Let’s start off the new year with some color, Greenery to be exact. Greenery is the name given to the green color chosen by Pantone as the Color of the Year for 2017, every year Pantone names a color of the year according to what they see taking place in the world as well as moods and attitudes. Greenery is a bright shade of yellow-green that will definitely help you bring the outdoors in if that’s your goal. Greenery is meant to mimic the first days of Spring and a new beginning. Green is one of my favorite colors, it pairs so well with other colors and as I’ve said before it’s almost like a neutral color. Join me for a look at Greenery and see if it inspires you, Enjoy!!! (above image via)
January 3, 2017
October 20, 2016
For many people, flowers are a major part of their tablescape when it comes to the seasons and holidays and one way to punch up your arrangements is to paint your vases different colors to go with your decor. Yesterday we spray painted real pumpkins gold and today we are going to add golden vases and flowers to our tablescape. I bought the vases we’re going to use today at the Dollar Tree, the dollar stores are great places to pick up items such as inexpensive vases, they have different sizes and shapes that add interest to your table along with varying heights. I placed the vases upside down in a cardboard box and painted them, the paint dries very quickly. I painted the vases early one morning then showered, flipped the them over and gave them a second coat from the top down, went on a bunch of errands and a couple of appointments with clients then came home and was able to use the vases for photos. I hope this gives you some inspiration, Enjoy!!!
October 19, 2016
This experiment went so well that I’m sure you can anticipate seeing a lot more posts on the glories of spray paint. I had been thinking about doing something with spray paint and decided that the Fall and upcoming Holiday seasons were the perfect times to do it. I decided to start with something simple and spray paint pumpkins in the perfect autumn accessory color, gold. These pumpkins can be used in so many places, you can line them up along a fireplace mantel or a dining table. You can add them to flower arrangements for some glitz and glamor or you can do as I’ve done today and use them all by themselves. I hadn’t looked at spray paint in a long time and am amazed at all the colors and finishes it comes in like I said you’ll probably be seeing several more posts on spray paint and how to use it. For now, here’s a look at what I did today and join me tomorrow for another look at spray paint, and we’ll combine everything for a great tablescape. Enjoy!!!
September 26, 2016
Repurposing or recycling is a major movement across the world and it’s even more impressive when people can repurpose discarded things and create art, in the case of Rebecca Flott she creates beautiful and fun paintings using wood and screens. Rebecca’s paintings are very fun and very homey and I mean that in the best way. I was searching for fun Fall art I could feature when I found her page on Etsy. Rebecca focuses on traditional motifs for the different seasons, for Fall it’s pumpkins, scarecrows, and sunflowers. Some of my favorites of her works are the ones done on screen but she does great work on recycled wood. These paintings would be great for a front porch display, an entryway, an outdoor kitchen or eating area, anywhere in your home that you change out decorations for the holidays and different seasons. Rebecca will customize her works with certain messages or names, check out her Etsy webpage here to see more of her work and how she can customize something for you. Enjoy!!!
September 12, 2016
One thing about earth tones, people either really like them or not at all. I personally have always had a soft spot for colors like Pantone’s Potter’s Clay, a deep rich color that calls to mind fall leaves, spiced tea, suede, cinnamon, and warmth. Potter’s Clay is a great color to use as a base then bring in other colors for accessorizing, whether you want to combine it with black for a sophisticated look or maybe add some blue or pink to jazz things up a bit. Join me today for a look at Potter’s Clay and we can mold it to fit our lives. Enjoy!!!
September 9, 2016
The eighth color in the Fall 2016 list from Pantone is Lush Meadow, a color that Dorothy and the Wizard should both be able to get behind. Described as a rich and elegant color Lush Meadow brings to mind ultra-lush foliage, emeralds and leather bound books in an old English library. Green is one of my favorite colors, mainly because it is natural and can be found anywhere and also because it works well with most other colors. Lush Meadow is described by Pantone as having panache and being elevated above other more natural greens, it works well with most other colors in the Pantone fall line-up whether you’re looking for a bright and bold combo like Lush Meadows and Bodacious or something more elegant such as Warm Taupe and a touch of Lush Meadow in the form gloves, jewelry or for a room it could be a vase or throw pillows. Whatever you’re looking for Lush Meadow will bring life to your look. Enjoy!!! (above image via)
June 20, 2016
Today it’s official, we are now in the season of Summer, the time of hot days, warm nights, water and sand. Truthfully, Summer is not my favorite time of the year, I’m not into hot AT ALL. In celebration of Summer, I thought we would take the term “white hot” as inspiration and look at all things white for inspiration. We haven’t done a color inspiration post in a while but I thought some of these images were so beautiful I had to share them. What are your plans this Summer? We have vacations planned that I’ll share with you later, work as usual and hopefully a couple of house projects. In the mean time enjoy these White Hot images, get inspired and soak in the first day of Summer, Enjoy!!! (above image via)
April 4, 2016
I have a confession, I’m a man and I have a thing for painted furniture. I say that because I’m always hearing people (wives) say, “Oh, we can’t paint that table, my husband would kill me if I covered up the wood with paint.” Now, I’m sorry, but there are just sometimes that a room or a certain area calls for a painted piece of furniture, there are also times when a room that is decorated with wood on the walls and a couple layers of light colored paint would just really lighten that room up. I want to look at painted furniture today and what a difference paint can make to some pieces of furniture, especially pieces that you find at tag sales or in consignment shops. I have a project coming up that I’m going to try out the popular chalk paint, I’ll share that with you when it happens. In the mean time let’s take a look at painted furniture and a special look at some painted pieces of furniture available on Etsy, Enjoy!!! ( above, via )
January 28, 2016
We continue to look at accent walls today and the different ways you can treat that one or more than one wall in a room that will make them stand out and make us smile every time we enter a room and today we are going to look at what can be done with paint.
Paint is one of the easiest, quickest and least expensive ways to change the way a room looks, every color you can think of is available and if you paint something a color and don’t like it you can always paint over it. Today there are so many ways to spice up our walls with paint along with a little help from painter’s tape you can achieve stripes, arrows, random shapes and the list goes on and on. The only thing that limits what you can accomplish with paint is your imagination, here’s a peek at some ideas of accent walls done up with paint, Enjoy!!!
January 25, 2016
Many times when remodeling or decorating we want a WOW something, whether it’s a piece of furniture, art or a rug but you can also get the wow factor from your walls and more specifically in the form of an accent wall. An accent wall is when you pick one wall in a room and do a treatment to that wall that is extra special and really makes it appealing to the eye when you enter a room.
Accent walls can be done in several different ways, whether it’s with a paint treatment, wood, tile or wallpaper, so this week we are going to look specifically at different types of accent walls every day, and we begin today with an overview of the different things you can do. Do you have an accent wall in your home, and if so what treatment did you do to get the look you want. Here’s a peek at what this week holds for us, Enjoy!!!