…can make a nice little difference!
I busted out my brushes and acrylics recently for a few tiny projects I’ve had on my to-do list for a while. Nothing major here, but I’ve been wanting to add a little personality to some of these items around the house.
First up, the lamp in the guest room. I had scored the base for a mere $3 on clearance, and added a shade from Target. I felt like the chic shade and more country-style base needed some help marrying each other – so I added a couple subtle blocks of grey (our leftover wall paint, actually) which happens to match the shade very closely. I feel like this little change helps the two pieces look like they are actually meant to go together now.
Next, this little green frame in the living room was the perfect shade of green for the scheme I was going for, but was otherwise your basic, rectangular frame. Fine…but not very exciting. I used a little painters tape to add a crisp white border around the edges. At the last minute, I decided I wanted it to look a little messy (kind of like a dry brush) so I pulled the tape back off as soon as I put down the brush. It kind of makes me think of the fuzzier-edged ikat designs you see a lot of right now in home decor.
(True story…I wrote the above paragraph and then realized I had an ikat bowl in the photo of the guest room!) And yes, I realize this frame is STILL lacking a photo…I really will get on it.
My next project involves a tad more paint and time (and thought!)…I’m planning to paint these three canvases and panel them on the wall in our living room for some inexpensive art. Cross your fingers they turn out!