Feeling Flow Blue {in the sun room}

6.10.2013

Lately I am crazy over blue. I have always loved blue especially navy blue. It is the color I always seem to gravitate to when I am shopping for clothes. I have been adding more and more blue in my house mostly in the sun room. This is my room that I can have fun with when the mood strikes.

 
Do you see my newest painted victim piece? I know I know I can't seem to stop.

I was just sitting there in my chair to your right, where I do my blogging, and the table was just all gray and sitting there being kind of boring. So I had an idea to perk it up with some bold color.

I had been wanting to paint something with Miss Mustard Seed Milk paint in Flow Blue so I ordered some from my sponsor, Robyn Story Designs.

I love this color, but it was a bit too bright with just the paint.

You can see how bright this color is. I decided to mix some milk paint powder in Typewriter with some of the furniture wax to make a black wax.

You can see how the right side is darker after rubbing some of the wax on.

You can also see it here on the base and leg where I started applying the black wax. I had done some sanding before waxing since the paint did not do much peeling.


Here it is back in its spot. I just love this yummy color.

Just in case you need a reminder here is the gray that it was before.


I think I'm feeling Flow Blue.

I hope your day is filled with sunshine. Not so much here.
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82 comments:

  1. LOVE your summer sunroom!! That table has so much character with its scalloped edges, and the blue paint makes it shine!!
    Mary Alice

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  2. Looks great, love it!! It does add color to the space..

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  3. Love the flow blue. Raining here but I don't mind. We are usually dry by now (TN) and I am just loving how green and LUSH everything is. Gardens/plants are doing wonderful this year!

    Enjoy your day.

    tina

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  4. Very nice! Love how you toned it down with the wax. The room looks great!
    Rita C.
    http://wvpanoply.blogspot.com

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  5. That is the perfect color for your room! It really pops now in the pictures - what a difference a change in paint color can make!

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  6. One of my fave MMS colors! Looks great and picks up some of the blue in the room!

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  7. The blue is perfect for that little corner!

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  8. As much as I am wedded to gray I love that blue much much better. xo, olive

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  9. I love, love, love your summery room!! Your pillows are fabulous and I love all the painted pieces and accessories!! You have given me so much inspiration since I found your blog. Have a great day!!

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  10. That is the perfect color to blend with you room. I would want to spend all my time in there.

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  11. I love the table that color...everything looks great Kim....My family room is red, white and blue...I love the colors and have always been a fan of it...

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  12. Oh so much prettier with the darker shade of wax! Wish I'd thought of that when I used Flow Blue and found it too bright... instead I repainted.

    Have a wonderful day!

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  13. Perfect color! Just enough pop but not in your face! Love it!!~~Angela

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  14. What a lovely pop of color the table now adds to your room! You have inspired me to paint a similar table. I know what I'll be doing after work this week!
    Laura from Sunday View

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  15. Your special cocktail of a mixture did the trick, Kim! Love that more matte, muted blue; gorgeous!

    Poppy

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  16. Looks like we've both got the blues going on today :) I love the impact it made when put back in the corner. It really stands out. The table itself is a great piece too. I love how substantial the base is. Happy Monday!

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  17. that blue really works in your sunroom, love the way the layered colors show thru!

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  18. Wow that looks beautiful Kim!OH I always love seeing photos of your beautiful sun room!I want to play around with that milk paint in the fall.I don't have much time for too many projects during the summer months.
    xx
    Anne

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  19. Love the way you work and blend those colors, Kim. You are definitely in the FLOW! blessings ~ tanna

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  20. Very cute table, but what caught my eye was the red topped coffee table. I'm getting ready to paint a table and was thinking of the red-white combo. Looks great.
    Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  21. Oh I am loving that table AND that blue color Kim!! Perfect in the sunroom!! I have been gravitating towards color lately too.

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  22. I like the blue so much better!

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  23. Raining here too... I love the new table color. Lately I've been thinking about adding pops of color to accessories and furniture too. So unexpected! Love the blue!

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  24. I always think "Why is she changing that. It looks so nice as it is" And then the change is fabulous!!

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  25. Great colour! Reminds me of Aubusson

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  26. Your table really stands out with the pretty blue color! I love your blue & white rug, too.

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  27. Perfect color! Perfect touch of blue in the sunroom! I'm going to have to get MMS paint. LOVE that color!

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  28. Love the table! I can admire all those gray monotones all day long, but I could NEVER live with it!

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  29. Your table looks great, Kim. Love that blue!

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  30. Perfect punch of blue, Kim!! Your sunroom looks so inviting and happy!
    xo Heidi

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  31. Kim, sweetie, all your rearranging and repainting must make Bailey and your husband dizzy sometimes. I love how the new color on your table makes it pop against your light upholstery and walls.

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  32. Being a blue lover, I love the new blue on the table much better than the gray. The dark blue is just perfect for this room. I'm getting more inspired every day to re-do my living room.

    Judith

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  33. Kim, what a wonderful difference this made. It is a much happier color and perfect to pick up the blue accents you have in the sunroom. We like to live with blue here as well. It's in almost every room! ~ Sarah

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  34. Love your painted table - love the blue! In fact the whole room looks lovely.
    Thanks, Patty

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  35. Great color - and you are so talented with your painting! As always, your whole room looks beautiful! It's pouring here in NJ...
    -Shelley

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  36. oh my! first time commenting and I love your sun porch -- so cozy and airy and bright! the table turned out fantastic. so much richer in blue!

