Sunday, May 27, 2012

For the Love of Arles!

In fall, I see orange.
In winter, red.
In spring, blue (teal, specifically)
And, in summer I see yellow!

That is, to say if I were to classify my seasons by colors, those are how I would match them up.

Being that it is summer, or close to it, I thought I'd spruce up the store with some color.

How about a little Arles? The rich, golden, mustard seed yellow.

The is the piece beckoning for some Arles! This heavier than all get out and was hardly worth buying because it was so stinkin' heavy beautifully detailed armoire with amazing storage opportunities.

Yeah...there was no way I was going to brush paint this so I pulled out the sprayer and went to town. But, I only went to town for 15 minutes because it didn't take that long to paint. I even got to put a bit of Arles and a chair. See it peeking in the picture?

I used my sander and 220 grit sand paper to distress it...which, if you've ever taken one of my paint classes, you should know I nearly never use my sander to distress Annie Sloan. But, this was just so big (can you hear me whining about how big and heavy this

I actually like the distressed look that the sander gave it. It has a more chippy look in areas that I just love.

This is just one of those pieces that looks better in person. Or perhaps my photography just sucks. I just couldn't capture how cool the Arles with a little bit of dark wax ended up looking.

Six cubbies plus six really long drawers for storage galore!

We're going to be using this in the back of the store to store our tools and paints. So, it is for sale, but with a steeper than usual price...because it's so heavy...and I don't want to move it least, not for awhile!

I'm seeing a pairing of Arles and Greek Blue in the near future! I have some ideas, so stay tuned!!!


  1. Michele- That is just gorgeous..and it looks like a really well made, as you said, heavy piece. I'll be back to see what you are up to- xo Diana

  2. This is absolutely stunning - beautiful job!
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  3. Love the color! So bright and cheerful. It's a great makeover!

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  4. This is absolutely Gorgeous! I know it is heavy, but you got a really neat piece with a lot of character! I love how you distressed it. I would love for you to come over and link this up to my Weekend Linky party called Rustic Restorations Weekend! I hope to see you there :)


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