Monday, April 02, 2012

Add Some Color to Your Decor {for cheap}

It's so good to be back!  I didn't go anywhere, but my internet service did.  Two weeks without the ability to upload photos.  It stunk!  Except for last week when my husband took the kids while I went to Starbucks...  Latte-lovin, child-free, blog-posting wi-fi heaven I tell you!  I'll have to do that again sometime.  Now for some house updates.

I went a little nuts with the spray paint last week.  I felt like it was just the pop of color my house needed as we go into Spring.

This was looking pretty worn and drab...

So much better in orange!

Don't we all have this same knife block from the wedding registry?

Bam!  I love it now!

I had a few existing orange items in the kitchen;  I just wanted a few more pops of color.  Love my rag rug!

There is a tiny bit of orange in our window treatments...

and I've been keeping some clementines around since the kids love them.

And then there was this thing I got from my favorite local thrift store.  It's now closed... sigh.  Andi from Jane of all Crafts first took me there; at least I have this item (and my headboard) as a keepsake.

I loved it in wood, but I wanted more color in the living room...

You just got purplized!!!

But not you lion door-knocker handle thingy

I keep this next to the door for miscellaneous items like sunglasses and stuff.

This was so easy and fun, I think I'll be using spray paint a lot more in the future!  Let me know what you think of the updates... did I go a little overboard?

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. i love those fun colors! i went to HD today to look for a bright coral spray paint, but no luck. guess i will be handpainting some branches. seriously!

  2. Shirley said:
    This was so fun and I am glad you shared. Thanks for the post.

  3. I am obsessed with orange right now! LOVE this post!

  4. sniff sniff...I miss that thrift store. I am LOVING the orange! Makes me happy happy! We have to wait even longer to hang eye is abound in these parts :(

  5. There is just NOTHING like a can of spray paint! LOVE those pops of orange in the kitchen (especially with the little bits of orange in the window treatment). ::dreamy::

  6. Those pops of color are great! I really like the bowl of tangerines, I have a bowl like that full of lemons. :) And the purple thing is way cool! I need something like that to collect the little stuff.

  7. Looks so great! And thanks for the ideas! I might just have to paint my knife block a nice shade of blue!

  8. You're rockin' the spray paint. I love those bold colors.

  9. I really love adding pops of color! I've been looking for something besides a basket to corral all of my remotes and your purple painted box gave me just the inspiration that I needed. Thanks for sharing!

  10. What a great thing a pop of color can do for a room or object! I would love for you to share this with my Unveil Your Genius Link Party (new linky every Thursday).

    Happy Thursday!

  11. Oh my gosh I love this! I'm eyeing my knife block right now and I'm spraying it this weekend!

  12. I had never thought to paint my knife block, but yours looks amazing in orange! Thanks for the tip. what a great idea.

  13. Perfect! I would never have thought to paint my knife block!

  14. I'm lovin' your pops of color! This is my first time visiting! I came tonight from Donna's at FJI SNS!

    LOVE the door knocker lion(ess) box by the door!!!!! And the knife block!! Oh my! The color is so fantastic! I, too, am adding pops of color to our home....every room started looking a bit too "drop cloth beige" to me!

    Have a nice weekend!

  15. That looks great, I think I am going to paint my knife block! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

    :) Michelle

  16. okay, i love the knife block being painted, and orange is a perfect color! i would love for you to link this post or any other posts you want up to my weekly link party called spread the love. it's a weekend wrap up party where you can share anything and everything you want! there is also a really awesome vinyl giveaway going on there right now too, so go check it out!
    have a wonderful weekend!
    {love} lauryn @

  17. Oh I love orange...and I love Andi! how fun!!!!

  18. i love the pop of color! i need to be more brave in adding those small touches of color to my home. and i'm so spray painting my knife block -- that looks amazing! we'd love for you to link this to our Sunday Best party.

  19. Just love that you painted your knife block orange. Why not?!? I would have never thought of doing that. Hmmm ... what color for me? Great inspiration, thanks! And thanks for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate that!

  20. Love the orange! Ihear "Tangerine Tango" is all the rage this season - I think this may qualify. I also love to spray paint and I'm pretty proud of the bench I just finished for my Master Bedroom. Check it our when you have a minute - Cheers, MGal

  21. So cute! Color adds so much to anything! We hope you'll be back to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We loved having you! -The Sisters

  22. Hi,

    I followed you over from Sundae Scoop and love this tutorial. It's amazing what a change in color can do. I would like to invite you to share this, and any other posts, on my link party at Have a great weekend.


  23. Thank you so much for sharing this! You inspired me to get off my butt and add color to my kitchen, something I had been debating about for months! Thanks and if you want to see what you inspired here's the link to my post:

  24. Just stopping by again to let you know that I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award, for more information see my blog post!

  25. Could you pretty please tell me what fabric that is on the window valance? Thank youuuuu!

  26. Hi, what color orange spray paint is that? I like it


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