Friends, thank you all for the nice notes this weekend in response to my new job! Seriously, I'm still just so excited. :)
But, on to important things. Last week I promised you ORANGE spray paint. And today, I'm here to deliver. When I started looking for inspiration for our newly updated office/craft room, I was a little stuck. I knew I wanted it to be bright and fun. In fact, way more bright than my usual muted color schemes. It is the craft room after all. But, of course, still classic, beautiful, inspirational and within our house color palette. The idea for the room came together when I found this fabric:
LOVE. It's bright and fun. It'll be used in small doses so it's not too overwhelming, and it's serving as the starting point for everything else in the room. You can see the original mood board for the room, featuring the fabric, here.
The other goal for this room? To keep costs down! We have so much furniture/accessories lying around here that my goal is to use and update what we have to make this room beautiful. Because we're using the fabric in pretty small doses, I've been looking for other ways to inject fun pops of color into the space. Enter: our desk light. Seen here:
It's sooooooo brrrroooooowwwwwn. But, it's such a cool lamp. It has an industrial feel that I love.
Here's a better picture of the brown .... and the dust. Ew. No worries, I cleaned it before painting. So, the plan? To update that little lamp with some orange spray paint love. Chris' reaction? *Um, I thought you like brown?* Sigh. :) After a TON of tape - taping off all the non-brown sections -and a couple coats of spray paint, this little lamp has a whole new lease on life:
LOVE! It's so cheery. I was a little worried it would be TOO bright. But the lamp is small enough that the orange doesn't feel overwhelming. It just feels happy. :)
Detail of the lamp's hardware. And, of the fun details I had to tape off!
Seeing this *new* in the space has really given me a push to pull the rest of the room together. I'll be back Wednesday with a couple other DIY projects I've been working on for the space!
Hope you're all having a GREAT monday!