“Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning sun can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day – like writing a poem, or saying a prayer.”
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I think the same goes for potting a plant.
What is it about sinking our hands into the soil, you know? 🙂
I got the basket on the far end of the shelf from my Mom a while back. Seems like I found it in her yard sale “sell” pile. Seems like I squealed, “Ooh! I want this!” when I saw it. Seems like she let me take it home for free. 😉 (Thanks again, Mom)
Since it was so close to the color of the shelf, we decided to give the bottom a coat of white spray paint. I covered the top half and the inside with a plastic sack, and sealed the bottom edge of the painters tape with some glazing medium in hopes of creating a nice, crisp line.
I found the ($12) shelf several years ago at a flea market in Prattville, the “Be Kind” sign was made by my friend, Susie, and I made the shell art at my Mom’s house a few years back.
Got the cute little plant pot from my friend, Shannan, and the blue and white bowl is an old eBay find.
I’m thinking about painting the inside of the front door next. I used Photoshop to see what it would look like if I used a charcoal gray color:
What do you think? Should I go for it?
The basket looks great….just like everything else! You are extremely talented. I love the way your home is taking shape. It was always very nice, but every added touch is making it even more beautiful! By the way, I hope you’re feeling better and I say go for painting the door!
I love the look of the charcoal front door. We’ve painted some of our interior doors that lead to closets, bathrooms, and bedrooms in Sherwin Williams Sealskin, which is a dark grayish black, and we love the look. Now I just need to find the time to paint the rest!! Your house looks great as always 🙂
I always love a dark door so my first reaction was yes, definitely. Now I think it might distract from the pretty things on both sides of it.
Totally go for it! Great color choice!
I love the idea of painting the door! It connects the door to the hardware on the secretary and from the viewpoint in the photo it connects to the darker portions of your backsplash tile. Go for it! I really love that shelf too – I’m a sucker for cool shelves.
Everything looks so nice Layla. Your sign is great!
I truly don’t mind it white…but I think the charcoal looks awesome ??
Love everything you do..go for the door..Looks awesome.
I’d be tempted to paint the door similar to the color of your dresser and the plant pot from Shannon. But that’s based on the photo showing the door gray not your whole room!
I love the white touch you added to the basket, it really does make it stand out from the color of the shelf, brilliant solution you thought of!
Oh Yes! The gray door looks phenomenal.
❤️The be kind, sign. The door looks good painted. But If you don’t paint it, it looks fine too. Do whatever you like. Seems you’ve done right by going with what you like in all the other areas! 🙂
What color did you decide to paint the exterior of your door?
I think it would be lovely painted to match either your hutch or the plant pot your friend gave you. (just an idea – the gray is nice too) ….. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!
I love the door painted.
I love your little shelf and the collection of items you have put together! Goes so nicely with your minty green cupboard. I think I like the door left white…hmmm thats a tough one though! I know you will make the right choice,,,you rock!!
I love your adorable blog and have been reading for years! I did just want to point out that reading on the iPhone 5 has become increasingly difficult. Between the space planning ad at the top and the sponsored ad at the bottom (which are both always there and cannot be closed), you can’t even view an entire picture in your post at one time. I tried adding you to my feedly reader but it won’t display the entire post, just the first paragraph and a link to your blog. Help! What’s a girl to do?
Yep, go for it! Looks fab with the green secretary desk.
I love it all! The shelf (what an incredible deal) and all the pretties you have on it. Very cute. I think the door would be stunning in gray. I’ve been wanting to paint the inside of my front door but haven’t done it yet.
I love everything about your shelf and plants! Very nice arrangement. I think you should go for it and paint your door gray. It looks really good in photo shop.
Is your little minty pot a McCoy Pot? (It would have the makers mark on the bottom.) If it is a “real McCoy” it could be worth a little something and is that much more special. And yes, that is where the saying comes from – or at least that is one place where the saying could have come from 😉
I love this little shelf and all the accessories. Yes on the gray door! I thought it was like that already to be honest, so I say go for it.
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