March 16, 2012

Aqua Dresser

I recently finished a dresser for a client who was looking for a nice aqua color. I wanted to use chalk paint and after seeing some of my pieces she wanted me to use chalk paint as well. But I soon discovered Annie Sloan doesn't have an aqua color!

I asked my stockist for some ideas on colors to mix to make my own aqua. She had a few different mixtures I could use but they all required 3 different colors that I didn't have. I wasn't too excited about buying 3 colors so instead I just bought Antibes Green and planned on mixing it with some Provence I already had. Perfect.

I had to try a few different mixtures but ended up with a whole lotta blue and about a 1/2 teaspoon of green. 

If you wanted to try to get an aqua from these two colors like I did I would suggest putting some Provence blue in a separate container and then starting with a tiny bit of the Antibes green and adding a little at a time until you get the color you want. 

Here's the dresser when my client brought it to me.

Sorry about the missing drawers! Beautiful on it's own, but not what they were looking for. 

I really love the color I ended up with and have some projects in mind that I'll be using it again for.

I had some fun decorating it this afternoon with random things from around the house.

I threw some baby's breath in my utensil caddy, it looks adorable, but now my silverware is just laying on my table....

Who doesn't love hydrangeas?

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend and that the weather wherever you are is as beautiful as it is here!!

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  1. You have such cute things on your blog! I'm a new follower and would love to have you stop by my brand new blog and follow, too:)

  2. Heidi, this dresser looks really nice. I like the bright color, although it sounds like it took some work to get it. I love the flowers they are lovely...I'm so happy spring is here! Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share!

  3. That is so pretty! I can't believe you made your own aqua color! You go girl!!! Thanks for the tips on how to make it! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  4. Love the aqua. It looks beautiful!

  5. Very nice your before and after!
    I'm a new follower from Italy
    Desi of Creattivando

  6. Beautiful! I love the color you created and the POP of color with the hardware, very nice!

    I would be honored if you get a chance to stop by and share at my weekly Chalk Paint link party.

  7. I love the color you got! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! The dresser looks fantastic!
    Elisa at home sweet nest