I keep in mind once we have been nonetheless in our rental and I used to be simply starting to weblog about my DIY initiatives, I had this concept to design and beautify your entire rental utilizing a democratic technique through which I current my readers with choices, and it doesn’t matter what the end result of the vote was, the bulk vote would win, and I’d must implement no matter concept the bulk voted for.
That ended up not figuring out as a result of, on the time, we had little or no cash, and I had no concept at any given time after I’d be capable to truly implement my design and adorning concepts into the rental. I nonetheless assume it will be an attention-grabbing social experiment, however I don’t assume I’d have the braveness to brighten our home in that method. I’m a little bit of a management freak, in the event you haven’t already figured that out. 😀 Plus, I like the liberty to vary my thoughts on any adorning choice, and generally I achieve this a number of instances a day.
I do ask for enter repeatedly, however after I do, I just about by no means achieve this with a “majority guidelines” strategy. At instances, I’ll go together with the bulk. Fairly often, I’ll have many feedback from folks giving their enter, however will probably be one or two feedback that actually catch my consideration with distinctive, outside-the-box solutions, or factors that I by no means would have considered by myself.
However this time is completely different. I’ve narrowed down my studio countertop choices to 2 — a light-weight selection and a darkish selection. I’ve been observing these samples since Tuesday, and nonetheless, I haven’t budged by hook or by crook. I like them each for various causes, and I can’t appear to resolve between the 2.
The darkish one is an engineered hardwood flooring from Lowe’s, and the colour is Saddle Hickory. Each bit is 3/8″ thick, 3.5″ huge, and 4 toes lengthy. It’s $2.99/sq. foot. The sunshine one is an engineered vinyl plank flooring from LL Flooring within the colour Capistrano Seashore Oak. Each bit is 1/2″ thick, 7.5″ huge, and simply over 4 toes lengthy. It’s $3.19/sq. foot.
Listed below are each of them subsequent to the wallpaper (the outdated wallpaper, not the brand new one with the edited colours, however this one should do for now), the ground paint colours, and two paint colours which are much like the colour that may go on the cupboards.
I really like each of them! I like that the sunshine one is…effectively…gentle. And I like that it’s that joyful medium between a pure (brownish) wooden tone and a light-weight grey wooden tone. It comes off as a heat grey, similar to the Basic Grey that I used on the ground, besides that it’s a contact extra on the brown aspect than the ground colour. And I believe the sunshine could be very fairly with the cupboard colour.
Alternatively, I really like the richness of the darkish pattern. And I don’t assume you possibly can ever go mistaken with a impartial darkish wooden in most rooms. I believe it appears stunning with the ground, the cupboard colour, and the wallpaper. Darker wooden provides such a stupendous heat to a room.
I do occur to have an instance of a darkish wooden countertop with a heat colour on cupboards in our hallway toilet. That is the butcherblock-style countertop that I made 9 years in the past. As an apart, I’ve by no means discovered this darkish wooden countertop tough to maintain clear, and it’s in probably the most used toilet in our home. So I’m not likely involved concerning the darkish countertop being exhausting to maintain clear in my studio.
So y’all get to resolve, and I’ll go together with the bulk on this as a result of, fairly frankly, I’m bored with attempting to make this choice. What say you? Gentle countertop or darkish countertop?
I’m glad I don’t have to consider it anymore. 😀 It’s as much as y’all!
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I transform and beautify the 1948 fixer higher that my husband, Matt, and I purchased in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do bodily work, so I do the vast majority of the work on the home on my own. You possibly can study extra about me right here.