I’m in the midst of pourin’ on the paprika paint in our dining room. This is the stage when my feet hurt from the ladder rungs, back is sore from bending over, paint is stuck to my fingers and toes, and the whole place is a mess. I got the blue tape blues.
Here’s someone else who has the blue tape blues, but in a good way! Blue tape used to make a removeable pattern on walls, shown at Little Green Notebook:
Our dining room walls are almost done and while there were some bouts of doubt when I started painting, we now see it’s gonna look good! Everything is looking richer against the paprika color.
So here’s some paprika and terra cotta color inspiration to keep me goin’ …
From Alexander Lufer Flickr:
Another image from Alexander Lufer via Flickr:
Terra cotta wall by photographer Peter Baker:
These are actually really rusty rings:
These colors can be found everywhere, here on a door and its hardware. Anyone seen this image before? Between Tumblr and Pinterest, original sources are getting completely eradicated! This doesn’t look like a typical tourist photo.
Same here, this image of a temple roof in China has been shared across Tumblr and Pinterest with source now lost. Please mention in comments if you know:
Soon enough, we’ll enjoy a finished dining room with this color! Our guest bedroom’s walls are painted this color and I love that room. It’s exciting to bring paprika/terra cotta to another room in the house, a room that we see all the time from the kitchen, living room and main hallway.
March is a tough month. There’s enough warm days to ignite Spring Fever and make me want to dig my hands in the dirt. But living in Chicago in Zone 5, it’s nowhere near time to plant new things yet. How to get relief? Dream about the gardens to come with this Pinterest Garden Board:
Here’s a sneak preview of the 300+ garden images pinned there …
From Martha Stewart:
Once my flowers bloom, I like to cut them for casual flower arrangements, like this photographed by Tara Donne:
In keeping with my 2012 goals to do more and get bolder, after 7 years of looking at beige dining room walls in our Chicago home, it’s time to pour on some color …
By Lisa Cohen Photography:
I’ve written of my love for this terra cotta or paprika color here and an encore post here. With luscious photos!
The final result should be deep and rich, like the walls in this house in Nisyros by George Koukourakis:
Or like the colors in this house in San Miguel de Allende shown at Casa Midy:
Here’s a gorgeous color from Yolo Colorhouse:
What a feeling color can give you. From Exclusively.in:
Next up, before and after photos of our dining room that’s going from beige to bold …
Thousands of people have landed on this blog looking for unique headboard ideas. But I’m not gonna blog about that again until I have my own unique DIY headboards to share! Meanwhile check out this Pinterest Board of Unique & DIY Headboards for nearly 200 images (and counting!) of unique headboards.
See headboards made of wood, shutters, frames, doors, leather, hanging textiles, fireplace mantels, iron grates, found antiques … even baseball bats, oars and angel wings. It’s all pinned here:
Hope you get some great ideas here. If you find something you like, be sure to click through to the web sites of people who made these unique headboards to see how they did it.