Our electrician was here yesterday and installed the chandelier over our kitchen table. I like it! I wanted to share our new fixture with the group, but I thought I'd use the posting of these photos as an opportunity to talk about the idea of wainscotting.
Here are a couple of pics:
Can you see the cords in the wall behind the chandelier (photo on the right)?! Cable and an outlet for a wall mounted flat-screen TV in the kitchen... decadant!!
Here's a pic of the light over the sink... just so you can see how it relates with the chandelier. And they both look great with my tiffany pendants!!
Ahhh... sigh of contentment
Okay... enough showcasing ;)
What do you think about the wainscotting idea? It wouldn't be beadboard style because my cabinet doors are beadboard... I don't wan't to over do the look! Rather, the wainscotting will be a flat panel style. I'd paint it BM Cloud White, like all our trim (of course, you can't see any trim in these pics because we haven't installed any yet... AND we're getting a new window... AND we have to put a railing up by the stairs to the basement [the spindles and newel post will be Cloud White, and the top railing is oak and will be stained]). The stairs are behind the table (we removed this wall to open up the space). I've painted the walls a BM colour called Weston Flax, but it's very subtle... and it's hard to see in the pics above because I took the photo at night and the flash made the whole space look yellowie... I didn't want a bold yellow on the walls... but I think the current colour will be more obvious, and complimented better, if the lower portion of the wall was white.
Behind me in these photos is a wonderful new kitchen... the other half of the kitchen... well... it's not balanced, it doesn't support the kitchen, it doesn't "shine"... even with my great new fixture and my lovely new back door. :cry:
Looking forward to your thoughts!