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.



4 comments:

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.
YAY!
This is WONDERFUL!
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.