Here I am back already with another finished project, I really am on a roll at the moment and loving it!
I picked this up on Monday after purchasing it last Friday.
Unusually for me, I didn't have an immediate vision of what colour it was going to be, but I knew I didn't want to do it white...for one thing, I've just done a white dining suite and bookcase, and while white is nice (and right) for some things, it is a bit boring all the time and I thought this shelf needed a bit of character that white just wouldn't give it!
I started playing with my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® collection (it's not much yet, I only have 3 colours!) and came up with this green which I absolutely love...you know I have a thing for green ;)
It is a 1:1 mix of Antibes Green and Duck Egg.
Some of you might think that I am limiting my market by not sticking to 'safe' saleable colours.
To that I say: I do this because I love it, I have an absolute passion for it and each and every piece I create, I would be thrilled to leave in my own home. If I painted everything 'safe' colours I wouldn't have lasted very long because there is no thrill at all in that for me.
I like to paint things in a way that makes me smile when I look at them.
If you are reading here, hopefully they make you smile too :)
I love how this paint distresses!
So why on earth have I called this Sweet Pea you ask? Some people name or number their painted furniture and I've never done that, mainly because I think I would have trouble thinking up cool names. I wouldn't have trouble thinking of numbers, obviously, but like too much white and neutral furniture, that's a bit boring ;)
Last night on Facebook I wondered about a name for this colour and some of my readers posted great suggestions. I got Mint Fudge, Clementine, Esmerelda Emerald and Summer Field which were all beautiful, but the first suggestion won me over...it's something I call my daughter...Sweet Pea - thanks Yvonne for the great suggestion! Of course I can't really give the paint colour a name, it's not my paint to name. So I've named the piece of furniture instead....next piece I paint this colour might have to be Sweet Pea 2 or Mint Fudge!
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