6.17.2014

Moon Shade

I once read that every good design needs a touch of black, somewhere. Check. Got it. But what about navy? Only recently have I come to love black's dim blue cousin. I've been eager to paint the builder-oak orange cabinets in our kitchen, and was toying with a green, maybe a turquoise. I decided to give nautical navy a try. I love the choice. Here's a before and after of the island. (So far I've ONLY done the island. It was a huge time commitment -- two coats of primer, two coats of Moon Shade from Lowes.)
 
 
Knobs from Anthropologie, pulls from Target. They go well together, if I do say so myself.
 
I also sewed up some baskets on the cheap out of navy-striped pillowcase ticking. I made five of these for the price of one similar store-bought canvas basket. (It had rope pulls, which I may or may not add later.) I numbered them with a sharpie (in navy!) just for fun. My daughter thought I bought these, which is the ultimate compliment of any homemade project, n'est-ce pas?
 

More on the horizon!

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