Monday, November 12, 2012

Look What Paint Can Do

I posted this the other day...

I found this in my favorite shop

 (Click the above picture to go to their web page)

So this weekend it was time to put a little elbow grease into it.
It fits so well in the room we put in into, and the bottom storage is a great place for those bulky blankets and linens.  I wanted to paint the back and sides white but not toooooo white. I bought a small can of  


Benjamin Moore™ 03 Bone White

I was going to put some of my white ironstone on the shelf and thought it looked so good with the white and the bone white behind the china. It looked great until the sun went to the other side of the house around 2 o'clock and then the paint color turned GREEN. Everyone in the house looked at it and thought the same thing.

So today I got out a can of  


Benjamin Moore™ 912 Linen White

 I got my painters tape and got to work and painted the whole back and sides again. What a difference a shade of paint can make. After drying with the windows ope


(not a bad temp for the Middle of November!)

This is what I ended up with... 


 It was fun unpacking the box with the tea cups and vases to put on the shelf. I almost can't wait for early spring to force some bulbs in those vases.

Happy Fall

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  1. Nice piece! BM Linen White is my go-to -- it never fails me.

  2. What a wonderful piece and so large. Painting the inside really makes it look like a new piece of furniture. Love how you've dressed her too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Ooh I love it!! It turned out great. I know how frustrating it is to re paint, but it's so worth it to make it look right! You decorated it soooo pretty, too.

  4. Jules,
    At times, painting can be frustrating...especially if the hue changes upon drying. I'd say you got it RIGHT this time around! Love the transformation!!! Your vignettes are stunning!