Thursday, May 10, 2012

Turquoise Cabinet with Homemade Chalk Paint

O.K., I know it's really a buffet, but I thought it would look so pretty in a bedroom.

And doesn't it look pretty with pink?  Looks like I forgot to take a before picture.  It was your typical wood with newspaper glued to the top.  As I was trying to remove the paper, it occurred to me that years from now people will be stripping all this painted furniture, working desperately to remove all the stuck on book pages and sheet music, all the while wondering why anyone would paint furniture with such ugly colors.

But today, I find the color fresh and happy.

While we are on the subject of paint colors, this was painted with homemade chalk paint using valspar weathered glass.

The details on this piece are so wonderful.  I took this to my new space at Big Bend Antique Gallery in Maplewood, Missouri.  The managers there told me the best selling furniture colors are white, gray, and black.  I didn't listen.


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