I was reading recently about colour and the power it has to change or affect our mood. Some people may ‘poo poo’ at all the’ Energy mumbo jumbo ‘but I do believe that colour in a room can emanate a certain feeling or dare I say’ Vibe’ (without invoking too much eye rolling and hippy flower floaty images). It can lift a mood, it can make you feel light and airy and can also evoke feelings of cosiness, homey-ness and a sense of fun.
I definitely have to curb my relationship with colour from time to time as it can take on a life of its own. We painted all our walls in’ Dulux Country White’ when we bought the house (previous to that we were drowning in Magnolia)
*I do not wish to offend any home owner who has chosen Magnolia to line the inside of their homely palace. It is just sadly not for me . . . ever.
… And so began my quest to colour – bomb our house! Starting with a side table which didn’t fit beside our bed anymore when we upsized our bed. It went from Red to Blue and has now finally been this Yellow for the past few months.
It wasn’t quite the colour I was hoping for I really wanted it to be the colour of the yellow tin on the box but alas it’ll stay until I get the urge to change it again 🙂
I ogle over the whiteness and greyness of Scandinavian Interiors with their fabulous use of texture and cosy furry rugs and throws …but as much as I love them…I crave a pop of yellow (my personal all-time favourite) or green…and on it goes.
I should add at this point that our house was FULL of wood. All skirting, sills, doors, stairs, the cubby under the stairs, floors, the ceiling in the children’s room, Pine Panelling at the top of the stairs surrounding the Hot press…..so when I say A LOT OF WOOD …I mean A LOT OF WOOD…OH and I forgot the kitchen was Pippi Oak and there were wooden beams. It was Wood OVERLOAD so cutting a long story short.
We painted ALL the wood. YAH!
(As I go along all the before and after pics will be revealed) but I have digressed so …where was I? …oh yes…back to the colour bombing … Here’s a step stool I colour-bombed recently …
This is a basic Ikea Step stool which came unpainted and I gave it a little makeover with some Annie Sloan chalk paint in Florence. It then got two coats of Ronseal’s Diamond white Clear Satin to protect it from the knocks and bumps from all the little people.
So now I love looking at our little reading nook in the living room and it doubles up as both step to reach for books and perfect for landing tea!!! Delighted with life!
Another little project I have going on at the moment is this cheap Supervalu Chest that holds all the dress up clothes in the playroom.
I am hoping to transform it with a little … colour…I have given it one coat of Annie Sloan Old White but I came across some bright yellow spray paint in my local Aldi and I think I may just have to cave in and give it a burst of sunshine! Only problem is I may have to wait for the weather to get better before I can manage to do it outside. Here’s the middle pic…
And this is what I am hoping it will look like when it’s finished…
It may even get a promotion and be taken out of the playroom if it turns out well…so stay tuned for updates!!