"" Dream To Life: Barney or Baronial?

Monday, July 25, 2011

Barney or Baronial?

Lately I've been trying to add more color to our home.  I've always been a "neutral gal".  It's easier for me to pull together neutral colors than to take the plunge and add in brighter tones.  But I'm ready to dive on in - and dive I did :>)

I finally painted an $8 flea market find in Glidden's "Royal Purple"....it's a serious purple, people.  Billy and I were deciding between Kelley green, bright orange, or royal purple, and we decided to go royal.  Obviously.

I can't tell yet if it's baronial or barney.... I'll post pictures tomorrow.  (Yes, I had to "thesaurus" royal.  Definition of "baronial" - of or relating to a baron; imposing, noble, stately.  boom.)

A couple more DIY projects I'd love to tackle someday (all on Pinterest):

Ummm, striped desk anyone? So fun!

Liking the tapestry used as a headboard and the gold lamps with purple shades.  Urban Outfitters has some really colorful options in the tapestry department.

The flea market was in town this past weekend - I try to go every time it's here.  And I usually stumble across some bar stools that have seen better days.  But it's nothing a little turquoise paint and some new cushions can't fix.

Make my own mercury glass?  Ok.   According to the pin I re-pinned, "Spritz glass with water then spray with Krylon "Looking Glass" Spray Paint."  Has anyone tried it?

Create a "mini-bar" in a nook of your house - especially because we live in a small space.  Scour antique stores for a vintage bar cart, add some shelving....done!

And last up, dress up a simple piece of furniture with nail head trim...design is up to you :>)

Happy Monday!



  1. Great pics ! Nice to discover your blog !


  2. The shade of purple is pretty! Good luck.

    Emily http://www.mywordsinterestslife.blogspot.com