I have been on a mission to turn this house into a home.
We live in a rental home with white, white walls. Being someone who loves color, this is very difficult for me, but with the help of my Style Idol, Sara, I have come up with some ways to add a lot of color to my home without ever painting the walls. In the next few days, I will be sharing just how I did that in case you are stuck in white walls too.
I told you of my thrifting trips with my Style Idol, Sara, while we were visiting Northern California a couple months ago. One day she went without me, but texted me a photo of the above red table (great lines, right?) for $15 and asked if I wanted it. Needless to say, it made the road trip home with us.
I liked the red color–not too bright, but not too orangey/brick red either. However, it had that “I just got spray painted!” too perfect feel for me. I decided to lighten it up a bit and sand the edges–which highlighted its great lines. I also added new hardware from Anthropologie. It gives it a whole new feel, I think.
I put this piece in my kitchen in a central location. It has a basket for the mail, an old phone (so my children will know what they are! I love it when Gavin calls me from the kitchen while I am sitting on the couch just to tell me about his toys) and our Warm Fuzzy Jar (which I will post about tomorrow). The top drawer is for the kids to put whatever they’d like in it (books and toys mostly) and the bottom doors open to a basket where we will keep our winter hats and gloves.
I am loving how it turned out–beautiful, colorful and functional.