A Little Goes A Long Way

I love how just a tiny drop of color can instantly change a room from liking it to loving it.

Just less than 2 weeks ago we arrived in northern Maine and into our home that we bought sight unseen (well unseen in person) from southern NM.

Upon first arriving I wasn’t really on board with the wall color or the black square outlines of this dining room.

It’s not a bad color and the squares add a taste of whimsy, but they just weren’t on my personal style radar.

However. I don’t have the time or money to be transforming it in the near future. Way bigger things to focus on with my wallet. Like closing on our old home and you know, stocking a pantry.

I don’t know about ya. But my motto is, “If you don’t love it but can’t change it then just own it and change you.”

Just like we did with our new living room.

And this has definitely changed me. I’m in no hurry to paint now. (I might not ever paint it actually.)

Just a few tweaks here and there and suddenly I can appreciate the preexisting wall treatments.

First we brought in the mirror that was in our old house’s entryway. This was to form a connection with the black squares. Next we hung a painting we’d bought for our old bedroom. This helped to tie in all of the colors, but as I sat on that adorable window bench I couldn’t help but look around and contemplate.

It was missing something.

So to Pinterest I went.

I scoured and searched for ideas and inspiration and suddenly there it was. A color I hadn’t even considered. And then as if a sign from above – in comes the kid in the pink tank top and later another in her bunny pajamas.

And that’s how we got our accent color.

Helloooooo fuschia. Pink. Whatever she is, she’s beautiful.

There’s still more I’d like to do, but at least now I have a starting point. And it only cost me $10 at Walmart.


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