Thursday, March 26, 2009

Decorating help!!



My parents have generously offered to pay a carpenter to put up a plate rail for my blue and white plates in the kitchen. This is my birthday present this year! So I had a carpenter out yesterday to look into it...

Well, I woke up at 5:00 a.m. and realized what he meant when he assumed that I'd want to be painting the rail the same white as the crown moulding and trim. =) I had told him to paint the plate rail yellow to match the walls. I just hadn't thought about the possibility of matching it to the moulding and trim.

Well, what do you think, gentle reader? I'm going to call him as soon as it's a decent hour to tell him to hold off on painting until I can decide. One of the pictures above is of some of the plates in our last kitchen at the rental house. And I also included a picture of our current kitchen. The plate rail would go at the bottom of the yellow space right above the cabinets. I think the cabinets are going to stay wooden stained for the foreseeable future...

I'm looking for advice. I haven't done much of this sort of decorating decision making before where I'm having to decide about something more permanent than where to hang a few pictures! =)

4 comments:

Katie said...

my vote is for white - I think it would provide a nicer contrast.

Rachel said...

I'd vote white too!

Megan said...

My vote is for white. It will just blend in and not show up if its the same color as the wall.

Momma B. said...

I vote white. I think it will make a pretty contrast with the white and tie in all the blue and white plates. Can't wait to see it!