I really try to like colors that aren’t a shade of blue or green. Honest, I do. I bought a coral/pink candle holder from Target a few weeks ago on clearance that I thought would add a nice pop of color to my living room.
You can see it on the table, pulling the same color from my poppy pillow on the couch.
And again on my console table pulling out the color in the maraca I brought back from our honeymoon.
I like the coral color on both of those pieces, but I hate it on the calendar. Seriously, it is awful. Every time I walk by our living room it jumps out at me. “Ha ha, there’s ugly pink in your rooooooom.”
Well, ugly pink no more.
I didn’t want to return the piece since I paid $5. It was a good price and I liked the overall look, just not the hideous color. I taped off the wooden based and, for good measure, a stripe to remain coral.
Then I rushed outside to spray paint the whole thing.
Ahhhh, so much better already.
Once the white dried, I pulled off the tape… and still hated the coral. So I sanded down the line left from the paint and did the entire thing in white. I liked it, but thought it needed something special. Something extra.
So of course I added mint to it. I can’t help it… I just love mint green. And aqua and teal and blue and green.
I then slapped a light stain on the wood base!
It looks so much better (to me anyway). And now it looks right at home on my new console table.
No more ugly pink staring at me in the room. I can breathe a sign of relief.
So what do you think? Better before or after? If you are pink people, then you probably think I’m nutso. It was a cool piece to begin with. But if you are like me and coral pink makes you want to tear at your eyes, the after is much better.
Tomato Tally: 120