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{Inspiration} Please Paint Me Yellow

by | May 13, 2013 | Color, Decorating Inspiration, Summer Decorating | 17 comments

{Inspiration} Please Paint Me Yellow

Painted Furniture

Yellow File Cabinets via Country Living

I sense there are file cabinets somewhere just begging to be painted yellow right now.

And they would like a wood top, too, please.

That is all. You are welcome.

Oh, and also:

Never Paint a Piano Yellow.

My furniture talks to me.



  1. BJ

    Yes, Please!

  2. Faith

    Melissa, you should go ahead and paint something yellow. I can read between the lines that your heart yearns for a yellow piece in your home. Ahhh, a little ray of sunshine! Its what we all need in our homes. (:

    • Melissa

      I agree, there is something about yellow! I actually have several yellow pieces in my home, but no painted yellow furniture. Somehow yellow works in small doses at my house but on furniture it just hasn’t happened, at least yet. But it just might, you never know!

  3. Judy

    Very cool.

  4. Beverly

    Yellow is my favorite color. Go for it.

  5. Dawn Renee'

    Thank you. I now know exactly how I am painting mine! And I think I will beg a wood top from a friend too!

  6. susan maclean

    I Seem to remember when you were planning your kitchen makeover that you posted pictures of kitchen islands…. one in particular was yellow and you loved it! So, I was surprised to see that your little island was actually quite plain eventually……. Go for yellow, go for a chair, or a shelf, or a big tin, or teatowels, but YES! Go for some yellow!

    • Melissa

      I do love yellow (and do in fact have several yellow pieces in my home, I guess I’ll have to do a round up post soon of my yellow items!). Even though I may love something (like yellow islands!) it doesn’t always turn out to be the right thing in my own house. Darn, if I could have several houses to decorate in different ways and different styles I would! Ha! Meanwhile I just use yellow on things like lamps, pillows and art and that seems to work for me and brings a little yellow into my life! :-)

  7. Lisbeth

    LOL- even this shirt little post made me laugh! Getting day to redo our office and inthikma bright pop of color in the filing cabs is just what need!!

  8. Krista

    I LOVE that piece… I recently painted an old dresser turned media console for our living room in a beautiful bright but creamy yellow called mellow yellow (benj moore)… I even dressed it with a globe! Too funny… great inspiration pic:)

    • Melissa

      Sounds so cute, I love that combo!


    Happy Monday Melissa,
    I pinned this image as well, it says Happy to me! Also love the whole vignette, Thank you and have a great day,
    xo Kathysue

  10. Andrea

    I have never been a huge fan of yellow, however, lately I don’t know what it is but I am loving yellow! Great inspiration picture.

  11. Deb

    Love it…would certainly make filing fun!

  12. Lisa

    Love the yellow chair and file cabinets…Not so sure about the yellow piano.

  13. Meg

    I can hear my old file cabinet talking to me now…but I think she’s saying ‘green’… she’s defiantly calling for color though. thanks for the great ideas.

  14. Kerry

    You just made me laugh out loud! And I’m so glad to hear I’m not the only one whose furniture speaks to them :) Thanks for the smile!


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