7.13.2012

Custom Color

Well, I have done it again. I have repainted a piece again. Yes, I know I just can't leave things alone for very long. I have been having very good luck lately finding some ironstone pitchers, plates and bowls and decided to display them on this plate shelf. I wasn't loving the ironstone against the wall color so first I painted the wall with ASCP in Aubusson.

That really made the white dishes pop and then I wasn't loving the aubusson with the blue color I had on the plate shelf so I thought and thought about what color to use.

I decided on a vintage green look. Then I had to come up with a color from my stash of chalk paints because I sure don't need to buy anymore. This is what I love about these paints. They are easy to mix to create a new color.

I grabbed an old glass dish and mixed Pure White, Chateau Grey and Atibes Green together until I had the right green.

I don't have any exact measurements. Just a blob of this and a blob of that and a little bit more of that, etc.

I LOVE this color and it blends well with the colors in the surrounding rooms.

I brushed on two coats followed by clear and dark waxes and buffing.


I found the ironstone platters and the bowls at my favorite antique stop, The Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta.
The bowls are Homer Laughlin and I got the three for $24.


I love the scalloped edge of the bowls. Here you can see the wall painted blue with some Antibes green brushed over it here and there and then sanded.

The three vintage pitchers on top are recent ebay buys. The large one in the middle is the broken one I blogged about and I decided to place it here.

The large vintage platters were $9 each from the same antique mall as the bowls.

Here is how it looked before.

This project only took me a few minutes to paint and then I waxed it and buffed it the next day.
Such an easy way to get a whole new look.
I will show the whole new look of this area soon.


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68 comments:

  1. I really like the new color. The green with the blue is great and of course, I love the white ironstone. Looks wonderful against the blue wall.

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  2. It's really beautiful. I love the new colors.

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  3. I LOVE LOVE the new look Kim! What a great idea painting the wall, it really makes all your ironstone pop!

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  4. The newly invented color is beautiful, Kim!

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  5. WOW! That looks great. The dark wall really does make the ironstone pop!

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  6. Kim,
    I love that color.It looks vintage and really does make your white ironstone pop!What a great collection.You really are lucky finding all of that.I have not seen much of that at all lately.
    ((Hugs))
    Anne

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  7. Love, love, love the new colors...especially the blue!!

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  8. Beautiful difference, Kim! I love the new look.

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  9. Kim...I just love the new colors and I love how you just decide at the spur of the moment to do a project and get it done so quickly....There is definitely no moss growing under your feet!!!....You are so right...the ironstone just pops with the new color scheme....Great job Kim...now, a question...Did Mr Savvy notice the new paint color?

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  10. Wow, so pretty Kim! Well done. xo ~Liz

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  11. Beautiful!! Custom was for sure the way to go and I love the way your ironstone looks against it. Nicely done!
    Heidi :)

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  12. Hi Kim,
    Nothing is safe from your paint brush!!! But, I do love the new color and all the pretty ironstone ware.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  13. Love the green and love the fresh summery crisp and bright look you have created, well done.

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  14. You are the Woman of Paint, Kim. Great job, and boy, was I impressed that you were mixing paint on your granite counter?? Is ASCP easy to clean up? xo

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  15. Love the colour Kim! Looks amazing and adds a nice pop of colour. x J

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  16. I love the color and you did a fabulous job painting it!

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  17. great color combination! I love what you came up with!

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  18. Hi Kim, I love watching you transform your pieces. I too love to use ASCP, but I cannot make myself comfortable using her wax. I think I even e-mailed you once when I was having trouble achieving the look I was going for with the wax. My question to you is, would you be willing to maybe do a tutorial on how you apply the paint..and especially the waxes?
    Thanks so much in advance

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  19. That paint is amazing. I just saw it for the first time last month (no stores around us have it). I cant believe how good the final product looks when your all done.

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  20. Love.the shade of green along with the white itonstome. Looks great.

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  21. Such a cleaner fresher look using all white dishes in there. You know how I love those! I wondered if you added a back panel to your wall hutch. I now realize you painted the wall behind it! That was a creative idea. The new green color on the outside reminds me of the jadite dishes from the 50's. It's very vintage.

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  22. Love the new color on your plate rack....your ironstone really pops now and looks so beautiful!!!!
    ~Des

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  23. This should be called Savvy Southern Green! I really love all the colors going on there! They play so well together.
    YOu know my love for ironstone... drool!
    Please join TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS your custom painted shelf!

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  24. It looks wonderful Kim! I love that you can mix ASCP colors and create your own too.

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  25. I love the color you mixed up, Kim! It looks really pretty on the plate rack.

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  26. I love the custom color. It's a great look for the piece. I love chalk paint too!

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  27. what a lovely color, looks great with the white, you really have a knack for mixing colors!!

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  28. Very beautiful, but I've noticed a competition between you and your sister every time she does something you seem to follow. That is great that you are very similar.

