Saturday, July 18, 2015

Annie ~

I love thrifting...

I love going to all the thrift  shops and love finding things I can paint and make my own...

Especially love this wooden magazine rack.

 Since my favorite colors on the planet (for now) are
turquoise...aqua...robin egg egg blue....
that's the colors I am looking for.

I like the color of my WELCOME sign...
the watering can...
especially love the washed aqua of the BEATLE/BEETLE  pillow.

I adore this BAHAMA..or is it BERMUDA color inside my black hutch (the post on it is HERE)
I've really been wanting to try ANNIE SLOAN Chalk Paint.
I mean, everywhere I turn, I hear rave reviews about it.

and they sell.....

I walked right in like I knew what the heck I was doing and, there, on a large
table right by the door,
they had little painted pieces of wood in all the colors.

It only took one glance and I

ahhh, the Frenchness of it all...
a soft almost "washed-out"  aqua...

I just love it when I find a paint color that I LOVE....
(daughter accuses me of choosing my paint by their names....
like Natural Wicker or Bermuda OR Bahama Blue....)

and then....

I took another look at that magazine rack and
all I could see were

20 little tiny round

Wish me luck 'cause I'm not
very good at this sort of thing.

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  1. No, neither am I, which is how I talk myself out of so many painting chores. That color is beautiful, though. It'll keep you calm as you go. All the best!

  2. shocked you haven't used ASCP yet. It's like a drug, so don't open that can of paint unless you're willing to get an addiction!

  3. I'm into blue at this stage in life, too, so I love all the blue in this post!

  4. Ha! I've been accused of choosing my drinks because of their names, LOL! Love these colors and your new thrifting piece!

  5. Oh, that's a good piece! You can do it, you can do it! Can't wait til it's finished.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Pretty color! I know you can do it! Just put a very small amount of paint on the brush for the spindles and let several light coats instead of one heavy coat. You got this!

  7. Have to confess, blue is not a personal favorite - but your enthusiasm is contagious!
    I, too, keep hearing about chalk paint (it looks good enuff to sip - lol), but I'm too bashful to try. Can't wait to see the transformation, BJ!

  8. The magazine rack will be wonderful painted blue!

  9. It will look terrific and you can do it. You are very talented and the chalk paint is very forgiving. Can't wait to see the transformation.

  10. Love the duck egg blue but Providence is right up there.

  11. Love it too. Can't wait to see the finished product! XXOO

  12. Good luck with your spindles!
    I am attracted to pretty named paints, too. :D
    (And I really like the aqua hues)>

  13. Beautiful colors! Spindles? Ugg.. Good luck!


  14. The blues are so beautiful. Gorgeous shades. And i have a magazine rack just like yours... but it's not painted.

  15. Beautiful color . . . I can't wait to see your finished piece . . .
    Quite the buy for $6.00 . . . you go girl!
    It will be so charming . . .

  16. You should check out Valspar Chalky Paint, it's not as expensive as Annie Sloan and they can color match any of their colors.

  17. BJ you are very talented and always happy to share so we can learn. Pop on over to Mountain Breaths if you have time....I know you'd enjoy the barn sale ;o)

  18. I've always leaned toward traditional wood grain but you are tempting me.

  19. BJ, can't wait to see the results of the painting. I'm sure you can do it, and I do like the color.

  20. Hello BJ, what a great find. And I love the Aqua color. I can not wait to see your finished piece! Happy Sunday, have a great new week ahead!

  21. I love the vintage magazine rack too! I would love to visit the Thrift Shop too. Enjoy the painting!

  22. Choosing paint, by name... Is there any other way?????????????????? ,-)

    But that magazine rack.... All I see, looking at that, is all those things to DUST!!! Nope, I am not a jolly duster! -grin-


  23. That's a great find, but you're right about the spindles. You could consider spray paint for the spindles (maybe white or a reasonably close color), the chalk for the rest with some of the chalk on the spindles, then sanded a bit or aged up, so it would look like it goes together. If you do something like that, spray first!

  24. Just love the magazine rack. Love the color you are going to paint it. I know you will do a great job. Looking forward to seeing the finished project. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  25. BJ, I laughed about what your daughter said. :):) I do like that very pale aqua. Now I am eager to see the finished project. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  26. I am sure that this piece will make a wonderful addition to your collection....
    .. and such nice shades of "Blue"... have a pleasant Sunday, dear Lady...

  27. Nice magazine rack bj ... I am not fond of painting spindles either, but maybe doing a couple of light coats will make it easier. Good luck and have fun.
    Happy Sunday.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  28. You go girl. This will look beautiful when done. Doing light coats on the spindles will make the job seem easier. Happy Sunday.

  29. Wonderful post :)
    Have a great week !

  30. Oh I laughed when I heard that your daughter accuses you of choosing paint colors by the name. My husband says that about me. And I confess that it does. So much so that now I cover the names when choosing a color and try not to let myself be influenced. It's hard. Love the color, love the name. Your magazine rack will look gorgeous. Keep a dry-ish brush so it won't drip.

  31. It's gonna be so cute!!! Can't wait to see it, and I'm really looking forward to hearing what you think of the paint.

  32. I find blue very calming. Looks great, and what a cool magazine rack.


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