I painted the rooms in my house white.
Ralph Lauren's Pocket Watch White (#WW01) to be exact. It's a clear, warm white that doesn't feel yellow and it looks great with all the wood molding. The Home Depot no longer carries Ralph Lauren paint but they have all the colors in their computer and can color match any RL color in Behr paint.
I've wanted to paint every surface in my house white for a while now and then I found this vase at TJMaxx for nine dollars. Its sense of laid back sophistication spoke to me and I was immediately inspired to bring this same feeling to my home.
We've been savoring ever bit of summer around here so I've only had a chance to declutter the house and paint and there's not much to look at. Plus it's nearly impossible to photograph a white wall - there's nothing for the camera to focus on. But the fact that I took a bunch of boring, poorly lit photos of my walls is not going to stop me from writing a post - because I am a blogger and I will "make it work." (Project Runway reference and I'm loving this new season - but I digress.) So here goes:
Kitchen table area painted white...
And while I was painting the walls I decided that we needed shelving by the kitchen table to help us stay organized and to keep clutter off the table so I painted an old black bookcase. I used Ralph Lauren Basalt (VM121) which is a white color with just the slightest hint of blue.
votive candles for dinner,
And this vintage glass hen dish that I thrifted several weeks ago. Because all these useful, practical, functional items were getting a bit too serious and this hen adds just the right amount of whimsy.
So there you have it - the "painted house in progress" tour. I'll post more as I add pieces, paint anything else that holds still long enough, and otherwise decorate. In the meantime, hope you find a way to add some whimsy to your days.