Thursday, July 15, 2010

Loving Yellow

I'm really loving the color yellow right now. Not just the mustard yellow that's been popular for so long, but a clean, fresh, sunny yellow. And a little bit of yellow mixes so easily with most other colors. Check out the covers of your favorite decorating magazines this summer - lots of yellow. I love the cover of the July/August issue of Country Living! Be sure to check out the beautiful featured kitchens with yellow cabinets.

I'm not quite ready for yellow kitchen cabinets, but his little book stand was the perfect candidate for a little dose of yellow. And spray paint made this a quick and easy transformation. Like most projects, it started out basic brown.

I sanded.

I primed.

And then it was time for paint.

After two coats of Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch spray in glossy warm yellow, I mixed a little white paint into clear glaze. I brushed it on with a sponge brush and rubbed with a cloth. The result was a smooth finish with a nice soft look.

I think my books will be much happier resting here now!

And while I had the spray paint out, I decided to brighten up this sweet little plant stand. It was a boring shade of tan.

I love the little scalloped edges.

Much cuter, don't you think?

And because I just couldn't stop, a pair of wooden candlesticks went from brown to yellow in a matter of minutes.

Yes, much better!

So, what are you waiting for? Grab a can of sunshine and start painting. I guarantee it will make your day!

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Jeralee said...

Love the yellow! Such a pretty color and I like how it just really makes that table come to life!
My music studio and dining room are painted in a shade of yellow - Butterfly Wing is the name of the paint color. So cheery when it is dark and grey during the winter here in the Pacific NW. said...

Great projects. What a difference a little paint (and a little time) can make!

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

So cute. I'm also in love with that rich buttermilk yellow colour. It's given a new life to all those pieces. Lovely.

Mom2fur said...

No color brings cheer to a room as much as yellow does! It's like bringing the sun indoors. Even though it's not my favorite color, I try to have a bit of it wherever possible. You're right--it goes well with most every other color.
You did a great job on your projects. All that sanding and priming was work, but worth it!

Cassie Bustamante said...

i also love that yellow! so happy!

Life in Rehab said...

You have the same addiction to yellow that I have to aqua. Very nice transformations.

~ Regan said...

So cute!! I would love to find a table like that, but no luck! I was thinking I might be abel to make one.... I so love that color! I also really liked that issue of CL. Great job on everything!

Amy Chalmers said...

I love yellow too. I just made yellow gingham curtains and they are so cheerful! I love how the table and the stand came out.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love it! I've been in the mood to paint something yellow and that is a great shade of it. Is that what it was called? Warm yellow? I wish I could find a plant stand like that. So cute with the scalloped edges.

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

I, too, am loving yellow lately! Thanks for sharing - they're all super-sweet, but I especially love the plant stand!

Doreen said...

Hi there - and greetings from the other side of the country, California. Just discovered your wonderful blog and impressive upcycled vintage furniture decor. I strolled (or is it scrolled?) through your posts, and wanted to let you know that I also have a new found love for the color yellow! In fact, here is a recent post on this sunny hue. Look forward to following you!