I’m going to start off by shouting to the world, “I love color”, then I’m going to sheepishly admit that “I’m afraid when using it.” I want to so badly, but hold myself back.
However, I found a perfect solution. Pop a little vibrancy in here and there, that way I don’t have to commit to total color abandon, but I still manage to feel like I got a little old hippie in me and I’m carefree (well kind of).
Case in point, a friend and I found this beautiful old harp style dresser/mirror while on our Saturday yard sale excursion. I was so excited when the woman in charge negotiated price with me. She was very generous in her ultimate reduction and I almost tripped over my own feet while making my way to the car, with treasure in hand. I actually wasn’t sure it would fit in the truck with all our other precious booty from the past. But then I was reminded by my friend that we live by the credo “make it fit” and so we did.
The dresser/mirror had been painted previously and I was not into stripping paint off. I was going to try the chalk-paint again. It worked great on the dresser but I hated it on the mirror. I really didn’t want to commit to one color throughout but still I did want COLOR. The dresser had been missing one drawer pull. I found some for a good price (cheap) at a local rehab store. With my husbands tweeking we made them fit. I also picked up color samples at a local hardware store. By buying just samples I felt safe. After all I still wasn’t committed to one specific color and I loved the green.
In conclusion, I am very happy with the end result. It may not be for everyone but for me the world is a little brighter, cuz I dipped my one toe into the pool of color I’ve avoided for so long.