As a reminder, here is the corner in it's before state:
Not bad...just dark.
As you may recall, the first thing I did was paint the lamp a creamy shade of white.
Then I painted the little buffet Cafe Blue by Valspar. After that, all my little corner needed were some accessories.
And here is the corner after:
I decided to accessorize specifically for Spring. I love the lighter colors!
I wanted to add some cherry blossoms. Of course, since we're still under about 8" of snow, we didn't have any yet (even though we have a cherry tree in our backyard.) So I used a couple of faux branches - available at Tai Pan Wholesale - which I placed in my pretty vintage canning jar.
I decided not to tweak the lamp (yet anyway) but I switched it to the other side of the table which sets off the lampshade a little more.
To the bottom shelf I added a darling chicken wire birdcage and my vintage scale.
Then I finished the whole thing off with some pretty plates. A plate collage above the buffet on the wall, and a pretty square plate with a spring green motif sitting on the table top.
The whole thing is bright and spring-y and makes me happy to see.
I decided that I will most likely switch things off for the seasons...I already have ideas brewing for a different set of plates for the summer. Afterall, I do suffer from Design ADD. But for now, I love how I brightened up this little corner.
One more time...
Have a great day~
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