You remember my new to me Craigslist coffee table I bought a few weeks ago?
It was just what I was looking for…big, heavy, sturdy, and the fact that it opens up to hold blankets is a huge bonus.
While the color was nice, it was an almost exact match to my flooring, which made it weird.
Besides, I’m trying to add color if you can’t tell by my throw pillows and such.
Off to trusty Pinterest for inspiration I went…
I particularly liked the idea that I could leave the top of the table unpainted and I liked the distressed look of the turquoise.
Off I went to Home Depot for some bright blue paint.
But, as I perused the rainbow lovely that is the paint chip aisle, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the yellows.
I’ve never painted anything yellow…and I was afraid that with the blue of the table by my front door, the blue wall I just painted in my playroom (tomorrow’s post!) and that there is a lot of aqua detailing in my kitchen, it might start to be a little too matchy-matchy.
Besides, have you seen Lindsey’s yellow dresser? Love it.
I came home with a pint of Golden Chalice by Behr.
Andy looked at me like I had three eyeballs.
“What’s wrong with yellow?!”
“Nothing I guess. I just think it might look random…that coffee table isn’t little. It’s gonna be a lot of yellow in that room.”
But I was the one painting…and stuck repainting if it looked awful…so I took a deep breath and just went for it…
It is a lot of yellow in the room…and it makes me happy.
It really helps tie in all the random pops of color I had sprinkled throughout the room.
I distressed it a little…after all, three kids and two dogs, I might as well just embrace the imperfection and beat them to it.
And truth be told, when it was perfectly yellow it looked more like it belonged in a preschool…sanding away in some spots helped make it feel less toddler and more eclectic home-y. (I just made that up. Jealous?)
Adding a basket I had upstairs, some random jars, and flowers from the front yard gave it that finishing touch and helped break up some of the yellow.
So what do you think?
Is the yellow too much for your taste? Do you have anything yellow in your house? Whatcha painting next?