Happy first day of summer! Hope you all have some fun plans for today and throughout the summer months! It’s just get started here in Oregon. Well, it’s technically summer but it really never feels like summer here in the Pacific Northwest until at least after the 4th of July.
I finished a few projects for the living room update and I thought I’d give you a quick sneak peek of them. I have a few left, the big ones of course and should be able to finish up hopefully some time soon!
One of my main goals is to bring some pops of color into the room. D and I tend to go after the neutral colors and after assessing our whole house I realized we need a little more color in our life. It doesn’t mean I’m steering clear from my neutrals though. I mean, old habits die hard after all.
I thought the perfect way to add a bit more color is through lamps, picture frames, and throw pillows.
First up, our new yellow lamp! I found the base at Target and spray painted it yellow by Martha Stewart and threw on a new white lamp shade. I think it’s my new favorite piece in the living room. And by the way, this was a huge step out of my comfort zone.
Next up, I found a curtain I really liked at Target and make a quick and easy pillow out of it.
Last but definitely not least, I purchased an old lamp at the Restore in town for $5. Unfortunately, I can’t find the before picture but to give you an idea, it was a 1970′s style lamp with a gold based and oil-based brown stained wood. It was mighty unattractive.
I love the look of twine and since I’m on a project kick using the stuff I decided to try it out on this lamp. I love the way it turned out. I’m not sure about the lamp shade, which was just one I had lying around the house, but I can always change that out in time.
For the lamp base, I just stray painted it white and then wrapped twine around the whole middle using foam glue to secure it. I think the twine adds such a fun texture to an otherwise boring lamp.
And a few more fun additions.
Stay tuned for more fun things coming soon! To give you a little idea of what’s to come, I’ve been working on a new dresser for the living room, a made-from-scratch tufted ottoman, and see what we are doing to this wall with old barn wood!
I’m linking up at a few of the following: