a splash of color


You know how much I love color.  Reds and yellows are the base of our main living area, so my choice of apple core in my new studio space kind of took me by surprise. 

I went into the paint department thinking I wanted something in the robins egg blue family but I knew I wanted to bring in lots of color with  fabrics, quirky storage containers and painted furniture so I decided to paint the walls this neutral creamy white and I am so happy I did.

My goal is not to have any exposed plastic containers in the space so I've been gathering pretty boxes, baskets and cases to store all my supplies and vintage ephemera in. 

I found this old makeup case at Goodwill for $5.99.  I love the bold red color and the funky old latch, it even still had the key tucked away inside.  I imagine the woman who owned it loves perfume because when you open it up the fragrance just fills the air. 

I found some other great pieces that I'll share as the room comes together.  Some of them still need a little tweaking with paint and paper.

The carpet comes up today and then the fun begins... 

Have a great weekend!  Patty


  1. Oh how exciting to redo a room. Unless it has taken over a year like my remodel. Soon to be complete! I love the storage luggage, can't wait to see the finished room!

  2. Half the fun must be finding the cases you are going to use for your supplies! Enjoy putting your room together, Patty. The light walls be be a wonderful background for all of the other colourful bits and pieces.

  3. Patty, I am a little behind and trying catch up. I, too, love color. My kitchen is red, green and yellow. I love creamy whites and butter yellows as back drops for color. I am thinking of changing room colors in and around my home. Hugs! Bonnie

  4. Great color choice :)
    And, yes...I am surprised.

    You have some super cute pieces to store your supplies in. Love them.

    We like reds, yellows, and greens...but we too painted all of the walls in our home a warm, soft white and I'm loving it :)

    Enjoy your day!

  5. All the container storage is just charming. Can't wait to see the rest:)

  6. Looks great! I love to find unique containers for storage too! Have fun with your redo! Kit

  7. These suitcases are amazing!
    I am assuming they were your creations?

  8. I really like your idea of no plastic containers. Your colorful boxes etc. make it a much more happy space. I am really enjoying this redo. You are inspiring me make my space a little more personal.

  9. I think the pale neutral color is an excellent idea!! I find it interesting that you are storing your items in cases and such because, here in the near future, I am going to be revamping old train cases with beautiful interiors and exteriors. I think they make wonderful choices for storage and for displaying! ;)
    I'm sure you are having so much fun putting it all together and I enjoy following your progression.

  10. It's always exciting to redo any room. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your room. xx jeanetteann

  11. Good luck with your new room, it will be so worth it, Patty! I like white walls in my studio too, because they reflect lots of light for working in, and you can add as much colour in other ways without it being affected by the walls. I love all your wonderful containers for your craft supplies! Looking forward to the next installment of your room makeover!
    Helen x

  12. FUN! Your finds are wonderful!

    I too an changing some things. It's that time of year. I have also been purging my home. Bags and bags of "stuff" has gone to our downtown homeless shelter, with many more to go. So much stuff...

    Enjoy your fresh new look,
    Joyce :)

  13. Hi there Patty, thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment!

    I love your finds, especially the colorful case:) Have a blessed day in your lovely cottage! HUGS!

  14. Oh I can hardly wait!! I use my train case, that looks much like the one you got at the Goodwill, to hold my small knitting projects in. It is easy to take with me, and has pockets for needles and scissors and such.
    I also like to use pretty boxes for storage. I have a friend in Florida who owns a cigar shop, and she sends me real wood cigar boxes. Those are fun to store small things inside, and they all have a unique shape. Have fun!!

  15. Patty,
    When I open your blog that pop of red color in your header just makes me smile! Like you, I love color!!! Gorgeous suitcases, dear! I'll be back soon to see your studio reveal!


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