Saturday, November 3, 2012

Custom Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Colors


I got this fabulous display unit about a month ago when I was visiting my sisters house. It is huge and barely fit in the truck, but when there is a will, there's a way. 

Patti and I played with paint colors and decided to mix a custom shade special for this piece. The idea was a shade reminiscent of the coast because of the large seashell shapes on the front and back. We started with 2 parts of Greek Blue to 1 part Versailles which made a shade slightly darker than Duck Egg Blue. To brighten it up, we added 2 parts Antibes Green and got this...



A soft, beachy feeling color that has a sea foam green look. We named this color "Fresh Produce." 



At about eight feet tall, this free-standing unit is ideal for a store display piece. 



Prior to painting the Fresh Produce color, I hit the entire piece with Cream so that when it was distressed, some of the soft yellow would peek through the green.




There are so many great details! And, the more distressed it gets, the better it will look. 



I can just picture this unique piece in a formal dining room with cascades of silver on the shelves and fine china. Or, in a large master bedroom with a collection of vintage oddities and family pictures. Or, in a store displaying shoes, scarves and sweaters! Or, in a covered patio as a garden center. The possibilities are endless.



I just love a piece of versatile furniture! What's the most versatile piece you've ever found or purchased? 

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13 comments:

  1. My Gosh- Michelle- That is just beautiful!!!! I LOVE the color- xo Diana

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  2. Gorgeous color! I'm going to have to try it!

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  3. Love.it. That green.... I want it! Such a lovely job on your choice of distressing and revealing layers of color!

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  4. I love this! The color is fantastic and you did a beautiful job in highlighting the details.

    Peggy @ southscapedesigns.com

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  5. What a striking piece. Great color too!

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  6. What a stunning seafoam green color. Beautiful carvings!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna
    http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com

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  7. You did an absolutely beautiful paint job on this piece. Love it. Paula

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  8. This looks as if it came straight from the french flea markets of yesteryear! Absolutely stunning! don't mind if I try a piece with your new color formula!!

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  9. Gorgeous! Who is Greek Blue by?

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  10. I love the depth that is created with the colors on this piece - it's beautiful!

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  11. I love the colors and the finish - beautiful!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous!

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  13. Wow that colour is gorgeous!! We're a stockist of ASCP in the UK and we love playing around with mixing colours. Might have to try your colour mix on an old wooden chest of drawers we have :)

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