stuff in there, it will look different. Either way, it is an awesome idea!

Have a great week.

Amber said...

I actually really like the paper. It is a busy pattern, but since it is only in that one open cabinet, I don't think it is too busy! If it was in every cabinet, I might had a different opinion. I think you should leave it. At least for awhile! ;)

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I say put more stuff on the shelves and then decide. You won't see too much of the paper if the shelves are full.

Manuela

Tracey said...

I think it looks GREAT!!
Tracey

Shannon said...

It is looking great! I can't wait to see it finished.

Joy said...

I love the red paper you used. It turned out great!

Jill said...

Oh.I.Am.In.Love!!!

Nicole ~ said...

I think it looks wonderful. Once you start filling it with more items it will look even better. I have been wanting to do this with a bookshelf of mine. You have inspired me to go for it.

Have a wonderful week, Nicole

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Angie~
It's looking so cute so far! I so much like open cabinets like this, and what an inspired idea to add paper to the back of your cupboards! :) I can't wait to see the finished product! It is going to be so beautiful! :)

Cari said...

I really like that paper too. I also think that once you get everything displayed in there you may like it better. I can't wait to see it finished!

Pam said...

I, personally, think it looks fabulous! But, I'm also like a moth to a flame when I see red.

Lisa said...

Oh I like it! You might have to live with it a minute before you can really decide if you want to keep it.

Nancy said...

Angie, I like it! I do understand though...I have done things that I really wasn't sure if I like them or not! What ever you decide I know it will be fab!!!! Nancy

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

I really like this. I agree with Stacey, after more things are in the cabinet, it will tone the busyness down. Personally, though, I really like it.
Teresa

Lorri Jean said...

I love, love the stark white against the pattern of the red...feel that it tones the pattern down...neutralizes it more...anyway you did an awesome job!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Not that my vote counts, but I LOVE it. I've been trying to get to a project like that for a long time.
Your backyard is so lush and beautiful and I loved the idea of the plate in the planter.

Mandi said...

I like the red and cutting boards to put it on is a great idea. I would have just put it straight on the back of my cabinets and regretted it later. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Sandy Toes said...

Just simply wonderful!!!
sandy toe

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Oh I just love the pattern. I have open shelves to - and now I'm on the hunt for pretty paper like that - do ya mind sharing where you got it. You did an absolute beautiful job accessorizing it - as always. Great work! Keep us posted on all your great ideas! Cathy

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