quick fix colour
My mother-in-law is fearless when it comes to colour. A weekend at her house feels like a vacation in the Caribbean.
(For more mouthwatering glimpses into her home, hop over to this post.)
I’m not usually as daring, but the urge struck hard the other day when I spied some small pallets piled on the side of the canal. Before I knew what hit me, I had lugged them home and doused them in a retro shade of robin’s-egg blue. I love the POP! it brings to our dark den.
As usual, I’ll include this disclaimer:
WARNING: Wielding a spraypaint can may send you into a megalomaniac episode. Once you’ve tasted the power of instant colour, you will find yourself aggressively roaming the house looking for blahness to exterminate.
Have you gone wild with any colourful quick fixes recently?
What an amazing space! I have found myself far too color-averse when it comes to interior decorating. This is oh-so inspirational. Thanks, gal!
I know what you mean — I usually have at least one moment of “OH SH*T WHAT HAVE I DONE” with each spontaneous paint job, but I always love it in the end. (:
Very nice, both space and pictures :)
I really like this, nice colours and other things
Georgene is redoing colors right now in our dining room and den. I love bold, bright colors myself, especially shades of green.
Jij bent de grand artiste Mam! (:
Wow, lime green lacquer on wood! .. daring and fabulous color! I definitely love this :) Is a tutorial coming for the palette/coffee table? please?
I wish I could say that there were a kajillion complex steps, but I just spraypainted the palettes in my backyard , nearly suffocated in the process, and then stacked them on top of each other. C’est finit. (:
Oh jeez..i never pulled that off, I spray painted some old bottles aiming for that “home decor” look, bah!the result was messy and ugly. I think I just have to practice and get poisoned again hahaha. Thanks!!
I really enjoyed the fresh peonies…such happy memories tied to those flowers.
I love your den (and your mother-in-law’s house, of course!!). The pallets work so wonderfully for a splash of colour! My husband and I do the same thing regularly… the last thing we did was to lug two crates home (we found them on the side of the road). They’re now sitting out on our little balcony, adorned with colourful cushions (impromptu chairs! Yay!). Is your apartment in a basement space? That picture almost looks underground (I love it!) x
The pallet balcony chairs sound perfect! Lovely. My next pallet scheme is a daybed, and I’m on the lookout for two large-ish pallets now. (:
Our flat is a garage-like slice of a building with a small window in the front and one window in the back…it’s dark enough to feel like we’re underground, and sometimes I despair over the lack of light, but it’s very very very cozy at night!
I can imagine it would be. I love cozy places… I’ve always wanted to live somewhere like a hobbit hole, all cosy and somewhat underground! x