Tuesday, May 15, 2012

{Inspirations} 13 DIY Green Projects

No, I am not talking the earth-friendly green here (although I am a big fan of that, too).  We are talking lime, kelly, citron, emerald, sea foam, sage, olive. 

Joy at How Joyful shared her upcycled ceiling fan yesterday (see #1 below) - I adore how the bold grass green pops against the bright white!  Joy inspired me to seek out other DIY decor projects in springy shades of green, and I found 13 that I just had to share.

DIY Green Projects - Ceiling Fan, Painted Desk, Play Room Makeover
1. How Joyful - Ceiling Fan Revamp   /   2. Centsational Girl - Kelly Green Desk   /   3. Centsational Girl - Playroom Redo
DIY Green Projects - Folding End Table, Green Painted Dresser, Upcycled Side Table, Green Dresser Redo
4. Lovely etc. - Green Side Table   /   5. The Modern Cottage Company - Spring Green Dresser   /   6. A Wee Meenit - Mersman End Table   /   7. Less than Perfect Life of Bliss - Painted Dresser turned Entertainment Center

DIY Green Projects - Hi Gloss Seafoam Green Dresser, Painted Antique Cabinet, Lime Green Painted Craft Table Desk
8. Craft Habit - High Gloss Green Desk   /   9. West Furniture Revival - Anne of Green Gables Cabinet   /   10. Mrs. DIY and the Tennis Guy - Green Craft Room Desk
DIY Green Projects - Organize Play Room with Green Baskets, DIY Green Curtains, DIY Chevron Striped Lazy Susan
11. IHeart Organizing - Green Playroom Baskets   /   12. Lovely Nest - DIY Curtains   /   13. A Kitchen Table for Two - Green Chevron Lazy Susan

If you read this post from earlier this week, you know that our humble little family is now (and for the foreseeable future) living in an apartment.  Did I mention that it's a third floor walkup and that I hate stairs?  But I digress...

Apartment living doesn't afford much space for crafting, or for using my upcycled and handmade pieces.  So for the moment, I am pinning my favorite DIY decor ideas and sharing them here at The Colorful Ones.  We praise God for the lessons we're learning in this stage of our lives, and I know that when the time comes for us to be homeowners again, I'll be chock-full of ideas to make it perfectly ours!

Which of these ideas is your favorite?  And what's your favorite shade of green?  I am partial to rich sages and olives, and vibrant limes and citron greens myself.

Was your project one of the 13 that I featured today?  Grab a button and tell the world! :)

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  1. I love love love all of these projects! Thanks for including me with so many other fabulous friends!


  2. Oooh! Lots of great green. Thanks for including mine as well :)

  3. There's so much great inspiration here! Thanks for including my curtains!

  4. Thank you so much for featuring my cabinet! All the other features are
    terrific, im going to check them out- lot's of inspiration!

  5. Cute Cute Cute! I love all these green touches! Thanks Jess for stopping by earlier!!! XO, Aimee

  6. I love all these pretty green projects! That fan is awesome! Thanks for sharing!