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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  1. I love the paint color. It is such a pretty and feminine blue. You are right; it does look great in the bedroom. I love it and the pink night gown!

    Love and Hugs,


  2. This is just lovely! I JUST tried this chalk paint recipe today on a few small frames and I am quite happy with it! LOVE the color on this piece and the way you've accessorized it! The vintage nightie is gorgeous!

  3. What a precious little cabinet! Love the paint job. I'd love it if you linked this up at my weekly party on Monday - Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life.

  4. It's beautiful! I would totally put that piece in my bedroom!

  5. I'm glad you didn't listen to the managers! This color is gorgeous! I have no doubt it will sell quickly! Great job!

  6. You made a beautiful decision to paint it this gorgeous color!!! What do they know??? Let us know how quickly it sells!!!

  7. I didn't listen.
    Love it!

    The piece is pretty too ;)
    Turned out wonderful!

  8. Love the color. I have got to paint something this color. So pretty!

  9. This is gorgeous. Love that color...just wrote it down so i don't forget :)

  10. Very pretty, love the detail and color!!! Hope it sells quickly. And yes, I too wonder what someone in the future will think about our furniture makeovers.


  11. so so pretty! gotta love teal. super cute! i would love for you to add this to my weekend link party. check it out here:
    {love} lauryn @

  12. Oh, wow, I just LOVE this. That color is gorgeous. And it looks great with the pink!

  13. I love the color, and looks great with the pink.

  14. Beautiful! I love the color!

  15. It is a happy color. Looks great in the bedroom. I have a buffet holding my television. No rules. Whatever works.

  16. Its beautiful love your makeover and just the lil touches of pink you added to decorate

  17. Aqua is so cheerful and fun to me. It seems make reds,yellows, greens, and pinks just pop and dazzle. And it looks fantastic with white! Great vignette!

  18. This piece is perfect to use in so many places in the home. And the color is beautiful. Everyone needs a pop of color somewhere in their home. Darling piece. I'm sure it will be snatched up quickly.
    Mary Alice

  19. I agree that sometime in the future, the painted look will go out of style. Yet for now, I love it too. I think white, gray, and black are "safe colors" which is why they sell the best. However, I love the blue shade you used. It's soft, yet I like that it has enough punch to stand out too. I'm sure someone will think it's perfect for their home. I'm going to have to get around to trying to make my own chalk paint because I have several pieces of furniture for my own home I want to paint.

  20. That is one of the sweetest cabinets I have ever seen~and what a beautiful color! Angie

  21. Who cares if it's a hutch of some kind. That's the cutest thing I've seen in a while and you picked a great color! Did you paint it black first or is that just really dark wood underneath. I would love this way more than gray, black or white. Good work. I found this post at Cowgirl Up at Cedar Hill Ranch. Hope you'll stop and see me at Quirky Vistas.


  22. This is so nice!! what do you say about following each other?;)

  23. What a gorgeous color! The piece is fantastic. You did a great job.

  24. I love it and the color is gorgeous!

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