Mar 3, 2011

Ebony and Ivory

We have been talking about it for months, a LOT, literally, for months, yet when it came time to pull the stain color off the Home Depot shelf we froze. We wanted dark, we didn't want reddish tints, we wanted really dark. But did we want Ebony? I mean. . .Ebony. . .that means black. 

"Yep" said the Home Depot guy we made stop what we was doing (putting up another toilet display) to come help us. "It's dark."

"Well, how can we decide a whole room on one little fake computer picture on the can? It doesn't even try to pretend to be a picture of real wood!" 

He went to get something, oh phew. 

A 1 inch by 2 inch swatch of the stains. "It's not even on real wood," he said, "It's stained cardboard."


SO there we stood, Ebony or Deep Mahogany? Ebony or Deep Mahogany? Ebony? Deep Mahogany?

You know what, let's just do it. We want dark. We like dark. I stood there and took the Ebony swatch and held it up next to the spray paint can white glossy lid. A mini kitchen. Looked good!

We went for it. No fear decorating! 

(Not always the best decorating technique. . . )

But we did it. 

An afternoon of sanding later, 

An evening of shop vac and cleaning later. . .

A night and day of staining, polying, and polying, and polying later. . .

And here we have it. Ebony and Ivory.

Did we mess up? I am not sure yet actually. I love the color, I just don't know how it will translate once the furniture is in. But we will see. . .once the furniture gets in. . .

be good to me
make my kitchen
look pretty
pretty please