As you probably already know, I mix my own ‘beachy blue’ paint color. I started with a standard Ralph Lauren turquoise back when we first switched our shop over to Sophie’s Cottage.
It was a pretty BRIGHT shade. About half way through that can of paint I decided to tone it down a bit and added some white. Then a while later I wanted it to be more AQUA than turquoise, so I added some green. And the color just sort of evolved into a variety of shades.
Most recently, my color had become a very bright aqua; which I LOVED for a while. But I was ready for a change. Usually I have a little bit of my current color to start with and add to that. This time I completely ran out of the aqua and had to mix from scratch. I’ve been wanting to go with a more muted shade for quite some time. In the sample above, the old is on the right and the new on the left.
I decided that this dresser would be my first project with the new color.
It took a considerable amount of sanding to get most of the old blue paint off. Then I primed it with KILZ; then 2 coats of my ‘new blue’; and sanded it to distress. It really doesn’t look all THAT different from the old color now! (but we’ll see when I have something painted with the old blue to set beside it!)
I used some really BIG finials for the two knobs on the top two small drawers.
Michael thinks the big knobs are a bit gaudy; but I LOVE the sparkle!
This dresser is on storage for now; until room for it opens up at one of my mall spaces.