Wednesday, January 26, 2011
It needs... Something.
There's a corner of my living room that was starting to look a little ho-hum. I've been planning to paint this small round table for a while, once the weather gets more balmy, and subsequently this whole space just looked like it was waiting for something.
So, I decided to tackle it yesterday and make it blend a little more with the rest of our living area by bringing some warmth in.
Here it is before:
And now here it is after:
Yup, the changes were pretty small and I am still going for as much of an unfussy, uncluttered look as I can! But, I wanted to bring in a little of the "granny chic" element that I love so dearly, so I framed this tiny needlepoint that I made a while back.
The frame used to be a glossy black, but with a coat of white spray paint it was easily transformed!
Next, I wanted to pull in some of the orangy-red tones I have going on in the rest of the living room, as evidenced below...
So using my trusty color-printer (actually, it's just a cheap printer I got for free and you literally have to feed it pages like a baby for it to work at all), I pulled together one of my favorite quotes on a colorful background.
It's the perfect quote, since a whole lotta reading and tea drinking tend to take place here!
Also- you might have noticed that uber-cool orange vase on the bottom of the table, it was a gift from a fellow-blogger and dear friend Cindy. She read my blog and saw that I was incorporating some orange tones into the living room and she gave it to me. Isn't that great?
So there you have it. A little more cozy, a little less gray all over the place. Happy Wednesday everyone!