Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I {Heart} Beige

Yep. Call it what you want - vanilla, boring beige, "playing it safe", (in Britain it's the Magnolia Compromise)- it's a lovely, warm, neutral room colour that can be dressed up or down with other colours or some texture.

 Grey or greige may be "the thing" in home decorating at the moment, but I find grey rather cold, and greige is just "not one thing or the other". Don't get me wrong, I think grey can look lovely - I love the look of my guest room (which I still have to post pictures of). But I'm drawn again and again to cream, beige, fawn and soft browns. When we moved into our house most of it was painted the standard builder's pale beige and I'm perfectly happy with it. But it is getting a little banged up so I need to find something to replace it, and to cover the pale yellow the previous owners saw fit to paint the front entry hall, kitchen and one reception. I do not {heart} yellow.

I am paint chip challenged. I love them. I collect them. I sometimes carry them around in my bag. What I have a really hard time doing is choosing between them. It doesn't help that there are so many paint companies, and each company has so many versions of every colour. Who'd have thought there were a thousand shades of white?

Also, I love the names they give the colours. I'm torn between Divine Pleasure, Pot of Cream and Cotton Fluff.

Clair de Lune? Lime Light? Gobi Tan? Awesome!

And who can resist "Lime Rickey" and "Charisma" pink?

I recently won a $50 gift voucher giveaway for True Value Hardware from Alicia at Thrifty and Chic and when it arrives I will be adding True Value paint chips to my Home Depot and Lowes collections.

Then I'll have to decide whether to use the money for boring wall paint or...The Purple Door?


Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Quick Word from our Sponsor

We just got back from our annual leave in England and I've realized that I've only posted twice since our annual leave last year! Sad.

I've got various things I'm planning posts on but I'm having issues with my computer - I'm planning a trip to the Apple store this weekend so hopefully next week I can wow you all with my pictures of Wales and some of the projects I'm working on.

In the meantime, I've joined Bloglovin - so much easier to keep up with my favourite blogs than going through my browser bookmarks!

If you use Bloglovin here's the link to my blog there.

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Hope to be back real soon.


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