Sarah’s Favorite Greens

By Kate Riley March 16, 2010

There’s one gal that makes me laugh like no other and that’s Sarah over at Thrifty Decor Chick.  We all know and love her (or should I say lurve her) for her incredible knack at turning the thriftiest finds into the most fabulous decor !  Have you seen her recent staircase revamp ?  Fantastic!  It made my little DIY heart go pitter patter.  

Sarah was another lady I had the pleasure of meeting last month at Blissdom.  I look forward to her insight on home decorating every single day, and there’s no power tool this gal will ever be afraid of.  My friends, please welcome my friend Sarah – Ms. Thrifty Decor Chick ! 

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“Hello all ! I’m pleased as punch to share my favorite greens with you here at my friend Kate’s fantabulous blog!   Thanks Kate!  

I have a few greens around our house that I love — some I’ve had around for years, some are recent additions.

Our bedroom wall color is one of my faves — I used Valspar’s ‘Tornado Watch’ on the walls. 

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There’s a slightly darker version ‘Mossy Aura’ on the fireplace wall.  They are both a deep, grayish green color and are just lovely.   The tile I picked out for our fireplace redo works perfectly with this paint color!


I also tied this green into our bedside lamps, using a stencil and just a tiny bit of the wall color:

To make the make the master bath work with our bedroom, I pulled the same color in on a textured stencil and as well as a lighter version of the color in the tiles:tile

I recently did a mini-redo of our family room, and really brightened up the space just by layering a couple of new rugs:


I bought these beautiful green glass vases at Joann’s and they work perfectly in the new, brighter space!:


And it all ties in nicely with the placemat pillows I made last year:

But my all time favorite greens are those I used in our son’s nursery:


They are a fun mix of three different tones of the Apple Green from Lowe’s (Laura Ashley I believe?)  These stripes are getting a redo soon though, as I transform his room into a big boy space. :-)

Green just screams SPRING to me, so I am finding myself using it more and more over the past few weeks!   Thanks so much for letting me share Kate !”

Thank you Sarah for sharing how you’ve incorporated green into your home !  Be sure to follow Sarah’s blog and all her simple, inexpensive ways to decorate your home. 

Tomorrow, I’ve got a roundup of some of my favorite greens to share, stay tuned !   


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