Monday, November 10, 2008

Decorating Advice Needed


Oh wise Internet bloggers -- can you help a girl out?? There's my fireplace, yeah, right there. I need some advice on some sconces for my living room. I checked into putting electric light sconces up years ago, but the electrician spent a great deal of time scratching his head trying to figure out the wiring or some such, so I discarded that idea. But, having been inspired by Lisa's cool decorations and the Queen Bee's great re-dos, I found these great wood sconces on sale at Micha*ls for 80% off -- yes, they were only $6 each. So, my question is -- do I just put them up like this or paint them? And if I paint them -- what color - black? white? other? As you can see the fireplace and the wood trim all over the house is painted white.



Here is one of the wood sconces -- so aptly (albeit reluctantly) held in place by the Hub. Other furniture in the room is fairly dark (like cherry) wood. So, do tell, what should I do?




12 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! What a bargain! Those are some great sconces. I vote for black!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a great deal on the sconces....I think it needs to be something darker...white looks like it will blend in too much. Is that a mirror above the fireplace?? If so, what color is that? Sounds like you and Mr. Tennis have started a fun project!!

I was mad at the electrician who did our sconces....they were installed to close to the fireplace....they needed to be about spread out a little more, but I walked in a couple of hours too late....oh well!!

Thanks for the shout out....I am flattered!!

Lisa

Rebecca of "China, Baby!" said...

I vote black, too. :) If they're white, they won't stand out enough with all the white trim. Just my two cents!!

Have fun!! :)

Erin said...

zi think I would leave them as is, or paint them black (or another color?). Probably not white. They are really handsome!

Denise said...

I would also do black...can't wait to see the finished product~

Kerry said...

Hum! Well- from the first photo it looks like you have some darker wood accents in the room and your home. Is that true? If so- how do the sconces go with it. I may vote to leave them as is- if they blend nicely with the other furnature in the room.

White would be too much like the fireplace. Either the dark brown if they commpliment the other pieces in the room. Or black. I vote dark brown or as is.

Hugs and have fun. It will look great. I love scones too! And those are really pretty.

Marla said...

I like them just like they are. Your room looks like it has good bones so I'm sure what ever you do will look great.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh, I am so flattered that you are even a little bit inspired by me! I love your fireplace! I am jealous of that pretty mantle. I think I would start by leaving them their natural color....it looks like you have some wood accents in the room and it would probably look good together. Just live with them like that and then if you end up not liking them, the black spray paint is just a trigger finger away! :)
Carrie

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

Oh me oh my - not very good at those decorating decisions - but I do like what Hubs is holding up :D
Ladybug hugs,
;D

Bridget said...

Cute sconces and what a bargain! I am in agreement that I would keep as is or perhaps blak as it would be a "pop' next to the white. Oh well just my 2 cents. Hope you are having a great week!

- Bridget

Jennifer said...

What a great deal. I would leave them if they go with the other wood in the room. If not I would do black.

Post a picture when they are on the wall!

Jen

Lisa said...

I am behind on all my blog readings. I agree with black.