If you are anything like me, you love a deal. Am I right? Of course I am! Lowes recently had their paint samples on sale for $.99 so I snagged a few for a project that I have been itching to do for a long time. Did you know that they can custom make any color in the 8 oz. sample size? How amazingly cool is that?
Do you like the color Peacock Blue? I do, I Do, I DO! What exactly is peacock blue? Well, it isn’t teal or navy…it is something in between. Lately, I have been drooling over blue painted furniture. Check out this beautiful leggy table from Create Inspire…
…and this awesome distressed peacock blue cabinet (isn’t that stenciled wall amazing?!)
…what about this stunning and black dresser (swoon!)
… and this glossy dresser…
They are all amazing, don’t you think?
I have been craving me some peacock blue and guess what? I got some! Here’s a peek:
This is what I started with:
It’s an old stereo cabinet that I painted black years ago, but it was pretty beat up looking. Ugly! Before painting the whole thing, I had to decide which of my paint samples I was going to use:
I chose Blue #3 which is Olympic One Celestial Blue.
Those of you who haven’t painted furniture before might think that it is a big undertaking to paint a piece furniture, but…it’s…not! This project took me no more than 90 minutes start to finish, including drying time. Less than two measly hours! And, the coolest part was that I was able to get 2 coats of paint from one little $.99 paint sample with paint left over. Even if you had to pay full price for the sample, $3.48, that is a killer deal for a “new” piece of furniture. And, trust me, it does seem like we have a new piece of furniture. Check it out:
Let me just say that it is really hard to photograph this color accurately in my dining room. In real life, it is the perfect peacock blue.
You may recognize those door pulls from my haul that I got at the Roses and Rust Vintage Market in Redding, CA last year:
They were 3 for $1! What a deal! What a steal! I guess that if I were being realistic, I would tack that extra $.66 on my title, but I’m not going to.
Are you craving some peacock blue, too? Grab a paint sample, pick a piece of furniture and do a re-do, too!
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