It is wonderful for its space and focus on blackboard. Good job.
I like it. If it looks like too much sometimes, suround it with some more of those white objects you have around it now. Smooth-textured ones.
I like it because it's a little different, edgy and definitely a work of art.
It is a nice job.. but I (personally) could see getting tired of it because it makes a big statement. Some taming down could be done by painting the frame of the chalk board (?) and the counter top a solid color
Destressing is like faux painting...sometimes a little can go a long way. Perhaps it is where you have this located that is the problem. As a focal point on a large wall, it probably might not be the same as in a smaller space where it could actually appear to be obtrusive...??? Something beautiful can appear out of place if not in the right place...
I like what you've done with this piece. Not sure about the red flower- I would hang some pretty white plates-Or something white. Of course, I like white anything......... yours is pretty
If you like it then I love it! I do some faux work for customers and always do my best to talk them out of messing with the cabinets and trim just in case they have a change of mind along the way. Think I've repaired and repainted 10 kitchens that were previously fauxed for each one I was asked to do!
A Little can go a long way, but really I like it...it looks like a throwback to a long ago time...and can transport you to that place and time our grandparent lived in.... I want to know where the pottery came from...since I'm a potter it's teh first thing I notice in commercails TV shows etc....LOL
I'm with Bill on this one...if you like then I do too! It seems like alot to me in this small picture but you also have the brown decor that matches beautifully. And your pink flowers match the wall. Can you post a picture of the whole wall, or are you not finished yet ?:)
It's so different that I really do love it.
Give it some time and if it still bothers you then change it just a little and see if that does it :)
Good advice Marg....LOL
Thanks Marg! I am trying to find the rest of the photos.
Since you asked....
Personally I think it's too much, but like Miriam I agree it's all in personal taste. When I refinish or make something from scratch I want it to look new, not like it's been sitting neglected in the elements for years.
I have some friends that love this wore out look and don't really care for my pristine stained wood, however, we respect each others choices. I mean if we all liked the same things our lives, and our homes, would be very boring.
I suppose if distressing is done too much, it could start to look like an old fisherman's shack. Even though my pink days are over and I'm with Zelda in my preference for shiny new things in my home,..BUT it's your home and you want it the way you want it. If you like it, then I'm happy for you. AND if you and only you, decide that you're tired of it, then have fun changing things up! Thank you for posting