I am a plain wall person; the most colour you will see on my walls is neutral cream. My reason has always been that I like to switch my accessories and paintings around as the seasons change. I collect fabric, vintage linens, and have enough bedding to do a house ten times the size of my own. I can change the look of a room by changing the colour of the accessories. Therefore, for years I have resisted the urge to paint a colour on my walls. I love seeing colour on the walls in other people's homes, however thought I would tire of a constant colour and that I would be stuck with the same decor forever. There are plenty of colours in my home just not the painted on the walls.
This week that all changed. I have always suspected there was hardwood under the carpets however long before I bought the house, it was modernized and many of the original features were removed. Therefore, I had no idea what I would find. I decided to begin by removing the carpet in my bedroom and if the floorboards were not in good shape, I would just paint them white.
Therefore, the walls would need colour. I bought the wall colour before I began to remove the carpet, so I would not chicken out. If I had known how easy, it would be to remove the carpet I would have done it ages ago. The uncovered floorboards look salvageable though they needed a good cleaning before the final verdict. Next, I rolled a bit of paint on the walls. It was too late to turn back now as the walls had colour. Once all the painting was finished I scrubbed my new found hardwood floor. Before I make my decision to paint the floor I want to live with the scrubbed floors for a while ...
I still need to get new baseboard mouldings for around the room. I'm waiting for a new frame before I set up my bed. The curtains need to be hang. There will be a bit of fussing and fluffing with the accessories and it will be done.
As I moved the furniture back in the room I was admiring how the colour changed as the daylight moved from wall to wall.
This is just a tiny peek, a corner of the room. There are cove ceilings in the rooms upstairs. The bureau was my Dad's when he was young, and was used by my Brother and I when we were growing up. The photo on the left is my maternal Grandmother when she was 16 years old. The mirror was my Grandmother's. When I lived in the Southend we went to yard sales every weekend, a few of my finds are on the dresser; the crystal lamp $5.00, the milk glass vase $1.00.
Mouth blown witch balls date back to the 18th century where the hollow glass balls were hung to ward off evil spirits. Legend has it that the evil spirits are attracted to the colourful balls, pulled inside and trapped within the glass web thus protecting the home from harm.
Fishermen have also used the mesmerizing witch balls in their nets to ward off evil spirits on the high seas.
I have several of these type of glass balls and I also have an antique cobalt blue glass float that would have been use on a fishing net.
The wall paint colour is C-I-L - Wildflower 10RB 49/D62
DIY on the East Coast.