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I did my track lighting lol

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now you were all sketchy on it, but here's the before and afters:
The black is blackboard paint for chalk, and the cork is obviously for notes/messages.  I may put some white molding on the top and bottom to frame out the cork.  I'm happy w/ the lighting, I think it works!
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I agree w/ just about everything you said J Steinberg.  The shelf w/ pegs is a distressed flat, white finish, so I was thinking of mimicking that in the molding, and yes, crown.  I don't think I'll be painting the ceiling because it's cheesy :o(  Not the idea, the ceiling, lol!  The WHOLE HOUSE needs to have the ceilings scraped, but w/ 4 small kids I just can't deal w/ that right now.  When we have them done, I'll consider that idea for sure.

Thanks for your input!

Oh, and yes I Love the chalkboard paint.  I did in our old house in the boys bedroom and surrounded it w/ white crown molding.  I turned a piece upside down to make a chalk tray.  They loved it (playing school and leaves messages to each other).  It's very functional for a kitchen too I think.
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January 16 2009
It does look better than most track lighting, I'll give you that! You chose a nice fixture for your space. As well as your moulding above/below the cork tiles (which I think you should do stain grade oak instead of white. The white may stick out like a sore thumb against the black, green and oak, unless you also do white crown, possibly?), you should consider painting your ceiling. Not a huge color- but something light to finish it out. Possibly a celedon that works with the current green. I am a fan of the painted ceiling- it just finishes everything off. 

Good job- nice before and after. Did you put it on dueling digs?! How did you like the chalkboard paint? Did it take well?
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January 14 2009
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Ummm thanks? Scott? lol jk!  I agree though, that green is not for a bedroom.  I chose it because it may be my kitchen color w/ white wainscott.  I think I will LOVE that.  Again, oak trim, doors, floors in the kitchen.  The white wainscott would take up 3/4 of the wall approx, so it wouldn't be overpowering green.  Also, the kitchen is full of light, so it'll be very bright and cheery :o)  Like me :o)  lmao
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January 14 2009
for the record in one of my previous houses the master bedroom was that exact color green as an accent wall.  I hated it on a 20 by 15 wall  but it looks great in small amounts and with the warm color of the wood I think it works perfect.


yes pinks that was a compliment.  YW

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January 13 2009
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Cool !!! I like it.
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January 13 2009
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Wow Brian... that was *some* response lol!  Thanks very much!  What do you think of framing out the cork w/ molding?  White? Oak?

The green btw is Eddie Bauer "Apple Green"  (valspar, Home Depot)  And yes, I am very eclectic... a Gemini you know.... lol
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January 13 2009
I dig it.  The green you chose is awesome.  Feels very warm and the cork texture against the slick black is nice.  Well done.  Varied and eclectic but not chaotic.
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January 12 2009
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It turned out really nice pinks! It is jazzy, gives directional light and really updates the space. I actually have a light that is very similar in my home office. I bet your little ones will like making that cork space their art gallery too. I know mine would.
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January 12 2009
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Scott, the better to pop you with my dear.... ;o)
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January 12 2009
for the record  I happen to the like color of the wood.

Pink's thats a giant cork you have.
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January 12 2009
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Meany.  The WHOLE house has oak moldings/doors/woodwork.  I can't paint any of it.  Once i do one room I'll have to do it all.... no thanks!  I'm working WITH it.  I think it makes the house more unique anyway ;oP
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January 11 2009
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have you considered stripping the doors and staining them a nice blond or honey oak?

still seems dark to me^_)^
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