Using Shabby Pastel Colors in your Home

It is good to be back blogging. I have missed all of you! I hope that you are having an exciting summer full of fun-filled projects.  I have been very busy with repainting furniture in Shabby Lane Cottage. When I moved in I decided not to redo anything until I really got a feel for the place. So last month I saw the big picture in my mind for how I wanted Shabby Lane Cottage to look, that’s when the chalk paint and brushes came out.

pastel furniture

After living in basement apartments for over 8 years I just have to have light. I wanted to add some color but nothing overbearing and still keep a neutral pallet. So these lovely pastels turned out perfect. Light green, pink, pale yellow (this is a new color for me), light blue, Lavender, and glacier ice. I mixed all of the colors myself from Vintage Market and Design paints.

Flora Tones -

Source Check out the color pallets I have pinned on my Pintrest board.  I just love these soft beautiful colors. I can move any of my furniture through out the house and they will match every room. That’s the great thing about having the same color pallet through out your house. Each room can have a different main color and it will still give the room indivuality.

kitchen set

The kitchen got a new table. I found this maple table at a charity shop for $15! It was so funny because I walked in the store and there it was waiting for me! I always say a little prayer before I go Junk’n and I always find what I want for a great price. I decided to add a little bit of yellow into the mix of things and I love it!


The studio before.

studio tablepainted studio chairs

I moved my old table into the studio area and left the mint green on it. All of my chairs got fresh coats of pastel paint. Now my studio is just perfect! I have plenty of room for crafting, art, and sewing projects.

I have lots more going on around here. I will be showing those in future posts. Now that my internet problem is solved I will be back more often. Have a wonderful day!


I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!


Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

The art of Homemaking Mondays @ Strangers and Pilgrims


Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques


Waste Not Wednesday @ Gratefully Vintage


Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner


Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home

Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage


Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane

Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk

Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Snickerdoodle Linky Party @ Blue Willow House

29 thoughts on “Using Shabby Pastel Colors in your Home

  1. I thought the same thing that Rita commented. Your apartment is like a french box of macroons. So sweet and pretty. Love that yellow table and sweet color chairs. Beautiful my friend.


  2. I was just thinking about you and so glad to see you back! Your photos of your pastels are so lovely-the chairs are, oh, so romantic and perfect! Glad you are well and back in blog land-I have missed your inspiration and gotten caught up in my world of work and working out-I need to be creative and get back into my crafts!


  3. Your furniture looks great so far! You have been busy! I love pastels when they are mixed up and put together! My dream is to have a row of those pastel Adirondack chairs out in my yard!!


  4. I just love these colors! We are switching from the dark reds and golds we had in our last house to lighter colors like you’ve shared in our new house. I’m so excited. 🙂


  5. Jo, so glad you are back blogging! I am loving your new fun colors!! The yellow mixed in is wonderful. A lady came to one of my estate sales and bought vases in pink and yellow and said that she has a collection of them on a shelf. I bet it’s so darling! Thanks for sharing your new cottage with SYC. I will be featuring you tomorrow.


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