A few days ago I showed y’all my new command center and asked for guesses as to what color I painted the small console table that sits below it.
Well, 98% of you (let’s not check that math, mmmkay?) thought I chose green. Two of you said orange, and one lonely intuitive soul guessed correctly (Yay Molly!).
What color is it now? Yellow!
Wait, yellow? I know, yellow seems really random. It actually started with my plate wall…
See that dark yellow plate at the top? I really liked it and thought the color looked great with the navy-ish cabinets. Then I started collecting other yellow accents for the kitchen, and one thing lead to another…now the kitchen is (or will be) mainly blue and white with pops of yellow and green. This whole white wall thing has given me license to use color as much and as crazy as I want. It’s kinda fun.
I’m not one to leave you with a painted table and no story, so here it is…complete with adorable kid pictures, of course.
First, I mixed my own paint in attempt to save some money and clear out my paint closet.
Then I let Elijah mix it up… and when he was done I actually mixed it.
Then we gave it a quick sanding and started painting.
(Jimminy Christmas that kid is cute in my painting shirt.)
After it was dry I put it in it’s spot and stepped back to admire it….but something was off. It looked so…bright? Nice? Chipper?
So I grabbed some stain and set out to give it the ‘ol dirty cowboy. Then I stepped back to admire my work, but something was off. It looked too…well, dirty. I definitely over cowboyed.
Sooo, I grabbed my paintbrush and gave it a thin coat of yellow to decowboy it a bit…kinda like whitewashing. Yellowwashing, if you will. Then I stepped back to admire my work….and it was juuuusst right. Phew.
To hold all my pens, pencils, and kid markers I grabbed some canning jars I had on hand and added some rope and twine (both were used in the command center, so they match).
Here is a close up of the distressing. Adam said that while hes not 100% on the color (I don’t blame him, he can’t see what I have planned in my head) he thinks I did a great job on the finish. That’s a great complement, cause men don’t usually notice or care about stuff like that. He’s coming along nicely, I’d say.
And a few more pictures, cause I know y’all want to see every possible angle. Are you having a hard time deciding if you love it or hate it?
I have to admit, I’m not 100% confident that this was the correct color choice. This tiny little wall space is really colorful and out of my comfort zone….and because of that, I love it. I feel liberated.
Since y’all were so good at guessing that my kitchen shelves were my completed and not (yet) blogged about project I have another one for you. This one is way harder, way. I’ll be surprised if anyone gets it. But here it is…I will give 1000 (!) dedicated reader points to whomever can tell me which project that handle on the table came from. And then I will block you for being a creeper. Just kidding (or am I?).