Wallpaper v paint (pictures to illustrate) HELP!
Unshoor · 13/03/2015 18:04
I am painting some shelves set in a kitchen alcove. I have painted them a chalk paint green and the wall just behind the shelves the same green but it looked a bit dark when I'd finished the first coat so I experimented with a few different wallpapers behind just the 5 shelves (the pictures are a bit misleading as the roll of wp has fallen as far as the floor: ignore that bit). So this is the wallpaper I love but it looked awful with the paper so I figured I'd have to paint the shelves grey (there is a sample grey shelf sitting on the second last shelf). Anyway, the green looks a bit better today (and I've put some cups on the shelves as that is what they will be for) and I am wondering if I need to paint the shelves after all and if the green is not anywhere in the wallpaper will that matter - what do you think??? Add wallpaper? Add wallpaper and paint shelves grey?? Leave shelves green and forget the wallpaper?? Paint the shelves any colour but green??
I am cross-eyed from looking at these shelves so unable to decide anything. FWIW the room is very small and dark. (PS Exhibit 2 and 1 show the green truer than 3)
WerewolfBarMitzvah · 13/03/2015 18:57
I think it looks good with the wallpaper and green shelves.
LaurieFairyCake · 13/03/2015 18:57
I like the wallpaper and the paint - they're both nice, honest
wowfudge · 13/03/2015 19:12
I like the combination and wouldn't paint the shelves another colour.
Unshoor · 13/03/2015 21:12
aaawww! I love you all! I thought it looked okay but worried that I am looking at it too much and for too long to know what's what. I know my friends will agree with what they think I want to hear but hopefully you all are honest and are not worried about sparing my feelings!! Thanks a million.
Sinkingfeeling · 14/03/2015 00:00
I think it looks great - much prefer the green shelves to the grey.
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