This winter seems longer and colder than any in my recent memory. This means I have been spending more time at home and inside. The cold weather also put me in a bit of a funk and I wasn’t making much headway on my long list of painting and other projects.
However, I am happy to say my mood seems to be turning around! Especially after I sold some painted furniture pieces and I have a small commission to do. Yippee!
During my funk, I also added one more general project to my list:
Add more COLOUR to my decor.
I have a tendency to play it safe with my furniture and accessories by going for neutrals. That’s fine for the big pieces but I have also taken the safe route with my accessories, pillows, etc. That all began to change when I painted my dining room furniture a couple years ago. That decision was a brave and daring step for me! It was that decision that has since sent me on this journey of updating vintage furniture and starting this blog. My very first blog entry featured the dining room transformation.
Well now months later, I am looking around my home and while loving it, I am CRAVING for more colour! As a result, 2014 I am embarking on
There are so many places I want to add colour! Where to start! How about where you enter the house!
I have an open concept foyer with a vaulted ceiling and a skylight. Currently, with the exception of a very colourful oil painting over the bench, everything in the entrance way has gold, ivory and beige tones. Well at least it did until last week.
I used the oil painting above the bench, with its multitude of colours as my source of colour inspiration. I was immediately drawn to a beautiful teal in the lower area.
Across from the bench is a little alcove where I re-purposed a mini-buffet from our dining room set. It had not been painted with the other pieces.
I’ve been planning on painting it for several weeks and I finally got my act together and painted it and I LOVE IT!!
Isn’t that so much more welcoming and fun? After living with the wood, it is a bit of a shock when I enter the foyer now but it does make me smile. every time.
Do you love it as much as I do?
Now however, I need to do something with the mirror.
It seems to blend in to the walls and is lost.
I am thinking of painting it Oil Rubbed Bronze, similar to the handles.
If you have a suggestion, please pass it along!
Now that I have started, I will be addressing the monochromatic items on the tiered rack you see in the mirror.