Thursday, April 26, 2012


What an elaborate post title, eh?  For lack of a better description, this post is in fact about a globe.  I needed to add a little height, color, and interest to the top of the bookshelf in my reading 'nook' and thought a vintage globe would do the trick.

You can see a sneak peek of my newly navy coffee table which I'll feature in an upcoming post!  Although I like the look of the brass colored base, I decided to spray paint the metal silver to give it a more modern look. Then, on top of the shelf she went!

That corner of the living room has come a long way since I first moved in....

Wow!  The paint color looks so different in all of the images, which is true in real life, too, as the light changes throughout the day.  The color is Pussywillow by Sherwin Williams. The pops of color from the globe, the artwork that I designed, the throw pillows, and of course the books, are making this corner of the living room seem very cozy!


  1. I keep checking back to see if you've posted details of that coffee table yet! Not gonna lie, I totally want to copy you and paint ours navy looks so sharp! Will you let me in on an additional sneak peek of the colour/brand of paint you used?! Thanks :)

    P.S. I'm Sam ...I don't have a blog but I love yours!

  2. Hi Sam! I know! Bad me! I haven't gotten around to taking good 'after' pics of the coffee table but your comment will give me motivation to do so soon...promise! Thanks for following along!

  3. Hey, I found your post googling Pussywillow by SW - I'm looking for a grey with no undertones, no taupey hues, but not too cold either. Is this a good choice? Would you say it is true grey?

    I have two little boys that have a dreary orangy-brown walls - a color picked by the previous owners to "neutral"-ize the house for sale. They have so much colorful stuff, that my original idea with calm blue will not work, and so far, two of Sherwin Williams light greys turned out beige...

    1. Hi There! I like the paint color but am actually thinking of repainting because I do find it to have a 'taupey' hue! In my office, however, I used Driftwood by Martha Stewart for Home Depot which I find to be a much more true gray and will probably repaint my Pussywillow walls with this color!

    2. Thank you. I'm going through a second gallon of paint in "almost there gray", fortunately I have a lot of rooms to paint (laundry, hallways), and the paint will not go to waste, but my quest continues... I found a paint chip of Glidden Wood Smoke that seems to be a gray with a bit of warmth in it. I'll try to make it work! :)