The holidays always always, without fail, creep up and then BOOM! It’s here! And I’m a wreck and so behind on life. AND THEN, my body decides to temporarily but you on hold (in the form of sickness). Sometimes you just have to be forced to take a breather no?! I’ll take what I can get. We had a number of shoots this week and more next week and I’m holding my breath. Guys, I’m so so lucky to get to do what I do and I absolutely love it so so much, it’s a hustle! And I’m still learning how to make it more sustainable. Bit by bit. Any pointers? I’m all ears!
Announcement! It’s day 49 of Dress the Rainbow and I told you it was going to be 50 days but I LIED! I got so wrapped up in the excitement of posing with some of my favorite friends in front of colorful walls that I just couldn’t stop and I ended up shooting 10 extra days! SO, that means that YOU have 10 extra days to grab something from your closet and go and DRESS THE RAINBOW! As if I haven’t hammered it into your brain enough!
BUT, I also thought you might be able to use a hand. Because I spent hours trolling the area, I have a firm grasp on where all the colorful walls are in Utah Valley and a bit in Salt Lake City and a tiny bit more in NYC, where I shot all the photos. So, I’m providing a list for all you locals (others, sorry, you’re on your own!), in hopes that go for it! Several of these were shot at private residences. I don’t condone shooting at private residences…but…umm….I did always knock at doors to ask 🙂
A few tips to those not in Utah:
When looking for pink and purple: adult novelty stores, friends. That’s where they all are! Swearsies!
AND, industrial walls are great for floor to roof colors in general.
I find that parts of town that are dedicated to different cultures are more brightly painted.
If you can’t find full walls, doors work too! Shoot it from the waist up to capture it.
Without further ado, your complete list of colorful walls in Utah Valley.
Click below for the most color walls in Utah Valley
Light pink house | (private residence)
Blush pink house (please be respectful of owners) | 700 E 712 N, Provo, UT 84604
Pink wall | Mercado Latino de Utah (go around to the back) | 275 S University Avenue, Provo, UT
Bright pink wall | Lingerie shop across the street from Target on 300 West in Salt Lake City (I’m trying to locate the name) Bright pink wall | Asian Market (go around to the back on the East side) 24 N 500 W, Provo, UT Fuchsia wall | inside the Nena and Co. Warehouse in American Fork, UT
Sangria wall | Asian Market (the North Side) 24 N 500 W, Provo, UT Red wall | Big Kahuna Pizza | 470 S 700 E, Salt Lake City (next to Trolley Square) Red garage | 101 Powers Street, Brooklyn, NY (or any fire station!) Red barn door | Orem State Street Red garage door | Big Kahuna Pizza | 470 S 700 E, Salt Lake City (next to Trolley Square)
Burnt orange wall | 100 N about 50 W, Provo, UT
Shades of orange wall | 100 N about 50 W, Provo, UT
Bright orange wall | Boost Mobile | 514 S State Street, OremCantaloupe | Taco bell | EVERYWHERE | WORLD | GALAXY
Gold Yellow wall | Z Ultimate Self Defense Studios | 104 N 500 W, Provo, UT (EDIT: no longer painted this color) Mindy Gledhill’s yellow bus (check her Insta for announcements about tour dates!) Yellow hut | Snow Cone place | 816 N Main Street (near AutoZone and Discount Glass), Springville, UT
Brittany Watson Jepsen here. I grew up teething on the seaweed of Southern California though I preferred reading and creating in the great indoors. My mom’s favorite quote was “a creative mess is better than tidy idleness” and so my childhood was spent creating art work, music, and yes, lots of messes. On track to becoming a museum curator I was haunted by those creative messes and enrolled in permanent “creative mess status” otherwise known as a master’s in interior design at theCorcoran College of Art + Designin Washington, DC. I graduated in 2010 after spending summers working with professional creative messers including Jonathan AdlerandCelerie Kemblein NYC. There I designed products forTiffany and Co.,Schumacher, and Dempsey and Carrolland helped create beautiful interiors for fancy schmancy penthouses. The summer of 2009 I studiedtextile designand wrote a column fordesign*sponge. I marriedPaul in September of 2010 (perhaps you’re here because you saw pictures of our wedding?) and moved to Copenhagen. We have since moved back to ‘Merica–Provo, Utah to be exact–where I can currently be found crafting up a storm in our little home at the base of the Rocky Mountains and staring in front of a computer screen blogging for this here blog. Check out some of my projects here.
I offer a variety of services: create, publish, amplify. CREATE: I’m first off a creator. I create crafts, style them, design products, write, illustrate. (Portfolio site on the way!) PUBLISH: This blog is a great platform for featuring your work as well. Let’s talk about how to make that happen! AMPLIFY: Want your word to spread? Let’s talk about how to take it to the next level with my social media platforms. I love collaborating! Let’s make beautiful things!
CREDIT & DISCLOSURE: The House That Lars Built is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com
All images posted on the blog are taken by me, or otherwise credited with source. All layouts are also created by my specifically for this blog. Feel free to use images from my blog for non-commercial use, but otherwise please credit this source, and other sources, appropriately.
If at any time you see work that is inaccurately credited, please let me know and I’d be happy to update.
If you find an item of yours that you wish to be removed from this blog, please let me know and I will gladly remove it.
All items that I post are things that I adore and would use and/or wear myself. I do occasionally use contextually affiliate links, which means that I may receive a commission on sales of some products that are linked to.
On occasion I also work with affiliate links on my Pinterest pins. All items that I pin are things that I love and would use/or wear myself.
As you know, I may not be an official green thumb–I’m more of a “green gambler” in that I plant a bunch of stuff and hope that something sticks. It’s a risk, but every year I take it and somehow I have a number of plants that have survived my plant collecting addiction. Every year that is, except for last year, when I had a 3 month old. I just didn’t have it in me. But this year….this year folks, we’re going BIG! We went crazy this weekend in creating a container garden in our little patio.
Jasper has relatively early mornings so I thought it would be fun to head out into the garden before work each morning and do some watering (aka: run around in the sprinklers) and get it back into full gear. This spring I’m teaming up with Fiskars to showcase their range of garden tools in my attempt at perhaps one day becoming a successful green thumb. I can’t wait to show you–here we go! Read on →
We are four weeks into our One Room Challenge and the sprint to the finish line has begun. With a tight timeline, sequencing and scheduling are significant factors, and this week we tackled four large components: