Tuesday, July 26, 2011

LIGHTEN UP!

This is an armoire that houses our television and it's been great.  But, I've really been on a painting streak lately and the armoire was next in line.  This was taken with my phone's camera - but you get the idea.  This room is dark anyway and the armoire didn't help.  So, it was time to lighten it up.  I have a lot of brown, beige, and aqua in this room and this piece is going to be aqua.
 The ottoman that I made last winter has the same color aqua in it - a better picture is below.
And a table between the loveseats . . . aqua.
Even the paintings in the room have some aqua in them.
So.  It's done.  It's aqua.  And I love it!  
No Annie Sloan Chalk Paint here.
    


 I used a mixture of Olympia paint from Lowes.  The first color I tried was way too light - it looked cold.  So I added a little more greenish-aqua from the table project above, and the end result was a lighter version of that table.  Then a little distressing and some dark wax.  By the way, the distressing was really easy, even though it wasn't Annie Sloan's famous chalk paint!

Tomorrow, I'm going to share a failed project.  I figure we all have them and I know it does my heart good to read your posts about what worked AND what didn't.

4 comments:

Connie the crafterbug said...

So pretty! I love the color. I really love the painting on your wall too.
Connie

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Nan, your armoire looks fantastic! I love the color you mixed. It looks like a different piece of furniture and it really ties the room together. I have a dark armoire that I was thinking of getting rid of, but maybe I should just paint mine too.

xoxo
Amanda

Veronica said...

Wow, your armoire turned out great~! I love that colour!

Meta said...

Your armoire turned out really pretty. It definitely complements the rest of the room better than the black...good choice! I am also in WI (near Madison) and was glad to find a crafty blog not too far away! Thanks for your great ideas.

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