Wednesday, July 14, 2010
My blue cupboard & I am in Bologna, Italy today, guest posting for Gaia
I hope you are all having a great week.
I thought I would share a lot of pictures with you today.
I am finally sharing the pictures of my cupboard with all of you.
Sorry it took me so long to complete this post.
This cabinet is my favorite cabinet.
It has been used to store so many things in our home.
It is antique and is supposed to be from Europe.
I am not sure how old the blue paint color is, but that is the color it was when I bought it.
One side of the cabinet wasn't painted so I had the blue paint color matched at Benjamin Moore.
I think they did a great job.
I will share the formula with you at the end of this post.
I couldn't decide what color to paint the inside of the cabinet.
I at first wanted to use a bright white, and then decided to use a subtle gray color.
I first tested a few different whites and grays before making the final decision.
I put my ironstone in the cabinet to see which color would show of my ironstone the best.
I decided against a bright white since the cabinet color itself is so bright.
I ended up using two colors. For my first coat of paint, I used a Kelly Moore paint, named Swiss Coffee, which is a warm white. Then for the second layer I lightly coated a Benjamin Moore paint called Horizon. This horizon color actually looks a lot lighter inside this cabinet then it does on a wall. It is a really pretty gray to use on a wall.
I used a pearl finish. I didn't distress it in anyway. Painting the two different colors gives a bit of a layering effect.
I am really happy with the finished product.
I took a lot of pictures.....
I am also guest posting today over for the sweet Gaia over at Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland.
Gaia posted recently about painting her cupboard on her blog, and I loved what she did to her cupboard, she inspired me to paint the inside of mine!
You can visit Gaia's blog to see another way I use this cupboard.
I hope you all have a great week!
The paint color for the outside of the cabinet was color matched by
Here is the oil based formula for a quart size can of paint~
1 1/2 oy
P.S. Those grain sacks you see piled in my cupboard are in the process of being turned into fun
pillows and such.....
Posted by Dreamy Whites at Wednesday, July 14, 2010