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Weekend Question: from Melinda
I need a little feedback on something.
The metal door of our apartment (click here for picture) will remain a bulletin board/message center, although we'll be weeding out some of the crap on a regular basis. It's also a nifty display for our magnet collection...
What I need are suggestions on how to make it look like something other than the door to our apartment with crap stuck all over it.
I've already decided what to do about the ugly clump of phone wires plastered to the left-hand side and the top of the trim. The carpenter who will do the beadboard (haven't picked one yet) can do something similar to Curtis' "Hiding Cable in Front of Marble Saddle" thing, and then paint that and the trim the same color.
Bearing in mind that the style I'm working towards is "Urban Rustic"--or as I like to call it, "Soho Shaker"--how do I work that style into defining the door as "bulletin board/message center"?
Would blackboard-colored paint work, or would it be too overwhelming in a small, narrow apartment? As you can see from the credenza and the bed, I have no problems about going for large furniture in a tiny space. more in last post thread