I recently decided to change the color of a dresser used in my front sitting room. It was a light blue and I loved it for a while. I enjoyed the softness of the color and it blended well with the rest of my house. Here is what it looked like.
But, I was now ready for this piece to go in the opposite direction. (I know I have painted this piece several times already so bear with me.) This time I went for a bold dark color. I started to go with black but then after going to the chalk paint store, I changed my mind. I originally was going to buy graphite ASCP. Until I saw a piece of furniture in the store painted in a dark charcoal. I asked the owner of the store what color it was and she explained that it was a custom color by blending half graphite and half french linen. So, I did just that and this is the color I came up with.
I love this new color! She sold me a plastic bottle that allows you to mix the colors together and store it properly. So I have that for the next time I want to use this.
Here is a close up of the color.
Oops! I forgot to mention that I used dark wax on this piece. She said not to use the clear on it first though because it won't turn out the same color as this. It will be more blueish grey.
I changed up the accessories on top to better contrast with the new dark color.
Oh and one other thing I bought at her store were these cute painted old books.
Aren't they neat? I loved them when I saw them. They are painted in chalk paint and then stenciled on top! I never would've thought to do that. The owner of this store is so clever.
If you're ever looking for some Annie Sloan chalk paint and supplies (or even Miss Mustard Seed) check out her website. She sells online and has the lowest prices!
Click HERE to go to the store's website. It is called Brushstrokes by Maryanne.
Note: She did not compensate me for this. These are just my own opinions.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend.
~ Kelly ~