I’m Crazy for Color

Remember the show The Nanny?

Hum along with me now:

she was “the lady in red while everyone else was wearing tan”.

Leopard print, chartreuse, hot pink stilettos …

no look was too extreme for Fran the Nanny.

So, while we may not be rocking head to toe red jumpsuits while squeezing grapefruits in the supermarket aisles,

we can let loose our inner wild child and embrace color in our homes!

Like this notice me wall in my dining room.

Those are coloring book pages!

Baby steps …

start with a bold pillow!

Or start a colorful collection and group them together for maximum impact.

This red chest in my entrance is the equivalent of the red jumpsuit …

plus she gets lots of hoots and hollers!

Or have fun with cabinet colors like in my mudroom.

You can always take it outside …

pick a bold color like my planter dresser in peacock blue.

So here’s to embracing all the colors of the rainbow.

Join me (and 4 of my blog buddies) on

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 for our

Crazy for Color link party.

Link here, be seen on 5 fabulous blogs!

Oh, and I’m confessing I once dressed as The Nanny for Halloween …

leopard print miniskirt and all!


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Twitter Chat – Thursday, July 26, 2012 – 8pm EST

Topic – Confessions of a DIYer

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  1. “Oh Mr. Sheffield,” I LOVE the blue and green glass bottles!!!

  2. Just found your blog and became a new follower (: Can’t wait to come back for more posts…Hope you have a lovely week!!

    Michele xoxo
    The Homesteading Cottage

  3. You are simply AWESOME! There…I said it!!!! : ) hugs…

  4. I love all of your stuff, but that planter dresser and the red chest are absolutely awesome!

  5. I do love some color! Will get a post ready to join your linky party!

  6. I adore that artwork in your dining room, and those chairs are gorgeous. Thanks for the tour!

  7. love those grey cabinets!!!!

  8. YAY for color!! I need to seriously get on the color band wagon here … myabe I’ll just post about my couches and call it a day. 😉

  9. Can’t wait to party with you and your coloring pages :)

    Have a great day rock star!

    :) me

  10. Love it!!! Those coloring book pages are genius!

    mk & Gwynnie

  11. I love me some color, too! I’ll dig out my party hat and play along!

  12. Count me in, my friend! Do I have to laugh like Fran though? 😉

  13. Loving that coloring page art! Looking forward to our party!



  14. I love these challenges! Just the kick in the bum I need to finish up my guest bathroom over the next few days! http://www.attemptsatdomestication.com/shades-of-gray/

  15. I liked Niles 😉

    Sounds fun Kelly! I’ll have to find something colorful to wear!!

  16. I’m in a weird (for me) color craving state too! We made the house super rustic and neutral on purpose, so I could throw in whatever colors I wanted on top, and I’m ready for that part now!

  17. I just love your beautiful, most colorful home!!….have fun at the party!!

  18. Wanted to tell you which of your colorful things I like best…but I can’t choose! Hoping to have something to share with all of you by Tuesday.

  19. Loved that show! Thanks for sticking the song in my head for the rest.of.the.day!


  20. ColleenB. says:

    Love your dresser planter.
    Do you just have the potted plants sitting in the drawers or did you actually plant the plants? If planted, I would think the drawers would rot out in no time.
    Love this idea by the way.
    PS. as you can tell, I have been busy (in my spare time that is)checking out some of your later posts and having a great time looking through Everything. :} Lots of Great Inspiration

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