Monday, May 16, 2016

Look In Your Closet for Decor Inspiration: Navy & White

I recently read an article which had a pretty basic, yet amazingly brilliant premise.... LOOK INTO YOUR CLOSET TO INSPIRE YOUR DECOR.  I wish I could remember where I found this because it was a really intriguing piece.

It was basically saying since fashion and style is such a personal thing unique to each individual, it is a pretty accurate representation of our likes and dislikes.  After reading this article, I most definitely DID NOT have to run upstairs, throw open my closet doors and find my inner design guru.  My go to color - has been and always will be - NAVY BLUE.  Its seriously like an obsession.  My car is navy blue, my living room and dining room are navy blue,  I just love it!

So, when deciding to give my foyer a Spring spruce up, its no surprise that I chose to add a pop of navy and white!  And so far, I LOVE it!

This was my foyer and don't get me wrong - I LOVED the yellow but I found it to be a tad boring after a while.

So I decided to jump on the industrial chic bandwagon and strip the black buffet and make in industrial and paint the traditional wall with chalkboard paint.  And it was SO fun .... for about a month.  It just wasn't me.  It was fun to draw and be creative but I wasn't feeling all WELCOME HOME when I walked in the door everyday.  So I'm changing it AGAIN.  LOL

I washed the chalkboard wall, allowed it to dry and simply primed over it with a white primer.  Then I taped off the lines with painters tape and went to work!

 TA DA!  I absolutely love it and the best thing is that is was FREE!  I had all the supplies and paint already and so once inspiration hit me, about three hours later, I had the finished product!  And I really, really like it.

My $39.99 buffet from a thrift shop is also getting a makeover.  First it was this.  Bleah.  Then my sister surprised me and painted it black which was really pretty.  And then I stripped it and made it pseudo industrial and now its going grey (sadly, just like me - ugh)!  I'm really excited about the total change in the foyer just using paint.  I'll post more updates as they happen!  The warmer weather has me now doing outdoor projects and clean up.  SO much to do!   As always, thanks for stopping by!

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