I keep in mind once we had been nonetheless in our condominium and I used to be simply starting to weblog about my DIY initiatives, I had this concept to design and adorn your complete condominium utilizing a democratic methodology during which I current my readers with choices, and it doesn’t matter what the result of the vote was, the bulk vote would win, and I’d must implement no matter thought 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 thought at any given time after I’d have the ability to truly implement my design and adorning concepts into the condominium. I nonetheless assume it could be an attention-grabbing social experiment, however I don’t assume I’d have the braveness to brighten our home in that approach. I’m a little bit of a management freak, if you happen to haven’t already figured that out. 😀 Plus, I like the liberty to vary my thoughts on any adorning choice, and generally I accomplish that a number of occasions a day.
I do ask for enter recurrently, however after I do, I just about by no means accomplish that with a “majority guidelines” method. At occasions, I’ll go along with the bulk. Fairly often, I’ll have many feedback from individuals 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 totally different. I’ve narrowed down my studio countertop choices to 2 — a lightweight alternative and a darkish alternative. I’ve been watching these samples since Tuesday, and nonetheless, I haven’t budged come what may. 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. Every bit is 3/8″ thick, 3.5″ extensive, and 4 toes lengthy. It’s $2.99/sq. foot. The sunshine one is an engineered vinyl plank flooring from LL Flooring within the shade Capistrano Seashore Oak. Every bit is 1/2″ thick, 7.5″ extensive, 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Listed below are each of them subsequent to the wallpaper (the outdated wallpaper, not the brand new one with the edited colours, however this one must do for now), the ground paint colours, and two paint colours which can be just like the colour that can go on the cupboards.
I like each of them! I like that the sunshine one is…effectively…gentle. And I like that it’s that blissful medium between a pure (brownish) wooden tone and a lightweight grey wooden tone. It comes off as a heat grey, similar to the Traditional Grey that I used on the ground, besides that it’s a contact extra on the brown aspect than the ground shade. And I feel the sunshine could be very fairly with the cupboard shade.
Alternatively, I like the richness of the darkish pattern. And I don’t assume you possibly can ever go unsuitable with a impartial darkish wooden in most rooms. I feel it seems stunning with the ground, the cupboard shade, and the wallpaper. Darker wooden provides such a wonderful heat to a room.
I do occur to have an instance of a darkish wooden countertop with a heat shade on cupboards in our hallway rest room. 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 rest room in our home. So I’m probably not involved concerning the darkish countertop being laborious to maintain clear in my studio.
So y’all get to resolve, and I’ll go along with the bulk on this as a result of, fairly frankly, I’m bored with making an attempt to make this choice. What say you? Mild 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 adorn 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 nearly all of the work on the home on my own. You may be taught extra about me right here.