Friday, January 30, 2009

Sea Fog

When I saw this cover of "O at Home" (Winter 2008) the other day, I suddenly realized what colour I want to paint my home office furniture.  I want it to be pale blue, like the walls in this serene photo.This space is the perfect incarnation of the colours I want in my home office.  There is the blue and white theme, accented by striped brown and white blinds (I intend to use linen-coloured fabric) and little pops of pink and green and turquoise.

So, I decided to paint my furniture a colour called "Sea Fog" (by General Paint), which I mentioned in a previous post.  This was my first instinct, so it was time to finally commit (I can always change it, after all!).  Like any good engineer, it takes me forever to make a decision while I consider every possible solution, but when I'm ready, it's full speed ahead!

Tonight, I started with the ugly dark blue dresser.  I emptied the drawers and took it apart, removing the old hardware (which I'll replace).
I bought a new tarp to put under everything (my previous tarps were borrowed and have since gone home).  Then I wiped everything down with a damp cloth - the dresser had been stored in the garage, and I didn't realize how dirty it actually was until I started cleaning!  After it dried, I started painting the dresser (for instant gratification) and finished with the drawers.
The colour is very tranquil and pretty, a peaceful baby blue.  
Tomorrow I'll do a second coat, and if I like the way it looks, I will paint the bookcase.  Come back soon to see my progress.  Tomorrow morning after my yoga class, I'll go pick up new knobs at Lee Valley.  I already have my eye on some little crystal ones.

13 comments:

  1. belle déco sur ton blog!


    manon france

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  2. Good idea to go with your first instinct. Looking good so far! Ooh, my word verification for this comment is 'bless'.

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  3. Well done you - great choice :)

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  4. I can't wait to see what it turns up like. Great choice!

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  5. Looks great. I remember that photo from O at Home - a very peaceful, lovely blue. You've inspired me to get going on some of my projects!

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  6. This is the best way to enjoy a project - when someone else is doing the work! I am enjoying the transformation of your dresser.

    I know what you mean about going full steam ahead once you know you have found the right thing. I am the same way.

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  7. It's so funny what you said about engineers and making decisions because I taught a drawing class to a group of engineers. They said their boss had asked them to take the class to help them loosen up and make "quicker decisions." LOL! The dresser looks great!

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  8. Isn't it great when something just strikes you to get inspired? I love that you got the magazine, got inspired by the color on the cover and DID the project!!! So many of us just think about how nice it would look... Good Job!

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  9. Love the inspiration photo, and how could you go wrong with a name as lovely as sea fog? Great choice, and it will be perfect with the crystal knobs! Beautiful!
    xo Isa

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  10. Very pretty! And I'm the same way - wanting the instant gratification when I'm working on a project :)

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  11. What a wonderful transformation. Sea Fog is one of my favourite colors. Well done!!

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  12. I like the photo - a nice calm bluish gray. :)

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