Last March we had our nephew spend the night to celebrate our son’s birthday. Upon waking, our children offered their cousin, milk, orange juice and possibly more drink options. I was one proud mom to know they were taking such good care of our guest!!! Until I heard them yell, “mom! He’s throwing up!” I ran to the scene only to realize he was on our leather couch and the vomit was running down into the crevices. Once we took care of our sweet nephew, who had been drinking all the beverages given to him… (Note.. Orange juice And milk, not a good combo!!! ) I began working on the mess left in the couch corner. What a mess!!! I cleaned and cleaned for weeks
and the smell would not go away! (I have a sensitive smeller… My hubby swore he couldn’t smell it) bottom line… We needed a new couch! One Saturday our neighbors were having a moving sale. Low and behold they were selling a couch they had bought for their basement but never really used. ( no pet no kid household…SOLD!) I told my hubby to grab it up! He came home with our “new to us” couch. Yay!!!! Now began the fun part…. I got to tear apart our old leather beast that I detested!!! ( I had photos of this…but are lost somewhere between phones! Ha) Yes, my friends, the smell was most definitely evident once you reached the springs! There it sat all dried and smelly!!! Hubby could deny no longer!! Bahahah!! Soooo gross!!!
This leads me into my story of green.
The new couch is a light green color. Never a color I would have chosen..but, I didn’t have much of choice with the budget we are on. This color has set a new tone in my life!!
Since I paint furniture, I always have a bunch of mistint paint on hand. I grab those up from paint stores when I can. I had a gallon of ‘Carolina slate’ from Sherwin Williams. It looks like a blue grey color from the can, but once on the wall it looks like this….
I understood why it would be returned… It looked nothing like it did in the can, but I LOVED it!!! Obviously, I painted my wall, as you can see. I needed to get rid of the brown/plum color that was there before. Out with the dark!! This wall connects kitchen dine -in and living room.
I would consider this color in the green/blue family. This really started to tie everything together. What a great surprise! It was like Christmas morning!! I couldn’t have done this color choosing on my own!
Next came accessories. I needed new curtains and pillows and a throw.
I found these at my favorite store, TJ Maxx!!! Everything was at super good deals too!! BONUS!!
I have a lot of old furniture in my decor. Stands, dressers, ice cream buckets, side boards, hutches and the list goes on!!! I love old stuff!! So much character!!!. I would cry a river if I had to use new or modern furniture in my decor. It just isn’t who I am.
This long story is to set you up for my next project…. It will compliment the “new to us” couch!!
Today I will be working on an old hutch that I bought a couple years after we were married. It’s been a part of our decor for more than a decade. I no longer use the top plate rack. It is down in my store room waiting on me to like it again 😉.
Check out all the detail….
I am ready to give this a major makeover using Miss Mustard Seed’s Luckets Green Milk Paint. It will tie in beautifully with the “new to us couch”! I am off to get started!!!! I will be sure to take lots of photos and walk you through what I did!! Here I go!!!!!
Have a great day!!!