Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's done.... Well, pretty done....

Well here it is.  The closet is finally done.  Well, pretty done.  I do need to add baseboards and crown molding BUT I thought I would share pics anyway. I really love the way the doors turned out but painting something black does present its challenges.  First of all, it is essential that you prime.  I had the paint store tint my primer as dark as possible which helped  A LOT.  Then, picking the correct sheen is important.  I chose the Benjamin Moore color Black Satin which is beautiful.  I used an eggshell finish which gives it just enough sheen without being to shiny.  Plus, I learned that you really don't want to use a flat finish with dark colors especially when you are using it on cabinets because it will show oil from fingerprints or grease (if you are using it in a kitchen) and you will not be able to clean it.  Good advice.  Anyway, here are a few shots of the completed closet.  The hardware on the doors is from Anthropologie and even though you may not be able to tell the color, it is an amethyst color handle with brass accents.  It really pops against the black.   The wood closet doors I found on Craigslist for $75 for all of them. Serious score.  The rest of the surround was built by my HH (Handy Husband)  who despite recovering from a serious spell of pneumonia did a wonderful as usual job with the construction.  The inside of the closet is magical however I am to much of a neat freak to show you the inside and I didn't think the pictures turned out as good as I wanted.  But take my word for it, it's dreamy.  It's so nice to be able to see all of your things and have them organized.   I have to say, I'm really loving the black.  It's masculine, feminine and really chic.  Although it's been tricky for me to photograph this well, here's what I got.  I have also included some additional pics of the rest of my Master Bedroom.  What are  your thoughts on black walls? 





The bed is new.  The long bench at the foot of the bed is vintage as well as the lamps and nightstand.

The chair, ottoman and bamboo table are from a local thrift store.  The pillows are from Anthropologie and World Market.  The throw was purchased from Tuesday Morning.

Scored these beauties (pair) as found at a local thrift store.

Luminous turquoise lamp from ebay.  Vintage Peacock picture from a local thrift store.  Silver tray with photos and perfume bottles was purchased at the Salvation Army.


1 comment:

Lexi said...

You kill me! Love the black!!! and the handles are amazing! You and HH are uber talents!
Also the Lamp with the peacock art and salvation army silver tray...really beautiful arrangement!

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