When painting built-ins, there is always the challenge of trying to not only make the piece fit the space, but the owners tastes and desires. The owners we're in love with the Arts and Crafts era, but wanted to modernize and decorate their radiator cabinet a little. They also loved the picture over the cabinet and wanted to tie in the roses and colors as well.
The only problem was the way the cabinet was built. The carpenter had made the doors off center with on smaller door and they couldn't decide if they wanted to go ahead and paint it or not.
It was decided leave it black for now.
It would be an easy pattern to duplicate if they decided to go ahead and finish the door, or do something else entirely. I could even come back and repaint black over the second panel to even it out.
The top was also done in an Arts and Crafts as well to tie the two in together. Those were all considerations in the quest to make a new piece fit an old house.
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!