Mom had tried those peel n' stick backsplashes and it peeled and didn't stick! LOL She ended up removing a few short months later and when taking it off, the parts that DID stick, yanked off the paper coating off of the drywall. The beadboard wallpaper covered that nicely. The only reason I didn't keep the beadboard wallpaper myself was that . . . well, why DID I tear it off??!! LOL Crackfilling over that mess is a humongous task for a novice such as I, FOR SURE!
You may or may not have noticed that I ended up choosing a different wall color than originally planned. I had originally chosen PPG Armadillo, then switched to Dulux Desert Castle (as I really wanted to try out Dulux Diamond paint in my kitchen) but I simply couldn't find the right shade until I used my Benjamin Moore colors and Stone House was the perfect shade.
So, now. I would like some opinions. I don't like white. Never have. I have tossed the ideas of cream trim or dark-brown-almost-black trim and can't seem to come to the right combination. I ultimately someday want to have plain pine boards for trim, simple lines, and stained a dark brown. I also can't make up my mind what color I want to do all my interior doors! They have the grain look to them so would be awesome to gel paint and make look like real wood. But then, being different materials, I'm wondering if that would be too much having wood-look doors and wood trim. Wood-look doors and dark-brown-almost-black trim may look great . . . or may not. I just don't know. I'm really not a fan of light colors but I need to balance the light out with the dark so I don't create a dungeon effect in here! LOL So. What would you do? Would you do dark trim and dark doors with my light walls OR a cream trim with dark doors and light walls OR a greyish cream trim & doors with light walls OR dark trim with light doors & light walls? Comment and let me know what YOU think!
Also, in my "goal" picture, you see a light fixture above the kitchen sink but mounted to the wall. It would be much easier to simply move over the wiring to centre on the wall above the kitchen window. Or, I could have it moved over to centre above the wall shelves beside the kitchen window. The reason I'm thinking that last idea is that there is a light fixture on the ceiling in the middle of the kitchen space and I'm thinking that when I get the right fixture for there it may compete with the one over the window if I put one there. Again, what would YOU do?