Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mom, don't look!

O.K. So I was the lucky recipient of this beautiful chandelier from my parents (who got it from my dad's mom many years ago). I just got it and haven't had a chance to put the crystals back on it so just add those on in your minds. Don't mind the table it's resting on - we still need to buy a dining room table (this room has had NO furniture in it for the 5 or 6 years we've lived in this house. One thing at a time, right?)


Anyways, this is our paint color:

It's called Tribal Pottery by Ralph Lauren. The floors are really dark brown, as you can see.

So now that I've set the stage - I've got a question for ya. Do you think I should leave the chandelier as is or paint it black? I'm not sure if my mother would approve of the idea, but at this point it is just that- an idea - something I am considering. I like the antique gold, too, so I just thought we would take a vote. What do you think? I'd love to hear your comments.

Also, I have been sewing like a mad women this week since the hubby has been at Scout Camp. So, starting Monday I will be posting one project every day for a week for those of you that want a little fabric inspiration. I've got home decor, kids clothing, Christmas and quilting projects to share so come on back Monday for some pictures.

Have a great weekend!
~Amber

6 comments:

Keri said...

I like the antique gold too, but I'm thinking I might like a dark antique brown as well. I don't know if I'd do black...it just seems a little too harsh. But I'm sure whatever you decide will turn out fabulous. Can't wait to see all your projects!

Angela said...

I vote for a flat black. I think that would look very classy. It would actually give it a rod iron look to it. love the paint color! I think that color would look great as an accent color in our living room.

Cassie said...

Ohh, tough one. I like the gold--it's warm and original. Maybe you'll be able to tell better once it is all assembled and hung?

Nick and Sabrina Zurcher said...

GOLD! It is beautiful and timeless since it is an antique. If I could find a gold on Louellas room I would get it in a heart beat!

Janet Fonoimoana said...

I think I vote for black. Don't know why.....

BA said...

I vote gold. Which is crazy for me since I'm not a gold person. But the antique gold doesn't look cheap brassy gold. I think that with your dark floors, it would look too matchy-matchy going black or dark brown. Don't get me wrong, I love "painted black". But, the lighter color gives some pop and also preserves the piece. And that my friend is my unprofessional opinion. Oh, and this is Amy, though I'm ;under Brett's account right now.