First I must thank the ever hilarious, witty, brainy and oh so cute Quirky Loon for this sweet award. The best part is it comes with no strings attached. So instead I will attach it to my side bar with a link to the Quirky one so you can visit her and say hello. (But do not tell any Zombie's that you know where she is.) Back at ya baby! So in her honor I have decided to make a few quirky changes of my own.
In my quest for a calm, easy to live with environment I began painting all my walls in different shades of neutral beige. Previously they were a riot of red, blue, yellow and green. (Not all in the same room of course, and changed quite often as well) I thought that with this new, soft, no color backdrop I could change my decorating accents with abandon.Then I saw all of the lovely neutral and clean decorating out there in magazines and on the blogs and thought, "This is for me!" So I gleefully de-cluttered my rooms. I packed away many little "dustcatchers" and left only shades of black, white and silver. As always I allowed a touch of red.
Easy to keep tidy. Nothing to dust around. Uhhh...empty? Hmmm, I am craving color. As much as I love looking at the pictures of the beautiful, neutral living spaces I realize this isn't me! As a matter of fact my dream home would probably resemble a picture from a child's coloring book. Now I doubt that since I painted all these neutrals in the past year my hubby would be thrilled if I started repainting in my favorite colors of red, blue, green and yellow, (sound familiar?) again, so I thought I would channel a little Daisy Cottage and throw in color with my collections of children's books.
Well, that's a little better. But wait! Hubby collects something very colorful and they were headed for his basement office, where no one would see them but him!
So I dusted them off and started to place them around the family room.
Now that is more like it. Why did I feel I had to change my style to make my home look like it was staged to sell? Too much HGTV I guess.
Oh those pretty bright colors. I missed them... a lot! I will spend the rest of the week happily tweaking the colors until they fill the whole house again.
Plus, those neutral walls do work with any color scheme.
I think my hubby will be thrilled to see his collection displayed in a "public" room rather than hidden away in the office.
Now to find some wonderfully colorful fabric for window treatments. In reds and blues and greens and yellows. Any suggestions? Wait till you see what I have planned for my kitchen!
Pssst, don't tell Joe I talked about repainting, he thought I was finally finished with the first floor walls. Tee Hee.
Have a worldly Thursday, P.
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