We got the island painted the dark green color (actually two different dark greens). Here it is:
Bottom line...it just wasn't doing it for me. I liked it, but something was off, and I couldn't put my finger on it.
Now, several of you (including my mother, who gets to see this all first-hand) let me know that you liked the color of the walls the best, and wondered aloud why was I off on this wild goose chase? Well, you monochromatic fans will be glad to know that the island will now be the same color as the walls. And my penance is painting it myself, even though Mark is a better, faster painter. Because he's already painted it one and a half times. Pictures next time.
Some of you also may have noticed that my father-in-law, Dick, using the sneaky pseudonym "Fran", left a comment casting dispersions on my ability to make decisions. Well, "Fran", let me just point out that for every one decision to make, I make five. And is five not greater than one? Therefore, I am a GREAT decision maker! Clearly!!
Now that we have that settled...on to my problem with the cabinet hardware. Because there is a problem.
Not that I don't love my hardware...I DO. But something just isn't quite right.
Overkill on the scoops?
Yes, I know I have lots of drawers, and perhaps that is the source of the problem, but I love drawers! They are so efficient. One movement, and you see everything! I had decided to put scoops on all drawers, and pulls on cabinet doors.
But the scoops seem kind of big for the smaller drawers, don't they? Especially next to my dinky wire pulls.
I could start by switching these two:
This is kind of a special case, because the bottom is a pull-out recycling center. Which acts like a big drawer, but I thought the scoop would look awkward. Now I'm rethinking that. But once I put that wire pull on the drawer, wouldn't it look nice to have all the top row drawers use the wire pulls? Kind of mix it up?
Part of the problem as well is that the pulls are kind of dinky, and the scoops are kind of clunky next to them. But I love them both! I have always loved the scoops, and the pulls are, to me, old-fashioned and farmhouse-y as well. And they have great clearance, keeping your fingers far from the cabinet face. See?
I love that!
Tune in next time to see how (or if) I solve this egregious problem. And to check out the final island color. How's that for a teaser, Corrie?