Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I got a little crazy

First, I got inspired... here and here.

Then, I got a little crazy... here!

I painted the wall pink on a whim a couple of weeks ago. Then, earlier this week, I traced one of my kid's math shapes onto the wall over & over again in a random pattern. It may have been an excessive reaction to yet another snowfall (during the last week of March), but it worked out.

Then I slowly and carefully painted the traced shapes in with a very bold orange/red/coral. Both the pink & orangish paints were leftover from other projects and both of them are semi-gloss. Which is kind of weird for a wall. But, I was in a zone and just rolled with it.

And I really, really like it!

It's just a small wall... but, it's really the perfect size for a bold pop of something super unexpected and fun. You know, like cheerful orange triangles :)

It's very happy. And very high energy. It gives the whole main level of the house a little "lift". Like a skip in its step.

What do you think?

p.s. Print is by katygirldesigns and can be found here.

The warm, pale pink paint is Behr's P180-1 "Deco Shell"

The bold orange coral is Behr's P170-6 "Race Car Stripe" - but, in the semi-gloss it looked more like P170-7 100 MPH, so I asked them to mix a little white into the Race Car Stripe to get it to read more like the card (which is flat) in a semi-gloss finish. Does that make sense? Good.


Melissa said...

SO FUN. Our main level needs more fun. It's getting too serious and staid (underneath the everyone-at-home spring break grime). I also love that your wall is low-commitment, easy to change.

I wish someone in my house could get away with wearing teddy bear tights. :)

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh. I love your blog, but never comment, but I HAD TO. This is so fantastic! At first I thought it was in "baby's" room, but then I realized it is in a common area and I love it a thousand times more! Fantastic.

Rita@thissortaoldlife said...

I'm not sure which I like more: The wall or the sweet bear bum. Both are too cute. :-)

Angel said...

You are kidding me.
So fun and happy...and it has that nordic asthetic you're drawn to.
Very cool.

And oh my goodness, the bear bum and piggy tails - I want to squeeeeeeal with cuteness overload.