Just A Little Black

Have you ever heard that saying “Every room needs a little black?” I don’t know who said it, but it must have been a VERY wise person. ‘Cuz I agree. If I agree with you, then you must be wise. Whateva.

So anyway, for today’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday Linky Party (say THAT three times fast), I got out my little jar of American Accents Craft and Hobby Enamel in Canyon Black, and my matching can of Canyon Black spray paint and updated a few items.

Why, you ask?

Why do you ask so many questions?

Well…I’ll have more to say about this later in the week (just warning you), but my whole “neutral with a pop of color” home decor philosophy has slowly but surely morphed into a classic “it looks like a rainbow threw up in here” look. (Remember when Vern Yip uttered this instant classic on Design Star?)

I’m actually trying to REMOVE some color and go for a more calming and sophisticated look. I’m thinking this MAY not work, because I just had to look up “sophisticated” in the dictionary, and I’m pretty sure that if I WAS sophisticated, I’d know how to SPELL sophisticated.

I started with this tray I made from a thrift store frame.

Now it looks like this. I actually cut this piece of fabric from my garage sale fabric window mistreatments in the dining room. Seriously, you can’t even tell I cut out a chunk.

I added back in my five dollar centerpiece, and now I’m lovin’ this look more than the original. The table top you see is my dining room table, and the legs and chair backs are painted black and distressed. The black frame looks so much better. It also adds some visual weight to the arrangement.

How is it that black pants are supposed to be SLIMMING, but black accessories ADD weight?

Next up are these clearance white plates. They are a little too white, so first I spray painted them Heirloom White.

Then I added black numbers. EVERYONE has numbers, so I needed some too. Not sure yet where I’m going to put them, but they’ll probably replace some rainbow vomit.

Yep, calm and sophisticated, that’s me.

You KNEW I had to do this one.

Two tips:

Don’t ever think you can cut a cellulose sponge into a perfect circle, you can’t. If you want nice polka dots, go buy a round stencil sponge.

It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. Thank God for the Nester.

Link up those FABULOUS projects everyone! I am amazed every week by your creativity.

I’m linking up too, to Kimba’s DIY Day.

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