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Ancient Arches Palette and Furniture Restoration

I know I promised you baseboards this week, but since I’m currently in the process of working on those very baseboards, I’m just dropping in today to share some color inspiration and a great infographic on restoring furniture.

I’m a big fan of dark and broody photography, and this one caught my eye for its gorgeous patterns of light and shadow, as well as its colors.Ancient Arches Palette

These warm neutrals have their roots in natural stones, timber and minerals, and would be great foundation colors in a room, or for a piece of furniture.

Speaking of furniture, Alan from Crowe Sawmills shared this furniture restoration infographic with me, and I thought it was so helpful and interesting that I just had to share it with you. Have you ever wondered whether a piece of thrift store furniture was worth saving and rehabbing? Here’s a handy guide to what goes into such a project.A Handy Guide to Furniture Restoration Projects – Infographic

Be sure to pin this, so you can take a peek the next time you’re trying to decide what that amazing yet questionable piece of furniture is going to cost you in terms of labor and materials. Thanks for sharing, Alan!

So, now that we’ve all had our dose of color for the day, I’m heading back to my white baseboards. The good news is they’re getting closer to actual white, instead of dingy and scarred white like they were before. Wish me luck!

Susan Cooper/

Friday 19th of February 2016

Hi Meredith, love the warm inviting color palette. As far as furniture refinishing goes, doesn't seem to be my strong suit. I best leave it to the experts and stick to the kitchen. Lol


Monday 22nd of February 2016

Thanks Susan! And if I was half as good in the kitchen as you are, I'd give up the furniture refinishing too! :)

Jeri Walker (@JeriWB)

Tuesday 9th of February 2016

These palette is right up my alley and quite reminiscent of colors that used to be in my living room before I moved.


Wednesday 10th of February 2016

Thanks Jeri, now I'm looking for a way to use some of them myself!


Saturday 6th of February 2016

Fabulous palette and what interesting and useful info on restoration! Good luck with the baseboards...can't wait to see them:)


Wednesday 10th of February 2016

Thanks Jacquie! I'm working on the baseboard post right now...

Anita C. Lee

Thursday 4th of February 2016

Love those arches and wish I could walk through them! What lovely warm colors.


Wednesday 10th of February 2016

I wish I knew where this was taken. It looks like a great place to explore!


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