Sep 28, 2008
More Designing Haven of Grace -- shop for shape
Our Haven of Grave project relied on the generous donations of our sponsors. Ashley Furniture HomeStore in Kirkwood, Missouri, where I work part-time, let me search the 75% off accessories for items we needed. Problem was, not all the items met the design goals for our color palette.
Never fear when spray paint is near.
We just painted the items. The brass candle sticks in the bedroom became white. The planters and obelisks in the kitchen were painted to complement our kitchen colors.
Lesson learned: You can often find good deals on accessories if you are not picky about color. Color on most accessory items can be changed with some paint. So shop for shape!
The items in the pictures below were muted grey and green before we aimed the spray can to change them into a vibrant rainbow of color.