let there be light [&] chic black trim.

In my previous condo progress post, I created a laundry list of items that still need to be done, which you can view here.

There’s still more work ahead, but i’ll refrain from boring you with the entirety. Here are the upcoming, less expensive projects that we will tackle.

Next up – baseboards and lighting.

  1. replace dining light
  2. replace track lighting
  3. paint trim and baseboards
  4. paint window ledges


baseboard & lighting mood board

As much as my love affair with white continues, I’ve been toying with the idea of painting my french doors black. Don’t you just love the striking contrast? So chic.

via Elle Decor

via Elle Decor

via nice*room tumblr

via nice*room tumblr

Now for the lighting. I have this dreadful track lighting straight from the ’90s and a cheapo rice paper lantern over the dining room table. The hubbs refers to it as the ‘dorm’ light. Dire need of help.

track and pendant lighting

track and pendant lighting

The above options in my mood board are from the Young House Love line at Shades of Light, Lamps Plus and Lighting Direct. We don’t have a huge budget and since I love a good bargain, these alternate lighting possibilities meet my criteria.

I’m leaning toward option 3 for the dining room because of the modern appeal, which will balance my rustic dining table, mid-century bench, mixed woods, and traditional nailhead chairs.

Young House Love Metal Strap Drum Pendant

Young House Love Metal Strap Drum Pendant

Still debating on the track lighting for the hall/entry and kitchen. I have a love|hate relationship with track lighting, but need plenty of light to illuminate the otherwise poorly lit area.

Lighting Direct has adequate and reasonable options that I’m considering.

1a - Nuvo Lighting k349

1a – Nuvo Lighting k349

2a - Nuvo Lighting k322

2a – Nuvo Lighting k322

3a - Globe Electric - 58528-92

3a – Globe Electric – 58528-92

How do you feel about black trim and white walls? Yay or nay on the track lighting? Would love your opinions, so go ahead and cast your votes.


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