Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Color in the Dining Room

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I read a funny post from Kim at Savvy Southern Style the other day and it rang true with me.  She said that every time she walked past a piece of furniture it talked to her.  She finally decided to listen and repaint it.  I've had the same thing happen to me a lot lately.

Sometimes when I'm in a hurry my Dining Room serves as a pass-through to the Mud Room.  I scurry past the buffet and the bowl/urn/vase thingy on top whispers "I'm boring".

I usually just ignore it or reply that it is way at the bottom of my list of things to tweek.  I'm talking about an actual, tangible list that comes with me wherever I go.  It usually looks something like this:

candle - family room mantle
fern - vase in hallway
pillow - living room sofa
lampshade - master bedroom

The list grows as payday draws closer.   Yesterday that list took me to Michaels.  Does anybody else spend hours aimlessly roaming the same aisles of this fabulous place?  I found myself in the aisle with the fake fruit and pheasant feathers.  Who's the guy that decided to put those in the same aisle???  Anyhowie, I looked down and saw a bag of pheasant balls!  And then a fight broke out between the mini-me on my left shoulder and the mini-me on my right shoulder.  Left "You don't need it".  Right "Yes I do!  Remember that bowl/urn/vase thingy?" Left "It's too expensive - $24.99!".  Right "True, but I have a coupon silly!".

Right mini-me won and the bright and cheery pheasant balls came home with me.

Before, too much of the same color.

After, a splash of color.

Now when I walk by there is silence and a sense of satisfaction on a job well done.

Hope your week is off to a fabulicious start.  Anyone see The Real Housewives of New Jersey last night?  I fell asleep!



Kimberly said...

Looks nice! how is the baby? I didn't see the Housewives yet but heard it was intense!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

They look perfect there!

Tiffany @ Life as a Southern girl said...

I love the change! The hint of color really makes a nice statement.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Kim, love those balls! Color really does make a diference...Kristen

Marianne said...

Hi Kim, I just got back from Michaels...it's that store just the best! It's amazing what a little change can do, they look really nice.
Marianne :)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kim...

Well my friend, I loved this post! Ohh my gosh...this always happens to me...things "speaking" to me...around my place! Hehe! Girlfriend, you know that I just adore your gorgeous dining room! Oooh...love, love, LOVE your beautiful buffet and that big...luscious round mirror!!! I think your new pheasant feather balls are simply gorgeous and they really do bring a beautiful splash of color and interest to the vignette! Kim, you did GOOD, my friend1 Thanks for sharing your new pretties with us today!

Well my dear, how are you doing? I hope that my note is finding you and your sweet family all doing well!

Warmest wishes...

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I have several places in my house calling out for help right now. :D I can spend more time in HL than Michaels, but trying to stay out of both places these days.

Michele Smith said...

Haha, I have things talking to me in my home too!
I can spend hours in Michaels as well, I used to visit every Thursday but then I found out we have a TJmaxx and Tuesday morning here LOL
Great balls, they add the perfect hint of color!

Becca said...

Perfect splash of gorgeous color ... love them !! And, YES, I saw RHONJ ... talk about crazy der-ama ... whoa !! Hope you catch a repeat soon. :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your buffet is gorgeous and I absolutely love the runner. Your urn is beautiful filled with the balls. Beautiful vignette. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Hi Kim! Oh, this is beautiful. I love those feathered balls and I must try to find some! does your little sweetie baby boy go with you when you go shopping?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Darlene said...

I love the new colorful balls. So pretty, so lovely! I could easily spend hours in Michael's or JoAnn Fabrics. When I'm getting ready to repaint a room, it always talks to me and tells me what color it wants to be.

Country Dreaming said...

Great change. Like the pop of color!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Kim! Small change, big difference! Stunning!!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Traci said...

I love the new look! Of course I thought it looked great before too.