Turning Blue

5.14.2012

I have told y'all that I have been adding blue in the sun room. Well, while watching television the other day the cabinet that it is in told me to paint it again. Yes, my furniture talks to me and I tried to ignore it, but I am weak and caved. I didn't have any blue paint so I went to the local antique mall and bought two sample jars of ASCP in Louis Blue and Greek Blue. Here is what I did.


Let's see. How many layers of paint do I have on here now?

I'm not sure. I have lost count. 

But the more layers I add the crustier and chippier and older it looks.

Isn't that the look most of us are trying to create?

I painted the Louis Blue and Greek Blue on in different areas and took some back off with a damp rag. After it was dry I waxed with clear and dark waxes and then buffed.

Yep, that is what this piece told me to do. Ignore the reflection on the t.v.

48 comments:

  1. I love the addition of blue and I am intrigued about that little peek.:-)

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  2. I am loving the blue! My furniture doesn't talk to me...if it did, it would probably tell me to make Rosie stop biting its legs! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!
    -Shelley

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  3. That is gorgeous! The more layers the better I say!!

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  4. Love the hint of blue! Just so pretty! Have a great week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  5. Nice addition adding the blue Kim. The more layered the better in my book! Are those red ticking pillows from HG? I saw them a few weeks ago and was thinking about getting them for my sitting room. Now I'm sorry I didn't!

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  6. Kim...you know the saying "a rolling stone gathers no moss?" That's you, friend...always busy busy! Looks fab...can't wait to see more! :)

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  7. The blue looks great on your tv cabinet. Love the sneak peak!

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  8. It looks great Kim. I am going to try to get all my painting done this summer. Let you know how it comes out.

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  9. It looks great Kim. I am going to try to get all my painting done this summer. Let you know how it comes out.

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  10. Every room is better for having some blue!

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  11. Kim....I love the new blue paint color addition. What is up with the tease on the pillows? I LOVE that fabric.

    Can't wait to see the reveal :)

    Happy belated Mother's Day to you!
    blessings,
    karianne

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  12. You are such a pro at these paint jobs. Pretty pillows too!

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  13. Looking real good kim. Love the rooster.

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  14. Oh man..that looks like the perfect amount of layers!

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  15. I'm a lover of blue, so it's the perfect transformation in my book. Love how you were able to create that aged layer look!
    Mary Alice

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  16. This is why I consider you my Annie Sloan Guru! Great project.

    Gretchen

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  17. Love the blue....such a pretty color! You are such a tease with that sneak peek :o)
    ~Des

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  18. Yep, lots of layers, and I love it Kim!

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  19. Perfect, I really am enjoying seeing all the blue touches. I think I may have to get some of those blue ASCP colors. Thanks for sharing:)

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  20. You little silly! Your paint job looks great and I'm loving those pretty fabrics you're teasing us with.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  21. Always teasing us ... look forward to seeing more. And, I love the new layer of paint ... wonderful choice.

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  22. You make me laugh. And my husband thinks I change thing around a lot, too. Sometimes, I move things just to see if he will notice (and he does ;o) I'm into blue right now, too. Love that fabric in the last picture.

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  23. I love the blue too. The layered look is fun to do. Nice job!

    Dropping by from Met Monday.
    Allison
    Atticmag

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  24. Kim, You know I love the color blue so of course I think the new color is wonderful!
    xo, Sherry

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  25. That turned out so pretty! Love the blue added to that cabinet.

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  26. Kim, I really like the finish on this piece. I'm a big fan of blue, too. What's not to love?

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  27. Kim - that is the most beautiful blue patina I've ever seen! I just love it. My next two ASC paints are going to be LB and GB! Thank you for the inspiration!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  28. I am trying to remove the blue...but I am stuck with blue carpet for now.....
    Your doors look great...
    Nancy

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  29. Wow, Kim, you sure did nail the look we are all trying to create. You did an incredible job. Love the blues too.

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  30. I'm amazed at anyone who just gets up and starts to paint! What courage you have! I love that shade of blue. ~Zuni

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  31. I bet the TV also appreciates you sprucing up the insides of your cabinet from time to time! I think the blue is lovely!

    Kat

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  32. Loved this and so glad I found your blog through Carla! I have so wanted to carry this paint in my shop and hopefully can one day! I at least want to try it out! Love what you did to your piece of furniture and I definitely love the layers!
    Carolyn Bradford
    mulberryheightsantiques.com

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  33. Love this new "layer". Perfect! I have been a rather silent reader and can't wait to see your colors for your sunroom! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

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  34. Kim...your cabinet just spoke to me too..."He" (well you know it has to be of that gender as it is a "TV" cabinet)..
    He said he just loves his new duds...as blue is definitely for boys...

    And for me...I am speaking on behalf of myself..I LOVE the color!!...You did a fantastic job creating that chippy look....and love your sneak peek!!....

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  35. Kim...you crack me up! But you know I love all your Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ touches in your home....beautiful as always!

    janet xox
    The Empty Nest

    ps...love the fabric!!!!!

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  36. such an awesome look, kim! love this!

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  37. I like the red ticking with the accompanying fabric, but what do I really like? The two crates inside the tv cabinet. They are perfect there.

    ~Bliss~

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  38. Love it! Oh, the power of paint! I'm off from work next week so I'll be painting like crazy. Now where can I purchase the Annie Sloan paint? Do they carry it in stores? I've never tried it.

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  39. I love the blue, but then again, blue is my favorite color :)

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  40. Kim, I am loving the addition of blue to this room, and you did a great job with the addition of the ASCP blues to your cabinet!

    I tell you what, you are one ambitious woman! Do you ever sit still? You ought to bottle that energy! I'd buy some! ;-)

    xo-Lisa

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  41. Love the patterns on the "peeks". Super Summery looking =)

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  42. This is just so pretty! I love brown with a hint of blue...so I'd say what it spoke was perfect!! Love the layers upon layers! You've inspired me!!!

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  43. Looking forward to seeing what the fabrics are...pillows, I'll bet. :))

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  44. Very pretty! You've really mastered that chalk paint, Kim. Everything you've done has been so lovely. You make it look easy!

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  45. so Gorgeous and unique~ your so creative and such an inspiration I just lOVE your blog!

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