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  37. You know I love this room and I'm also very fond of blues. The table looks so pretty and is a lovely contrast. You have a real knack for distressing the pieces too. The grey was nice but much more of a neutral against your new chairs.

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  38. Love that color Kim! The table looks fabulous!

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  39. I love the color! Awesome makeover and really gives the table more presence!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  40. Love the table in blue in the room with all your other blues.

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  41. The "flow blue" is fantastic...and what a great idea to make the "black wax"....that corner truly pops now...The room is really looking so "americana" now...love, love it!!!

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  42. MUCH better!!! Love all those pillows btw. xxoo

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  43. Kim I love the "New" table, The Flow Blue is perfect! The entire Sun Room looks great!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    Giveaway from Splendid Sass

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  44. Love it!!! It looks great!!

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  45. Hi Kim, Your sunroom is so fabulous! Love the flow blue from MMS. You have a great eye for color. Thanks for your lovely blog.

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  46. That's funny, Kim. I had blue for years and then I kind of got away from it -went with a lot of greens and tans...now I have been flirting with the idea of blue again. lol Life just keeps revolving with the color wheel, doesn't it? I really like how the table turned out. You're right -it was too bright and I like how you toned it down- xo Diana

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  47. Kim, I LOVE that color and all the blue in your sunroom. It looks perfect for summer. The rug and pillows are beautiful too. Enjoy it! XO, Pinky

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  48. I liked the table in its grey shade but agree that the blue shade has more impact in that room now. Since your rug has a bold blue design, the furniture needs to balance that. I love the colors you've added to that room. It definitely has a summer vibe now.

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  49. Love the blue too! So pretty!
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  50. Love that room, I would never leave it.

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  51. Wow...I am feeling your flow blue too! The table is beautiful! :)

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  52. Love the Flow Blue, too, Kim! And, your special concoction works beautifully on your table ... perfect pop in the corner! Your sunroom looks amazing!

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  53. I just got some Flow Blue and am trying to decide what to paint with it? LOVE this table! The dark wax is perfect! I am looking at a lot of my gray pieces and wanting a bit more color myself. Funny how that happens. First I want everything light and neutral, and when I get it that way, I want to add some color :) Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  54. What a perfect blue ~ love how it perks up that corner!

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  55. Yes, the flow blue is beautiful on the table!

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  56. Love the blue and that table came out beautifully! I think your sunroom is great! It's like having a play room that you can redecorate with the seasons without disrupting the rest of the house! SO neat! Hope you getg some sun soon! We've been sun, rain, sun, rain, all in one day's time! Looks like we're in for a week of it. Tornadoes nearby yesterday but noting here so that's something to be thankful for! Seems a bit early for storms like this. Oh well, that's weather! Have a great day! Hugs, Leena

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  57. Every time the mood strikes you the results look great.

    Bliss

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  58. Very pretty. I love blue myself!

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  59. Kim, I love the new color and all your touches of blue!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  60. Kim, I just adore your sunroom, I would spend hours in there. Loving this table transformation. You did a great job with darkening the color a bit.

    Cynthia

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  61. Kim, your sunroom is one of my all time favorites! I wish I had your vision for how to make a painted project look even better than when first started! The table turned out beautifully.
    Diane

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  62. Love it! What is the color on your walls?

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  63. It's the perfect pop of color in your fabulous sunroom!
    Kelly

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  64. You are right. It is a yummy color. I had a nice flow blue pottery collection years ago but sold it. Nothing is safe around me! lol

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  65. The table is so pretty! I love the custom color and the pitcher lamp! Did you make the lamp yourself?

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  66. Your sun room is perfect for a 4th of July get-together, with all of its red white and blue! Love the new color on the table, and the look of the room overall. I'll bet it's a great place to unwind.

    Debbie

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  67. Oh, I LOVE that blue! Gorgeous!

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  68. Kim, I love this room! Do you mind sharing where you found those beautiful club chairs? Also, what color are the walls painted in there? It's a lovely space. Miriam

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  69. Miriam, the club chairs are from Overstock.com and the paint color is White Sand by Benjamin Moore.

    thanks

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  70. Could you share the source of your rug? It's beautiful!

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  71. The rug is a Dash & Albert rug bought from their site. dashandalbert.com

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  72. Love your sunroom! Fresh and cheerful! Where did you get that great pitcher lamp? I've been searching for a lamp with some substance and that certainly fits the bill. If you don't mind telling... spill it, Sista! ;-)

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  73. The lamp was found at the Pottery Barn outlet last year.

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  74. The flow blue table is beautiful. I also love the red top of your coffee table. Very cheerful room!

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  75. Kim, I LOVE your table! Last week I bought a small occasional table from my neighbor's garage sale. Painted it in gray chalk paint and have started to wax it. But I'm not sold on the color yet, so I started painting a garden bench in MMS Typewriter, which I love. Started googling other colors of MMS milk paint and your Flow Blue table popped up. Oh my, how pretty! I may have to redo my table now...my husband will probably look at me funny, but I know you would understand! =) Your table looks great!

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  76. Kim, I LOVE your table! Last week I bought a small occasional table from my neighbor's garage sale. Painted it in gray chalk paint and have started to wax it. But I'm not sold on the color yet, so I started painting a garden bench in MMS Typewriter, which I love. Started googling other colors of MMS milk paint and your Flow Blue table popped up. Oh my, how pretty! I may have to redo my table now...my husband will probably look at me funny, but I know you would understand! =) Your table looks great!

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  77. Love this table as blue is finding Its way into my life! I love how your table came to life with the blue!

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