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Sorry, but Can’t Do Peacock or Blue…

Posted: October 18th, 2009 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |

Have you been keeping up with Nesting Place’s 31 Days To a Better Dressed Nest? I loved Day 4 - Surprise! - Adding an element of surprise, because it hit me - I LOVE surprises in my life but not in my decor. I was also drawn to her vase with sticks in this picture where she had added feathers and a nest.


I know the nest was intended to be the surprise but I was taking baby steps and decided to just start by adding some feathers to my stick vase.

Here is the before:


And after my FIRST element of surprise (Peacock Feathers!)


Did not love it, but tried my best to convince myself I did. (Ever done that?) So I went back to Hobby Lobby for some more inspiration. After a bunch of choices and a long, angry line of people waiting for me to return all the bad ones…

Here is the final result:



Not really a surprise, but a perfect pop of color for the room.

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Now, on to the WWYD bathroom accessory dilemma. Again, you all came out like troopers and gave such great advice! I had a major moment with my friend Tami’s comment. “Black… with cream/white towels hanging!! Best of both worlds!”.

Duh. So right Tam. Here ya go.


But here is the thing…Never was really feeling the blue color that I forced myself to paint. Sooooo….while I was painting and trying to avoid watching the tight football game … I thought I would just mix up a little grey and go for it. Nothing like starting to paint at 9pm.

Now I have a new bathroom color and new black hooks.


And thanks to Erica’s advice, I also painted the bulletin board window frame black. I’m still adding things to it and also getting used to it (that’s CODE for I’m not 100% in love and might be painting again sometime soon).


Until the next WWYD! (Which knowing me…will be soon!)

Hope you all have a great week!

♥ Katie

And stop by later to see what I did to dress up my pumpkins this year with some mod podge and ribbons!

{Met Monday}

{Transformation Thursday}

5 Comments on “Sorry, but Can’t Do Peacock or Blue…”

  1. 1 Sandy Toes said at 5:36 pm on October 12th, 2009:

    I love the Nester! Isn’t that pillow great?

    sandy toe

  2. 2 Andrea said at 8:52 am on October 19th, 2009:

    Love the change to the twig vase thing. The bright pop of color is wonderful.

    What time did you get done painting if you didn’t start until 9? Crazy woman. I can’t wait to see the new “color”. :)

  3. 3 Laurel said at 3:38 pm on October 19th, 2009:

    Love the Nester’s series, can’t quite keep up with it, but it has given me tons to look at! Love your sticks and think what you’ve done with it is perfect!

  4. 4 Lisa said at 9:32 pm on October 19th, 2009:

    I’ve been debating on whether or not to get peacock feathers recently…interesting to see your take on it! You did a beautiful job with your final arrangement.

    Happy Met Monday!


  5. 5 Melanie said at 2:44 pm on October 22nd, 2009:

    I like the pop of color in the vase. I think it looks great. As for the bathroom, I love the color but I know what you are talking about. You try and make yourself like something when you know that you really don’t. Just go with your gut.

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