Minty Fresh…Cool Spring Color!

Flickr

Flickr

I love this picture for a lot of reasons; the first…I cannot get enough of mint and chocolate.  It’s the one flavor of ice cream that no one else in my family will eat but me (maybe that’s why I like it so much).  I haven’t tried a mint chocolate cupcake yet but I’m officially inspired.

Secondly, Mint is one of the most popular colors this Spring.  From tea cups to earrings to wedding dresses it’s popping up everywhere.  It works like a neutral but with more personality and makes anything paired with it pop.

Where can you work Mint into your home or wardrobe this Spring?

Hello-Naomi

Hello-Naomi

Layla Grayce

Layla Grayce

Munaluchi Bride

Munaluchi Bride

Obaz

Obaz

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

Mobel Pobel

Mobel Pobel

Mobel Pobel

Mobel Pobel

Ontwerpduo

Ontwerpduo

Simply Me

Simply Me

Flickr/Wood Wool Stool

Flickr/Wood Wool Stool

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Crate&Barrel and Blue Candlesticks…

Reclaiming Your Castle

Reclaiming Your Castle

I hope everyone is having a good weekend!  I attempted to blog a bit last night but I fell asleep with the computer on my lap; it’s been a long week!

So feeling much more rested this morning I headed over to Crate&Barrel for a little inspiration and as always, it didn’t disappoint…see how happy I look! : )

Reclaiming Your Castle

Reclaiming Your Castle

One of the things I loved the most was all the blue in Crate&Barrel’s Spring collection.  From patio furniture to cookware it was everywhere and although I would have loved to buy it all, I left with $6 worth of Spring cupcake wrappers and decided to try and recreate the look on my own.

Reclaiming Your Castle

Reclaiming Your Castle

Crate&Barrel

Crate&Barrel

I had a set of cheap candlesticks that I picked up from a thrift shop for $2.99 a piece.  They’re a sturdy metal and have, as I’ve heard it referred to on many a design show, “good bones.”  They seemed like the perfect thing to bring all that pretty blue into my house!

Reclaiming Your Castle

Reclaiming Your Castle

I would add in the step by step here but all that it really involved was picking up a spray paint suitable for metal in a color inspired by my trip to Crate&Barrel.  That’s what I did and here’s what I ended up with!

Reclaiming Your Castle

Reclaiming Your Castle

It’s amazing what a little paint can do, right?

Reclaiming Your Castle

Reclaiming Your Castle

Using spray paint is a really cheap way to bring new life to old pieces.  Get a little color inspiration; find out what’s trendy and if the color fits your personal taste use it to update a few things around your house!