On Friday I gave you a sneak peek at some painting I had started, and today I’m here to share the finished product (that is also leading to another project). It’s funny, I didn’t have this on my radar, but I saw this photo that The Nester posted for one of her 31 Days of Vignettes posts, and it must have buried itself in my subconscious.
But the striking gray backdrop to the pretty white accessories definitely caught my attention.
Since I was in painting mode already, I pulled out my painting tape and some Urbane Bronze, and went to town. You know I’ve had an Urbane Bronze obsession for awhile now, so it was only a matter of time before I added it somewhere. It’s such a great color – gray, but with just enough brown in there to work with some of the beige and brown tones that we have in our home.
Plus, it works with the stone and grout on the fireplace. Winning! Pay no mind to the tile edge that is missing – it’s on my to do list.
To refresh your memory, here is what the bookcases looked like before:
Not bad by any means – I’m just starting to itch for a change.
And then there is the very beginning – before any paint was on the bookcases – and they were just … naked.
These bookcases have gone through a lot of changes –
But I’m really liking the way things are looking right now. Once I got the paint up on the backs of the bookshelves, they felt more sophisticated.
But my daughter was kind enough to tell me, “Yeah, they look nice, but now they don’t match the walls.” I think she may be right.
So, I re-accessorized and put things back together.
On the top shelf, I covered the books in scrapbook paper (again). This time in gray and orange – love that color combination. I think I still have some more editing to do to the shelves, but I’m happy to have things back in place again.
And I added the pretty pumpkin too. I’m going to be sad to see fall come to an end, I love this look so much.
All of this is leading me in a new painting direction (and the reason why my kids ask me why I keep putting paint on the walls). I’ve been putting swatches up on the kitchen walls for awhile, but now I’m starting to bleed over into the family room. Things could get crazy here people. The holidays are fast approaching, as is my cookie exchange. That’s when I do my best work. 😉
These are just a few that I’m contemplating. They’re great neutral grays, and again they work with the browns and beiges that we have in our home – both in flooring and in furnishings.
Do you have any of these colors in your home?