I admit it. I am obsessed with color. I’ll get into these kicks where I paint everything the same color. Not the exact shade, just the same color family. About a year ago, it was blue. I did my son’s nursery in navy and my guest room in turquoise. My kitchen and my guest bathroom: You guessed it! Both blue.
When I first started painting furniture for Worthwhile ReStyle, I became obsessed with a color called Blue Arrow by Valspar. It is the perfect light grey-blue. I bought a whole gallon from Lowes, and I wish I could tell you just how many things I painted with it. It was ridiculous!
It started with my oldest son’s room. Then I liked it so much I painted the back of the bookcases in our family room and the kitchen stool which I originally planned to do in a nondescript black. I think my favorite thing I painted with Blue Arrow is this little groovy slate-top side table.
After about six months, even my ten year old started to complain about all the blue I was doing. I admit, I was getting my fill…until..I discovered peacock blue. Peacock Tail to be exact.
The first thing I painted was a couple of lamps. Did you know you can easily paint metal and all kinds of different surfaces with chalk paint? Talk about an easy ReStyle for outdated brass lamps! My friend, Catherine, fell in love with these and claimed them as her own shortly after I finished them.
So when I found this sweet little dresser at an online auction, she was just calling out for some Peacock Tail!
Once covered in Peacock Tail, Catherine took one look at the dresser and just HAD to have it. It is now happily living in the bedroom of her new home next to the matching lamps.
She loves the color so much that I have to offer her the “right of first refusal” for anything painted this paint.
I thought I loved this shade. But recent events have lead me to believe that Catherine has me beat. She loves it so much that she bought a new Keurig coffee maker just to match her dresser. Now THAT is obsessed with color! Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Do you ever have color-obsessions? What shades of blue do you love best?