November 14 - Today I am thankful for the color white. I know that white is very plain and not really considered a color, but I love it! I used to not be so crazy about white. It seemed that it was something you wore after Memorial Day and before Labor Day, but other than that, I didn't give it much thought. Well, I did think of how difficult it was to keep clean, as in when I owned white jeans and decided that the best way to get paint out of them was with bleach, a lot of bleach (I was in college) so I poured it on and it ate holes in my pants! I moved into a house once that had brand new white carpet. I had two dogs and two children, but it was the cable guy who christened it with his muddy shoes! No matter how many times I got down on my hands and knees and scrubbed, I never could get it completely clean. I'd read about white slipcovers. A washable couch? How cool would that be? However, my decorating budget has never quite allowed for custom made white slips. Good thing I like my furniture! I do LOVE white painted furniture, especially if it's distressed and chipped.
|Chippy perfection! Cindy Robert's closet made from old windows and doors! Photo by Jennifer Grey, TheOldPaintedCottage.com. Cindy's blog: cutepinkthingscom.blogspot.com|
|This beautiful room by www.realsimple.com shows various shades of white - not sterile at all!|
|See what I mean? The green and black really pop and compliment the white! Photo of Fifi O'Neils' kitchen featured on www.theoldpaintedcottage.com. Photo by Jennifer Grey|
|White and shades of grey - one of my new favorite color combos! From www.countryliving.com|
|White, black and grey - love it! Photo taken at Fifi O'Neil's residence, featured on www.theoldpaintedcottage.com|