I have been thinking about painting a piece of furniture blue for some time now. I ran across pictures like these and thought how pretty they were.
Now, although, those pieces of furniture are painted in Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, I was impatient and didn't want to have to order it and then wait for it to arrive. So, I went down to my local antique shop and picked up something similar. I just wanted something in that general color.
So, I bought this.
This is the first time I've ever used this brand.
I chose Memphis Blue. As you can see its a pretty soft blue.
And what did I paint?
This, in my foyer.
Now, I know some of you might be cringing that I painted over this pretty pine piece, but I bought it several years ago at a consignment store with mostly credits that I had from things that I sold. So, it's not as if it came over from France or anything!
I was ready for a change.
Here it is with the first coat on it.
Then I painted the knobs white.
I wanted this piece to look distressed, so I used some sandpaper to take off some of the paint.
(Sorry this is a terrible photo. It wasn't in focus.)
After letting it set overnight, I decided to age it even more by adding some dark wax to it. It also helped tone down the blue a bit.
Now..............voila! All done and I'm very happy with the results.
I like how country it looks and adds a bit of color to my mostly neutral home.
So, what about you? Have you been inspired by anything out there that makes you want a change?
Thanks for stopping by.
~ Kelly ~