Spring Colors: Everything Old is New Again

by Silvia on May 3, 2013 · 1 comment

in Mi casa / My home

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April showers bring May flowers! And with them come all kinds of vibrant colors. I love colors and vibrant colors are such an important part of my Mexican culture.

This month the good folks over at Lowe’s challenged me to do a project using PANTONE Universe’s Color of the Year, Emerald Green, available exclusively at Lowe’s in Valspar Signature Paint. The project could be anything, it just had to utilize this spectacular color.

Two Great and Simple Lessons

So we took an old table and chair, neither of which belonged with the other and both of which were quite a bit worse for wear, and we gave them a makeover. And here they are!
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Although a very simple project, I’m very happy for having done it, because it reminded me of how a little bit of paint and one spectacular color can make a world of difference. It can literally make something look new again.

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(I could kick myself around the block for not taking before pictures. But believe me, the chair was especially ragged looking. It was water stained and the wood had taken on a sort of splotchy, gray look)
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The other great lesson in all of this is it’s possible to take two things that don’t go together and make them a set. It’s a great way to repurpose mismatched items that aren’t yet reaching their full potential in the house. What do you think? What can you do to spruce things up at your house this Spring?

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If you’re looking for great ideas for your own colorful makeover project, or anything else for that matter, I want to invite you to sign up for the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine, it’s free! Also, check out Lowe’s at Pinterest, Lowes in Instagram, and like Lowe’s on Facebook, all are great resources for ideas and pics to get you started on your own projects at home. And absolutely don’t miss the Lowe’s Creative Ideas website, where you can find all kinds of great ideas.

Disclosure: I am a Lowe’s Creative Ideas ambassador and I received a gift card to complete my assignment. As always all comments and opinions are solely my own.

 

 

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