This piece is pretty large and holds a lot. I really like the three top drawers. Great storage. But black wasn't going to work for my decor, so I had to paint it white. The white color I used throughout my apartment is Benjamin Moore Super White. It took roughly three coats to make it into the beauty it is now. I wanted to add a really cool design element to the front drawers, so I sketched different designs and at the end I was inspired by the wallpaper that I am going to put up in the dining room above the chair rail molding. The wallpaper is made by Graham & Brown, the pattern is called Darcy, www.grahambrown.com, and looks like this.
You'll notice, I wanted the pattern to connect to each drawer. Depending on how the light hits, you see flashes of metallic. Above the cabinet, I wanted to display some of my photography. I had nine photos printed by www.Kodakgallery.com 8 x 10 and got nine 8 x 10 white frames from Target and hung them above the cabinet. I picked the photos based on their composition and color. You may laugh, but I printed out little thumbnails of many photos I took and put tape of the back of each one and then arranged and rearranged them on paper so I could be sure to get the look and order that I wanted. Type A personality, I guess. Also important was what to put on the top of the cabinet. I needed a lamp, some decorative objects and a place to rest my handbag. I found a beautiful crystal lamp from Home Goods, along with a silver tray with white quartz handles and a faux orchid plant. My good friends gave me this gorgeous crystal bowl from Michael C. Fina and I filled it with crystal paperweights in various gemstone cuts that I found on www.onekingslane.com. Got to have my bling where ever I go. Oh and I found this white runner at Burlington Coat Factory for nothing and it protects the surface of the counter. Anyway, here is what it all looks like.
Here's a close up of the gems :)
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