Now there are only 4 blogging-days left until the end of February - and my Month in Numbers post will take up one of those - I'm finding myself having to drop some of the posts I was going to include in A Month of Sunrays. But they'll come in useful at some point I'm sure.
However, as a follow up to last Saturday's post about wearing yellow in small doses, I thought I'd squeeze in a quick look at a similar idea, but in the home.
This is our spare bedroom, where the walls, carpet and bedding is neutral, but where I've added splashes of yellow here and there to lift things.
[I say *I've* added the colour in *our* spare room because - as James is colour-blind - I have sole responsibility for the colours used anywhere in our house. Which is OK with me!]
The yellow and grey geometric design, in the frame, is a section of 1950s sticky back plastic which I peeled from an original kitchen unit my sister found in the shed of the house she moved into. The kitchen unit was disintegrating but, as the 1950s is my favourite style decade, I rescued the fabulous plastic before it was lost forever:
Below it hangs a coat rack which is also a rescued item, only this time it was something we found in our own house when we moved in.
In fact, it's the most interesting thing to found in an under-stairs cupboard since Harry Potter:
It had white gloss paint splashed over it and a few knobs missing but I sanded away the paint and made replacement ends from big wooden beads which I painted to match the room.
Finally there's a collection of patterned cushions on the bed:
- keep everything you can't easily move [carpets, walls, curtains] neutral meanwhile introducing colour with the things you can lift and carry [cushions, wall decoration, ornaments].
- If you remember my Purple Phase series, you might remember I did this same thing in my bedroom but with purple ... not yellow.
I used random.org to pick a number and the winner of the yellow ribbon and embellishment kit is ... Julie of http://julie-rainbowdays.blogspot.com/
Congratulations Julie! Email me the address you'd like your prize sending to and I'll pass it on to The Ribbon Girl so they can send you your parcel of crafty sunshine!
I'll be back ASAP with the last of the remaining sunrays. See you then.