Go Bold or Go Home
Go bold or go home. So they say. I love color and I love being at home, so it made sense to stretch myself and add some bold paint color to our home office.
I mean, if it didn’t turn out, no one would see it but us.
But, it did turn out.
And it is FABulous if I do say so myself!
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It is that time of the month again when my blogging BFF’s and I join together to bring you the fruits of our Inspired Maker’s Challenge. This month’s challenge was to paint a room or piece of furniture. Sounds so simple, right?
Famous last words (insert eye roll emoji). I always start a paint project all gung ho, then half way through think, what have I gotten myself into? Hands up if you do the same thing.
Come along and you will see exactly what I mean. Then make sure to visit all of the talented ladies at the end of this post for more wonderful inspiration.
What I started with….
Blah. Boring. Plain.
I love crisp white don’t get me wrong, but we just got this space back when the grandlittles moved out and it really needed a facelift. So I decided to go bold with my paint choice and paint the backs of each shelf on the bookcases.
All 18 of them…
I won’t even pretend that I am a neat painter. When I paint, I need all the painter’s tape ever made to protect all the space that isn’t supposed to get painted. So I diligently taped off each and every rectangle. Ugh…have I ever told you that I have no patience for tedious tasks?
Bold color makes my heart sing…
I have been wanting to use this color combination for awhile, and now was the perfect time…the perfect project. If you have trouble choosing color for your home, you will want check out this POST.
I decided on the pattern and went to work.
I am really excited about the end result and even my hubby likes it. We will now be sharing this home office space, so it had to be somewhat masculine.
Then I unearthed all of the stuff I had stored away other places in the house while the grandlittles occupied this room and put them back on the shelves. I even found items I was going to use in a previous challenge, but had misplaced in all the rearranging.
There were a lot of things I didn’t bring back in, because I really…truly…am trying to simplify. But a girl has to have her craft stuff, right?
I hope this inspires you to take a risk and go bold with your next paint project.
Not sure where to start or what your design style is? Take my Design Style Quiz and let’s get you on your way to creating a home you love to be in.
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August Challenge: Paint Changes Everything, with your hosts:
Lisa @ The Purple Hydrangea | Sarah @ 1915 House | Kim @ Farmhouse Made
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim | Kimm @ Reinvented | Janice @ Sawdust Sisters
Denise @ My Thrifty House | Suzanne @ Shop at Blu| Susanne @ Pearl Street Designs | | Susie @ The Chelsea Project/ Toni @ Small Home Soul / Anika @Anik’s DIY Life