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  29. My Haven, there is no competition between me and my sister. We just have very similar taste.

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  30. This looks great. Love the white ware too.

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  31. Love the color Kim- it turned out gorgeous!

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  32. Kim- I absolutely LOVE that color of green you mixed up. I was blue and white for years and a few years ago I went to the greens and whites and they just keep pulling me back. I just find green such an earthy, warm color. YOUR color should be patented!!! xo Diana

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  33. Absolutely beautiful! Love the green :)
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  34. Looks great with all your beautiful ironstone pieces!

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  35. Kim you did a fabulous job i just love what you do!

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  36. Love it, Kim! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  37. Love the colour Kim. You get the most amazing deals!

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  38. Nothing wrong with the before look at all but the new after is so fresh, and even though it has a simplified color palette, it to me makes more of a singular graphic statement ... I'm loving it. I seriously have to get some of this ASCP and give it a try.

    Robin
    happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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  39. Love the new look, Kim. Perfect for your wonderful ironstone.

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  40. What a pretty shade of green. You have a great eye for color. Lovin' the new look!

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  41. Kim, you are a genius for just painting the wall behind your shelf. I really love your custom color, and I know I'm not supposed to covet, but I covet your ironstone collection!

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  42. I love that color combination, and the ironstone looks so fresh and bright against the darker background. Question, how did you paint the blue on the wall? While the shelf was up, or did you trace around the shelf openings? Or am I mistaken and the shelf actually has a back that you painted?

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  43. Beautiful color choices! Beautiful display of ironstone! Love it all!

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  44. it is fun to be able to create your own color!
    i can't wait to see the whole area. Nik and I were looking at your whole house post last night and saying how amazing it all is:)
    happy FRIDAY:)
    xo

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  45. I love it so much I may need to copy it, if you don't mind. I have antibes green on my bar stools right now, but love your new color combo:)

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  46. I love it so much I may need to copy it, if you don't mind. I have antibes green on my bar stools right now, but love your new color combo:)

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  47. Your new color is great. You amaze me with your courage to try new things like this. Love the new look with your ironstone grouping.

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  48. As always looks fantastic. Love all your new ironstone.

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  49. Kim...love the color. I didn't know they sold small bottles of paint like that. I painted my dinning room chairs, but I have got to find the time to paint my hutch. I am hoping I can find the time sometime in August.

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  50. You ALWAYS make this look so easy, Kim!! I'm pretty sure it could end up trouble with me. ;)

    Thank you so much for your kind words on yesterday's post. They are deeply appreciated. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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  51. Absolutely gorgeous! Love, love, love both looks. Just one question, what is the difference using the clear wax and then the dark? I was going to do a piece this weekend but was going to do the opposite.

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  52. Isn't that cool??
    Sweet trick to paint the wall behind!
    Anything will look good in that...even your colored plates!
    Nancy

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  53. I love the new paint color! Annie Sloan is going to be calling you for paint advice :)

    blessings,
    karianne

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  54. It really makes the ironstone pop Kim! Love your Cow creamers!

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  55. You're amazing, Kimmie! It looks good.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  56. Lisa, since you are a no reply comment blogger I hope you come back here for an answer since I can't answer you by email. You need to use the clear wax first on chalk paint. That way when you use the dark you can control the amount of dark you want. You can remove the dark with some clear wax if you put to much on. If you do dark directly to the paint it is stuck. You cannot take it off.

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  57. Wow! That is one fantastic difference. I love it!!!

    Dee

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  58. I like the color and I think I have that little cow creamer too.

    ~Bliss~

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  59. Just love the color combinations you used here. The possibilities are endless when you mix white...which makes it all alot of fun! Great job!!

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  60. Love the new colors with all that gorgeous ironstone!

    It looks perfect, Kim!

    xo-Lisa

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  61. Wow, you mixed up an excellent color! Bravo. I do like the new look. I am loving monochromatic displays a lot these days. Peaceful. I like the simplicity. I am also hooked on white ironstone pieces. Love it! I am your newest follower! I think I am in for a treat!

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  62. It is gorgeous in the new colour. Love the white dishes too.

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  63. That's my absolute favorite shade of green - I LOVE it!
    Stacy

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  64. That new color is just great and really works with your ironstone pieces. But is it ok if I still like the before too?

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  65. Wow, it looks beautiful! I love the custom color and it makes a gorgeous display for all your lovely ironstone!

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  66. My heart just leaped a little bit! My favorite thing is to mix color; I find it so soothing, for some reason. I love what you did; my favorite colors are blue and green so anything along those lines make me smile! As a matter of fact, I just painted my built-ins a nice blue green and displayed my grandmother's china in them. Your picture caught my eye because they are quite similar!

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  67. Gorgeous! I'm featuring you on Saturday! I love your switch it up every once in a while inspiration! XO, Aimee

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