Tuesday, July 3, 2012

i went a little overboard

Remember the brown wicker chair in my living room from the last post?
And that I said I was trying to incorporate pops of aqua into the living room to liven it up a bit?

 Well, I livened it up, alright!
How about SO alive that it reaches out and grabs you?!
Umm, yeah...that blue spray paint was a little brighter than expected.
I'll just keep my eyes open for a lighter blue slipper chair and
then this wicker one can go on the front porch.

Found two neutral pillows at HomeGoods to soften the look of the blue
pillows on the couch. THIS I'm happy with.

I've also been playing around with the vignette for the buffet
and here's what I came up with. Not entirely satisfied with this
arrangement, but hey, playing is fun! I need to do something with 
that little white lamp shade - it's too boring. I'd better stay away
from the aqua spray paint though.

Another little vignette that I used on one of the ottomans in front of the couch...

I'm dog-sitting my mom's Pomeranian, LuLu for a few days while she's
on vacation. I'm not a dog person, but I have to say that LuLu is the 
best behaved, sweetest little dog I've ever encountered.

 I have this week off work - Fourth of July is a holiday, and then I took a couple 
of vacation days. Hubby is working this week, so I thought I'd take some
day trips by myself, but turns out it's much too hot to even want to do anything.
So I'm just hanging at home doing the usual housework, yard upkeep (mostly watering 
since it's so hot and dry), errands, taking care of 3 cats and a dog,
 and playing with decor.

How's your summer going?


  1. Hi Mel, I like the chair for summer- you could always just paint it again if you don't find a slipper chair that suits you.

    My summer is good so far- one short trip to TX and a new grandbaby arriving July 10.
    it is hot here too :( Summer is great but the heat is hard to take sometimes.

  2. I love the blue chair! I really like the new pillows too that calm down the other pillows. I wonder if you put a neutral throw over the chair if it would calm it down some? Maybe a soft brown or a beige? I think your room is lovely!!

  3. The chair adds a nice pop of color! I have colorphobia but I love this, and the pillows, too. What a cute pup! Enjoy your time off and don't work too hard. This heat is dreadful!!

    Happy 4th!!


  4. I think the chair fits in perfectly. And the black cube cupboard next to it makes it come out even more. It is so much fun to stay at home and play with your things. I have been doing that same thing. :-)

    Hugs from Holland ~

  5. Hi Melanie;
    Love, love, love your blue wicker chair! The color does pop, but I like it. Also, Lulu is adorable, I am definitely a dog person, she is a cutie. Try to stay cool. Love and hugs, Nana.

  6. I agree with the others, the blue chair looks great in the room.
    Okay--am I the only one who thinks LuLu and Melanie look like sisters?
    She is such an adorable little pup.


  7. Forgot to add...do you like the look of crystal beads on a lamp shade? Perhaps you could find a strand in blue and hot glue to the edge of the shade?



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