Sunday, October 6, 2013

My Apartment Fell in a Bucket of Fresh Cut Grass

It all started with dirty walls and an inspiration photo. 

I was planning on painting and had been toying with the idea of some accent walls, particularly a green one in my living room/dining room area.  Then along came my friendly neighbor, lover of adventures in color, who found this inspiration photo in an HGTV magazine.


She was lobbying for not just an accent wall but green cupboards too.  My cupboards were about three different colors of wood and not in the best of condition. In the magazine, I loved it!  Painting over my actual wood - agonizing decision.  I'd like to tell you that I had just dipped my paintbrush in the bucket of "fresh cut grass" when my neighbour reached out her foot and tripped me, forcing my hand but she's far to nice for a trick like that!   Somehow, with my full consent, my apartment fell into a bucket of "fresh cut grass" and I'm still deciding how I feel about it.


My very own version of "The Big Green Monster."
 
 
Just enough paint to do the bottom and then decide about the top.
 
 
Pretty Close Match
 
 
I found this cool material shortly after returning to Niger and decided it would be fun in my office/guest bedroom.  So I decided to go for some bold color in here too.  I may still be deciding about my big green monster but I can tell you this, I'm sold on this room!
 
So what do you think, should I go all out and do the top cupboards too?  And how about taming the green monster - any decorative thoughts?  Feel free to drop by and see it in person. :)


8 comments:

  1. love it! So adventurous...and definitely go for the top!!!

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    1. I'm not sure what's come over me. I've quite enjoyed my institutional life (white walls) up until now.

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    1. It's green...of course you approve! :)

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  3. Cute! I like it. Our walls are just white, and I add color from curtains, etc. But I love the idea of an accent wall... maybe...

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    1. Haha, Anna, I love the non-committal answer! I told someone that I was ready to go back to institutional living. :)

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  4. I know its an old post... but I've been reading your blog this evening!

    I love color! I'm curious if you decided to paint the top cupboards? I think I would opt to leave them as they are, so as not to overdo the color (more accented than anything), but curious what you did! :D

    -Anne Jisca Meyer

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    1. I've been meaning to post pictures of the finished room but haven't gotten to it yet. I ended up painting the top too and it made me like my big green wall even more because somehow it just felt more balanced that way. In between both walls there are some wood things which do break up the color. Otherwise, I think you're right it would be overwhelming. :)

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