I’m scurrying around this morning, packing, checking to make sure I didn’t forget anything (I KNOW I’m forgetting SOMETHING)…
We’re heading out for our annual Kansas City trip we take every year for my husband’s birthday to visit our awesome family up north.
It will be a weekend filled with LOTS of laughter and fun and hopefully, a win by the Chiefs over the Raiders on Sunday (fingers crossed!).
In the mean time, I thought I’d show you the night stands I finished up a few weeks ago for my sweet friend/client, Ms. Belle.
Here’s how they looked as they arrived:
I sanded them down and got them nice and smooth then applied some home made chalk paint using just a basic white I had lurking around in my garage along with my left over Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray. I also used gold Rub n Buff to revive the original hardware and accent some of the corners and ta-da!
I think they turned out really nicely and they go beautifully with the dressers, which I have yet to take photos of…soon, I promise, if Ms. Belle has no objections.
So, here I am, out the door! I’ll be back on Tuesday so if you need to get a hold of me, leave a voice mail or an email and I’ll be periodically checking messages.
Have a super weekend and look for us in the stands on Sunday. We’ll be the ones in RED! haha!
Bright colors are always something I’m drawn to but for some reason, in my own personal space, I seldom use. I’ve asked myself why a dozen times…I would LOVE to live in a space that is chirpy and cheerful all the time. How could one have a bad day in a space like this?
Via Apartment Therapy
Can you be in a bad mood here?
Via Quadrille Fabrics
Via House Beautiful
Via House of Turquoise
And then it occurs to me WHY I don’t surround myself with these fantastically bright colors, as much as I love them.
My personality, my career and my lifestyle are such that I am usually “ON” in one form or another. You can’t visit clients and be in a bad mood, even if you are. You can’t home school a second grader effectively if you don’t have a positive, encouraging attitude and you can’t fake being hopelessly optimistic at all times unless you really, genuinely are.
Because of these qualities and requirements, I find that I NEED to break from visual stimulation at times. I need a space in which I can be introspective, quiet and thoughtful and at times, even moody if I choose to be. Hence my preferred color pallette:
Kyle Richards Home (source unknown, via Pinterest)
Of course, this also means when I do a color consultation or find myself with a client who loves bright colors, I am ecstatic because for a bit of time, I get to live vicariously through them as a project comes together.
When I do a color consultation, I always ask key questions:
1. What kind of lifestyle do you lead? Do you entertain a lot? Do you have kids/grand kids?
2. What colors are you naturally drawn to both in magazine photos and in clothing?
3. Where is your safe zone and are you looking to break out of it or are you comfortable there?
The answers to these questions are key to helping both the client and me understand the direction they’d like to move in and it makes for a successful color consultation.
What colors are you drawn to? Could you live bright and bold or are you like me, needing minimal visual stimulation?