Thursday, July 11, 2013
Why has this summer been so busy? Has it been that way for everyone? I guess it might have something to do with having a child who is now involved in church youth group activities, so all of those on top of our regular camps, VBS, family events and vacation have brought a little havoc on the projects I've accomplished! I've always heard it and never believed it, but you all with babies...this is the easiest you'll ever have it! It only gets busier as they get bigger!
So, there are three little things that I've done lately. Since adding the peacock blue dresser in the living room, right across an open space from the green china cabinet in the dining room, I've been trying to tone down a few other pieces to quiet them a little and let the colorful furniture pieces be the stars.
First up, the coffee table. If you've been around here for a while, you'll remember that I bought it last summer at the thrift store and left it alone except for cleaning it up and adding gold paint to the feet.
I was ready for a change from the green top, so I painted it black. I still love the rest of the table as-is, and the new top will make the piece much more neutral.
My second victim was my sofa table. I REALLY like how I finished it a few years ago-painted with a light green, distressed and glazed-but now it sits very close to the china cabinet and they just didn't work together.
So, the base got a quick spray of black paint also. Again, simple, but it blends with the surrounding furniture much better.
Lastly, since I put the new Ikea clock over the back door, my little (or not) deer got kicked out of it's place. I tried him in the entry and really like him even better there!
Little changes can make just as much of a difference as big dramatic ones!
Emily and I left for Church Children's Camp this morning...send thoughts of cool weather our way! (The forecast for the next few days is close to 100-grrr.) I'll be here tomorrow though with some more of my favorite picks!