Harlequin Happens

I feel like I've been painting my kitchen since the Reagan administration.  My kitchen has taken over my life... it's even writing this post right now.  AND I hosted the Toile Soiree right in the midst of it.  So, if I haven't visited your post yet... please forgive me.   Thanks to everyone who dropped in! I'm working on getting to all 98 posts!
If you ever accidentaly paint your kitchen cabinets glow-in-the-dark green... there's hope.  As a mother of 6 I have tested and proven a well known law of humankind... "Desperation leads to Inspiration."
Desperate: I bought THE MOST expensive paint out there for my cabinets... in the wrong color and need to use at least some of it- cuz I bought me a gallon of fluorescent green yuck. (Really, I wanted it to look like the green in that chair... that $2500 children's chair!)
Inspiration: How could I make this glowing goof into gorgeous?
Inspiration: Boy, that cabinet looks sharp!  
Cross your fingers for Monday folks!  With any luck I'll have a little update on my Frenchy Twist on these Harlequin kitchen cabinets!

In the mean time- I'll be having a little "Unplugged" time on Friday to support my Pro-Family Activist friend Kimba. In this regard she and I are cut from the same cloth...so, join our movement!

 Check out her Unplugged Challenge.  Go spend some quality time with your families on Friday.  Make Spring sugar cookies and go for a bike ride.  Don't you worry, we'll all be back on Monday for more great ideas in decorating... and I'll be doing more posts on how to tame your zoo, keep the animals happy and your circus tent clean! (Said like my friend & mother of 8)  Hope to see you back here on Monday friends!

Pretty Organizer
Photo credits- Ceiling WetWalls, Candlestics- HollysPlate, Chair- Mackenzie-childs.com, Cabinet- Flickr, Kitchen Cabs- Bellingtondesigns


LMH said...


I missed the toile party because I was out of town-and new to all of this. I am not quite sure how to participate in parties (I have been blogging since Jan.).
Come see my blog-I posted some toile anyway.
Yours is wonderful-



Chari said...

Good Morning...

I just wanted to stop back by and say thank you once again for hosting that fabulous toile party! I sure enjoyed visiting all of the pretty toile posts...all of that toile sure makes our world a prettier place, don't you think? hehe!

So happy that you stopped by my place for a visit and thank you so much for all of your sweet comments! Please come by any time...you're always welcomed!!!

Ohhh my, I love harlequin!!! I'm not sure what it is about it but I've always been drawn to it. I almost done a harlequin pattern on my dining room walls and then I chickened out...just because of all the work it involved...hehe! Isn't that ceiling fabulous in your first photo...I can't imagine painting that though! I love the chair...that style, that fabric...is sooo me!!! Well my friend, am I hearing you right? Are your kitchen cabinets going harlequin? Ooooh...can't wait to see them finished! Best wishes and have lots of fun!!!


Pam said...

Oh, I can't wait to see what you do with your cabinets! I had a green disaster once in a bathroom that had the old mustard colored tub, sink and toilet. I listened to a TV decorator and it looked like a baby had an accident out of both ends all over the room. It was awful. I do love harlequin, though. I've just never been able to figure out how to tape it off right. I'm looking forward to your pictures.

Also, thanks so much for hosting the toile party. I gathered quite a few inspirational ideas from it. Thanks for dropping by my post and leaving a sweet comment.

Happy Thursday, Pam

mishebe said...

You know I love all Harlequin. wish i would of saw that cabinet before i did mine.lol. mishelle

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love your inspiration chair. I know you will make everything beautiful.

KV Creative Designs said...

WOW!!! I love the Harlequin theme you got goin on!! I will have a surprise for you by the end of the day at my Blog!
Artful Blessings,

Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home said...

I love harlequin! It's probably my favorite geometric pattern. In addition to harlequin patterns that render high contrast between colors, I also like monochromatic harlequin patterns, too. The subtlety can be so very elegant. What great photographs you've included! ~Arleen

Amara said...

Sorry I didn't do the "Toile partay" --no toile at my house, although I dream in it sometimes! Love the harlequin --but it looks too scary for me to attempt. Anxious to see what you do with it. --love

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Can't wait to see the magic that you weave with that paint wand. :)

Martha said...

Hi there! I'm a new reader and I LOVE those inspiration cabinets :)

Magic Brush said...

Ok... did you do that ceiling? If so, you need to come work for me. Or... maybe I need to come work FOR YOU!!!!! I can truly appreciate the measuring, the taping, the remeasuring, the retaping. Bless your heart... it's gorgeous!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I know this is an older post but I just found it. I love a harlequin pattern! I'm thinking of having bookcases painted black and having the three drawers (from the midway point down) painted in a harlequin pattern.

Love the pics you shared!

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