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Monday, January 24, 2011

In Living Color!

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 My paint crew, who are doing the surly paint splattered psycho mugs purely for your benefit, 
are nearly done.
All of my colors that I've been plotting for the past 17 months are 
coming together in a very vibrant, tropical way.
We just have a little detail and trim work left now.
...and of course, some straightening.
 Sunday was all about unearthing the house.
 Lemme tell you, it took a while.
 I started with the ice box because I'd had a vision for a free arrangement using vases I already had and some palm fronds from the backyard.
 I used an odd number of vessels with similar mouths but varying shapes and heights.
 The fronds were trimmed of the lower leaves and just popped into the vases.



 Simple, but a lot of impact.



 Tha chalkboard wall is nearly done, and once it is, 
I have a little freehand artwork planned for it. 
The Minions LOVE it and were sketching on it all day.
 I went simple by the big aqua mirror too.
Hey, guys, you missed the baseboards!
 At the end of the day, once the place was uncluttered and serene, 
we were all ready for a good flop on the couch and a nap.
Go ahead, YOU tell her that's the dog's bed.

So how do you like it so far? Are you diggin' the unconventional color,
or do you think I escaped from Ringling Brothers?


Sherri B. said...

That arrangement looks soooo good! The different colored vases somehow, really work.

Sarah @ The Ugly Duckling House said...

I like the dog bed! I've been looking to get a more stylish one than the one we currently have. Where did you find yours?

Life in Rehab said...

Thanks, Sherri!

Hi Sarah,I got it at Home Goods last Saturday. It's a heavy cotton duck with a zippered cover and VERY cushy- as Wells is demonstrating. It also only ran us $20, which made me ecstatic.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

The blue and the green look so good together! The white trim really adds to the effect. Palm fronds in the vases ~ beautiful! I think you should be very, very happy.(-:

Betty said...

Wow, I love the punch of color, and those palm fronds look great. Wish I had your vision.

Cindy said...

I found your site via Kim K. Love the vases with the palm fronds...What an impact it does make! I wish we had some green around here. This East Tennessee weather is really getting on my nerves...Spring come soon!

I have some minions in my house who are four and eleven. That word has become popular at my house since the release of "Despicable Me".

Thanks for sharing your world with us!
Cindy Whaley

Heather said...

Boy, the palm arrangement looks fantastic!

Vonda said...

I'm loving the paint color choices!

The Cannary's, est. 1984 said...

I LOVE that mirror - it is beyond cool! Yeah, we have a cat who thinks that this is basically her house, on loan to us...

Kim K. said...

I just LOVE those palm fronds in the vases. Everything is coming together so nicely. I'm loving your new colorful blog background too.

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

I see your happy blue kitchen peeking at us from some of those pictures too! The palm looks really great on that wall!

Ginger said...

The palms are perfect and I love that mirror!!! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Chelsea said...

Oh wow! First off - I love that vibrant, bright, lively green! Secondly - I really, really LOVE that vase and palm frond arrangement! Gorgeous. Third - nice dog bed. ;)


Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE what you did with the palm fronds and vases!!!!! That corner looks AMAZING.

Anniegi said...

Looks beautiful, I especially LOVE the vases with the palms. So nice to see color. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

I can't wait to see it all finished! The palm fronds are a great touch and I love free!

Mel said...

It's coming together nicely. The colours totally fit the age and vibe of your home, as well as the location (can you imagine if I used those colours in my house up here in the arctic feeling north? ha ha).

The vessel bottles are amazing! You already had those? said...

I'm loving the color combo! Your vase arrangement on the ice box is gorgeous and stunning in it's impact! So simple yet unique! My kids miss having chalkboard closets (from out last house)...I still hear about it from the little one. Her new doors wouldn't work so she's plotting a chalkboard area when we redo her room this summer.

lisbonlioness said...

diggin' it big time, baby. For some reason, it made me think of beach bars and artsy hotels. I wish I had a palm tree to harvest from, England really sucks sometimes.

Nikki ~ Let's Blog!! said...

OMG OMG OMG I am totally in love!! #1 I love bottles in all shapes sizes and ages so you had me at those #2 I frickin want palms in my backyard dagnabit!! LMAO!! This is super sweet Sunny!! You rock, as usual. (sigh of jealousy)

~ Nikki

Krystle said...

Love the bottles; they'd look great on a bottle tree too!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, you have some fabulous pieces. Love your icebox and the bottled with the palm leaves are stunning. That mirror is breathtaking and you've created such a loely vignette. Love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Krafty Kat said...

I think those palm fronds are gorgeous in those bottles. I love your paint colors and the mirror is stunning. After all of that work, I would've needed a nap too! Thanks for linking up!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Loved all your pretty vases, and they looked neat with the palm fronds, also like your bold colors,
I could see that awesome blue in the background too. Very lively and pretty!
Have fun with that painting.
blessings, Nellie

Katie said...

Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy! I am loving your new paint color choices!

Brenda said...

I love color so it looks great to me. I have to tame it down a little here because hubs runs scared when I bring in a new can of paint.

Jingle said...

awards 4 u, Happy Friday!

Happy Weekend.

AllieMakes! said...

Oh my! Where did you get those fabulous vases?!
Very cool! Can't wait to see when it is all finished!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

AmieAnn said...

Love the bottles! Glass is one of my favorite items.. especially older looking bottles.. the colors and shapes are great! THanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

Vanessa said...

Wow! I love the impact those vases and palm branches makes! It reminds me of a tropical vacation...which I could really go for right about now! :-) And that mirror is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ I just adore that gorgeous mirror! It is so pretty and your bottles with the palms are delightful and fun~ thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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Bella said...

Sunny, where to begin, you know I heart you to pieces already, but this just may be one of my favorite things you've done yet. I ADORE that lime green, and that little arrangement, omg, it's BEAUTIFUL!!!!

I also LOVE the aqua blue mirror, up against the green, so fun.

Girl if you escaped from the circus, then, I'm right there with ya, we can be crazies together, I don't care, what ANYBODY else says, this is AWESOME!!!!

Oh, and you never got back to me with your SUPER DUPER spreadsheet, to make my blogging life easier, he he. Just sayin, hope you didn't forget,lol. I would seriously love to get my hands on ANYTHING to make blogging a bit easier, and less time consuming, so my kids can get their mommy back, he he. (jk, not really)

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Splendid Little Stars said...

It's looking very tropical and vibrant and fun! I can see Wells approves! What wonderful painters you have!

Julie @ Frugal and Fabulous Design said...

Looks fabulous!

I featured your post on my Fab Friday favorites this week


Jenny said...

Wow. That arrangement of bottles against the lime green looks wonderful. So tropical and happy.

I like the vibrant colors. My husband is a lot more conventional then I am so we compromise on colors but that would be a great color for my office for it's next reincarnation!

Thanks for a perfect stop on our journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter 'P'.

And thanks for the smile.


Holly said...

Loving this...the colors are great, and those bottles. WOW!