My love of black continues. Funny, because for years I hated black. I didn’t own a scrap of black in closet or home. Now I credit my new love of black to my friend, Nicole, of Pink Loves Brown and Making it Lovely. I had been on the hunt for curtains for some time (nothing expensive, since we’ve only been here 3 years and my style for this house is still in a state of flux) and it was Nicole who recommended to me the IKEA curtains I bought last year. When I first saw them in the store, I thought the were awful with that busy, black pattern. In fact, I walked by them countless times without looking at them twice until Nicole convinced me to put them up.
She was right. Once I put them up, the black helped so much in balancing the room against all the brown I have everywhere. Since then, I’ve been adding black where I can on a conservative budget, which brings me to my indecisive moment of the day. Should I dye these ottoman covers black or just make new ones? (Ignore the terrible picture, please! Consider it for survey purposes only.)
I think they will dye easily enough. I hope the stripes will take the dye differently, resulting in a tonal look. Maybe charcoal, black, and gray?
Oh, and that’s a rubber carrot on the rug. Obviously, I didn’t notice I had a rubber carrot on the rug or I would have removed said rubber carrot. The eyes of a mother turn blind to plastic toys. Blind, I tell you!
Also, I am very tempted to paint my front door black or, if not black, the color I painted my back splash last week (pictures coming!), which is a green so dark it occasionally looks black.