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Entries in color (43)

Monday
Mar212011

color styling {aqua and teal}

Happy Monday! Here's to the beginning of a GREAT week. Starting today off with the second in my latest series—and it just so happens to be my favorite color.


Monday
Mar142011

color styling {creams and ivory}

It's a new day, friends! Today I'm beginning a new project series—prop styling using various tone-on-tone colors. While slightly random, the project is meant for practice in styling and photography. Below is my first go, using creams and ivory. This project will continue on Mondays until we all get tired of it (so speak up).

Now you know how I spent my Sunday. If you enjoy perusing color theory be sure to check out my idol color stylist, Leslie at A Creative Mint. Anyone else working on a project for personal growth? Especially one that has no other purpose beyond skill refining?

Cheers to a great week!

Monday
Oct252010

one bold surprise

An exciting post to share—and a needed craft related segue from all those travel pics! I hope you enjoy this welcome surprise of delightful images as much as I do, such a fun and bold twist on nursery decor.

Aren't they just completely adorable and crazy wild all at once?! I was SO impressed when this treasure landed in my inbox. And the creative genius to make it all look like each piece in the room was made for each other. Honestly, I might steal the painted frame idea, love it! Here are the juicy details from the lovely mom-to-be:

"Our baby room was inspired out of a desire for our baby’s gender to be a surprise!  We decided to go with very bright, bold colors that complemented each other and created a fun gender-friendly atmosphere. My husband and I are both creative people and we wanted our baby's room to be unique. Being on a tight budget, we had to get creative financially as well (which can end up being more fun sometimes because it’s stretches you outside the box!)

The walls are painted in two solid colors.  We used Valspar paint: Tangerine on two walls and Bayside on the other two. All the furniture is hand-me-down items that we refinished to create a matching set.  We sanded it all down and painted it white. Not only did we give the dressers a complete makeover, but we designed the knobs to match our baby bedding., as well as painted each drawer a different color inside! 

We chose Summersault Geo Brights crib bedding from Target as well as the matching valance for the window. We installed a new white ceiling fan, added two lamps, a lime green rug and made most of the wall décor. We got some felt, sewed together circles to accent the bedding and strung them on a rope with clothespins.  The frames above the crib are the very same frames we used at our wedding as décor, so it was really neat to turn around and use them for our baby's room 9 months later!  We slapped some color on them and it was the perfect finishing touch!  

It took my husband and I a solid month to paint and refinish the furniture. It was A LOT OF WORK, but it was fun and so worth it. We are exceedingly pleased with the results!"

Thanks so much to Robbie and Gina for sharing! Can't wait to meet this special delivery come December. Anyone else totally inspired? Mucho props for the two-going-on-three? Please do share!

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