I am participating in Julia's Hooked on Friday party. Checkout what everyone else is hooked on today by stopping by her blog. So many creative spirits gather there.
A bit of a continuation from yesterday's post. I just couldn't stop adding color!
This is life inside a box of Crayola's, slightly edited. I just had so much fun with the children's books and hubby's globes. Rearranged furniture helped as well. Our family room is long and has some awkward wall openings so furniture placement has always been a trial. Plus, the big black box in the corner isn't helping. It would be gone except that I have others in the family who would miss it. (Random thought, isn't awkward and awkwardly spelled word?)Now I definitely feel the need for window treatments. Just curtain panels on either side of the shades. Simple but colorful. The tall lamp on the left was shiny brass that I sprayed white. I want to spray the large brass lamp as well but I can't decide on black or white, maybe red, or blue or yellow? Give me some thoughts.
I feel so much more myself in this room now. Good experiment in minimalism, but I am in no shape or form a "minimal" person. I mean that literally as well.
A home stager would be appalled, but we will be here for a while so the stage is set for how our family lives. I pulled grandpa's footlocker from WWII out of the basement as a new coffee table. (or as I prefer to call it, cocktail table, umm, depending on the time of day of course, tee hee)
Red, my most favorite crayon in the world! Did I go too far with the little globe marbles in the bird nest?
My computer desk looks dull compared to the rest, but maybe I need that space to be sparse so I can think without clutter.( Although I am beginning to believe I NEED clutter in order to think, just carefully selected clutter) I truly must have an electric cord intervention. Any solutions to this problem, oh creative bloggers?
And, more clutter, er treasures, are coming out of hiding and onto the kitchen counters. I ordered a repro cherry decal on e-bay for my cake tin. ($5 at the flea) When I put it in the sink to wash it the cherries faded away. The little sugar/cream/salt and pepper carrier was a $2.00 brown wood find. Spray paint in cherry red is my friend.
Red, white, blue and yellow are the colors of summer to me.
Are you ready for sunny days, cookouts and all the pleasures warm weather brings?
This just makes me happy. Simple joys. Eye candy still life.
Thrifted goodies thrown together make my heart sing. So much can be done without spending a fortune. Reuse passed along pieces in new ways. Gather bright colors together to tell a story to our senses. The need to reorder our nests to please our own eyes and make a comfortable home for our family and friends is even stronger when the things going on in the outside world seem beyond our control. Please don't think me too frivolous for blabbing on about where to place furniture or what color of paint to use. To me this is an extension of the creative soul.
God has blessed us with eyes to see the beauty in simple things. It is OK to be frivolous sometimes.
BTW I really would appreciate thoughts on the lamp color or furniture arrangement and definitely the cord problem. Oh and what about fabric?
I really want to thank all of you in Blogland for being there and giving so much joy. What a wonderful community.
Have a fullfilling Friday, P.
P.S. I am going to paint my wall cabinets white and my island will probably be red, what do you all think about black or yellow for the base cabinets. Remember, it's only paint. So what's your opinion?
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