I had originally painted the accent wall another shade of grey. As if fifty shades wasn't enough already! Adam was starting to give me a hard time about my passion for grey, and I had to admit, it was too much. I had played it too safe. So, out came the ladder, rollers and paint, and our accent wall was transformed by Benjamin Moore's Galapagos Turquoise 2057-20.
White accessories are a timeless thing, and thankfully, I happened to have some timeless accessories in my possession. When I look through magazines and they are showing off an up-cycling project, the majority of the time it calls for a quick spray paint with white for that "instant update", which we all know is never actually instant. Cleaning, sanding, priming, etc... Hardly instant, but hey, I'm just not one to sugar coat how it really is!
Anyways, the nice thing about white accessories is that when you paint your wall turquoise or black or navy or yellow, your accessories might just match with your new wall. Winning!
I got this letter H for my mother-in-law, but I just had to borrow it for a quick snap! Paired with the white planter and another quirky wooden accessory, it was a shot that just had to happen. Natural accessories are another thing that will never go out of style. How can they? It's what everything should be made of!
(By the way, have you hugged a tree today?)
Regardless of where you find your inspiration, don't be afraid to try something out of your comfort zone. It just might be the best thing you could do for your house. And if not, you could always change it back. Of course, a relatively small accent wall is a great way to try something a little crazy. Maybe painting your entire house emerald green would be a little much, and a little harder to fix. Try a throw pillow if you aren't ready to dedicate yourself!
Ants on a Blog
By Jena Keenan