Saturday, February 16, 2013

Adding a pop of color

                Happy Valentine's Day friends!
 I can finally say I'm done!! 
With the furniture makeovers in Mackenzie's room that is, we still have to paint the walls, I'm hoping we can get started this weekend. Her ceiling needs to be painted also so I'll be needing the hubs help with that... because I don't do ceilings!
My MIL bought this chest for me when we first got married. It was whitewashed with stenciled flowers on it. A few years ago I repainted it white added some glaze and a new stencil to it.
Here's how it used to look...
And here's how it looks now... I figured with her walls being white her room was going to need a fun pop of color, so I used AS chalk paint in Antibes along with both the clear and dark wax.
Can you believe I gave this piece 2 coats and I only used a sample pot...this paint goes a long way!
I added a new stencil to the top, and sanded it down to make it look worn before I waxed it.


Mackenzie takes after her mama and loves green, she picked this color out and loves how it turned out!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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41 comments:

Ron said...

I love green too. You always do a great job, Martina. Your daughter is one lucky girl. xo

Dawn said...

My favorite AS paint color:) The chest looks perfect, I can't wait to see a whole room view:)

Kelly said...

Wow! That paint does go a long way. Isn't it nice to take something and completely give it a new look? Paint is magical. Very nice.

Judy K said...

That is a beautiful green. Love a pop of color. Ceilings are tough...I don't blame you for waiting for some help. The last time I painted a ceiling by myself it took several showers to get all of the paint out of my hair!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Love that pop of color...a fun shade of green! Looks so pretty!

Shelia said...

Oh Martina! I love this sweet chest and the story behind it. I love the color you chose. What a room this is going to be! Happy Valentine's Day, sweet friend.
Shelia ;)

Deserae said...

Looks great! Love that shade of green too :o) Happy Valentine's Day!
~Des

NanaDiana said...

I love it- it really adds a bright pop of color- especially once the walls are painted it will really pop- xo Diana

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

What a perfect pop of color!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Such a fun color! I can't wait to see the room reveal!
xo, Andrea

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Martina, I love the transformation!
Love the pop of colour!!

Andrea said...

such a pretty, vibrant colour!!

Leslie Harris said...

what a great color! I love it Martina. I can't wait to see the room.
Leslie (Gwen Moss)

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

What a lovely colour and I love that last photo of the sun streaming into her room with the snow in the background. x Sharon

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh I just love it Martina! Happy color choice, one of my favs. P.S. blog is fine now:)

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Martina,
Great pop of colour!
So pretty & fresh!
I can't wait to see the walls painted, no pressure though ;0)
You too work so well together!
Happy Valentine's Day to you & yours!
All the Best,
Christine

At The Picket Fence said...

Fantastic color! Can't wait to see how the room turns out and good luck with the painting this weekend! :-)
Vanessa

chateau chic said...

Pretty, pretty!! That's going to look beautiful against the white walls.
Mary Alice

Gina said...

Great color choice! That will be the perfect pop of color against the white walls.

PamLuvsPink said...

Hi Martina!!

It looks great!!!

I love that shade of green too. It sure pops out at you which is fantastic.

Pam

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Martina,
What a pretty makeover..love how you sanded it down some.

Blessings,
Linda

Cindy said...

Mackenzie has great taste, that is a gorgeous green! The chest looks wonderful!
Hugs, Cindy

Cindy said...

Mackenzie has great taste, that is a gorgeous green! The chest looks wonderful!
Hugs, Cindy

Olive said...

I love it in green with that stencil. You are so busy-can I nap for you?

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Looks beautiful, love the GREEN!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

What a fun and cheerful color!

Pamela said...

Now that is a true pop of color! Love it Martina!:)

Art and Sand said...

ASCP Antibes is my favorite color. I have several pieces I painted in that color.

Your chest turned out beautiful.

The Refeathered Roost said...

I love that shade of green! You did such a wonderful job on this. The stencil work is a beautiful touch too. Love it!
melinda

Anne said...

What a fun pop of color!Can't wait to see her room reveal!
xx
Anne

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Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

That is such a fun and bright colour, perfect on a smaller trunk like that for a pop of colour.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute cute. Love the green and yes that paint goes forever.

Emz said...

I love green! Martina this looks amazing and pretty! Awesome work!

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Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

It looks great in there Martina! I love the pop of color and love how it looks right under the window. Well done by both of you!

Have a great day.
Pam

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How bright and cheery is this. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

It looks beautiful Martina. I love the added stencils. I adore green too :) It's such a happy color.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I can see why she loves the chest and the color...it is beautiful...the Antibes Green is such a cheery color..love the view from her window!

Finding Home said...

Such a pretty color! Well done! Take care, Laura

Sue said...

What a happy, cheerful color! I like the "aged" stencil on top.
What a nice addition to your daughter's room. :-)

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