This is the espresso brown before, chips and all.
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors invited us to link up some Colour Challenges as part of her 3000 Followers event. She challenged us to "find something (small and easy) you've always wanted to try in a fun colour. Go ahead and just paint it! Or, find a colourful object that's just outside of your comfort zone."
The little wooden shelf unit is going back in our cold storage. This weekend I picked up two of the same shelves, only taller, from IKEA and plan to use them in that spot until I find a narrow cabinet. K, our 13 year old, is assembling them right now!
I always admire people who live with so much colour in their homes, particularly red. I'm definitely not brave enough for that. I have tried mauve and pink with blues in the 80's, yellow and green with blues in the late 90's, but I'm most comfortable with my neutrals, black and blues.