Monday, June 2, 2008
desire to "modern" up, Ch. 2
Last week, I blogged about the need to add a little modern design in my life. I begged for ideas. Sadly, no one had any suggestions to offer! So, I am going to ask the question in a more pointed way.
Here are a couple of pictures of an end table. I have two of these cute, country-ish pieces. And while really, there is nothing wrong with them, they are clearly not modern or even contemporary. The honey wood tone pretty much blends right in with our hardwood floors. And, I believe this makes them great candidates for a modern makeover.
So, this is my question. What color do I paint them? What drawer pulls do I choose? Currently, the room supports a pale aqua, yummy apricot, chocolate brown and off- white color story. What pray tell can I do to add drama to this sappy, happy saga? A bit of foreshadowing: I have decided I can spend $20 on this little scenario, which is big money compared to my initial "zero dollars" budget from the previous posting on the subject. All of the following color chips were found on myperfectcolor.com.
C2's Fetish is a hot, hot pink
Ben Moore's bold but basic,Kelly Green
Killala Green,a snappy statement, also by Benjamin Moore
Deep and mysterious, Malachite from Australian Standards
Nori, a sultry black brown from Martha Stewart's collection for Lowe's.
Classic, but sometimes edgy, Jet Black by Behr
Now, for the drawer pulls. I am thinking the more linear the better. Here are my options:
Anthropologie's bone pull is stylish and eclectic, but pricey at $12 each, which would put me over budget.
The Home Depot's Liberty Hardware line offers this unassuming but modern, nickel pull at $8.49 each.
Also from the Depot, this gold one adds tons of glitz for only $1.79 each.
This chrome and acrylic model from Pulls Direct is close, but not perfect. Anyone know where I can find an acrylic one that is a little cleaner looking?
So, tell me which combo do you think I ought to choose to inject a note of the unexpected and a hint of contemporary style into my living room? Please VOTE using the poll located at the top of the side bar to the right of this posting! You have until June 9th to get your vote in.
I'll let you know what the winning combination is!