Voila! :) White is happy. I even hung up a white valence that I found on clearance at Wal-mart.
We've also added some new pieces to other parts of the house. One item, a gorgeous knotted pine tv hutch was generously given to us by some friends-of-friends. The other, a black antique-looking shelf I found in the dumpster pile-- because it was missing a door! Well, I just yanked that door off, and spray painted the naked wood.
We have a mis-matched home, but I love it. Eventually it'll all pull together well.