It made me realize that trying to do neutral wasn't me even though I love the look in other people's homes. Therefore, I have embarked on a mission to add color back into my house.
I already had the red pillows and red plaid placemats for the dining area. I also made the red plaid curtain this past year. My wall is full of colorful pictures and art.
I found the flowers on clearance at JoAnn's. Yay for clearance! It will be fun to have different colorful looks for the seasons.
For the kitchen, I decided to add colorful plates and what's more perfect than Fiestaware? I have very fond memories of my mom's turquoise set especially the tea pitcher and salt & pepper shakers.
I knew there was a vendor at the Canton First Monday Trade Days that sold Fiestaware. I had bought a red pitcher a couple of years back. So in July, dinner plates came home with me in a rainbow of colors along with a serving bowl in red and a small bowl in lime green.
And this month, I decided to get the salad plates but oh no! she wasn't there! Now what?!? Then I remembered her saying her shop was right off I-20 near Canton so I googled it and found it! Yay! A short drive and I had my rainbow stack of salad plates!
Don't they all look so fun on my open shelves?
The rest of the kitchen has little touches of color here and there- colorful tins and an old pottery bowl:
And a cute red checked apron all add color to the kitchen.
Lastly, I thought I'd paint my bar stools but then I found three stools with backs at Salvation Army - a little scratched up but otherwise in good condition. I only needed two for my kitchen bar but they were too good a price to pass up plus I can use one up in the art studio so all three came home with me. The dark wood is not my style...and did I mention scratched up?
Here's one up in the studio at my small drafting table:
I painted them this past weekend and now...more RED! I used the same red I used on the tv shelf unit.
And in case you're wondering, the bedrooms already have color - grey and red in the master and blues in the guest room. All I need to do is the laundry room. But that's a project for another time. (I need to do lots of work in there!)
How about you? Are you someone who likes color or are neutrals your thing?