First of all, I want to thank Yanet, who blogs at 3 Sun Kissed Boys for allowing me to push her guest post back a day so that I could join in the bloggers day of silence as a way to pay my respect and show solidarity for Japan. Yanet is one of the funniest gals out there, a wonderful mother, and a gal who is not ashamed to dumpster dive, literally! That is my kind of gal! Yanet is the kind of girl who you know that no matter what you were doing with her, you are guaranteed to have fun. She has an awesome project to share with us today!
Hi everybody, I’m Yanet! I live in South Florida with my 3 little boys and a wonderful (and patient) man who puts up with my decorating ADD (among other things). You can normally find me over at 3 Sun Kissed Boys turning trash to treasures, decorating, or documenting everyday life raising my boys.
When Cassie asked me to participate in her Colorful World series, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. Not only because I like Cassie and I enjoy her blog so much but because I knew it would “pressure” me into completing a project. You see, like many of us, I have a garage-full of projects. I need all the help I can get to motivate me to get things done to clear some room so I can eventually fit a car in it.
The color I chose was a perfect color to bring in spring, GRAY! Gray, you say? Yes, gray, I say.
I just about drove the paint expert at Home depot nuts trying to decide on a color. Ultimately, I decided to paint a little suitcase in Burnished Metal with accents in Antique Tin.
After painting the suitcase and adding some details, it was ready for show.
Since it’s a make-shift nightstand in our master bedroom, I added personal and romantic little touches.
I like to change things up often so I added a sweet little heart to show when I use the suitcase laying down.
I used aluminum as another way to play up the gray. A repurposed fryer that I dug out of a dumpster holds my favorite magazines. While an aluminum cup insulator displays pretty flowers.
So what do you think? Does gray work for spring? Sure, after all, gray is the new white. Ok, I made that up. 🙂
Cassie, thank you so much for asking me to join you. It has been so much fun!