fredag, januar 25, 2013

Provence


Sadly no. I have not been to Provence lately, but a girl can always dream can't she? In this case Provence refers to the Annie Sloan chalk paint colour I have used lately. With a rather happy result, if I may say so...?


I have had this old bookcase, inherited from hubby's grandmother, in our hallway for ages. The hallway is narrow, and so is the bookcase, making it work perfectly in the rather confined space.


It houses my ever expanding collection of decorating magazines, and does the job beautifully. Apart from its rather dreary "boring brown" colour. Now you may recall I very nearly "declared war" against the "bb" in my house last summer, after having discovered the aforementioned Annie Sloan paints.


Last August I painted our dining table in Cricket, which really is Provence (heavily) diluted with Old White. Leaving me with nearly a whole litre of straight Provence, to do with as I please. Above you can testify the result. Below is the starting point. I think I rather like Provence. And there is still a bit of it left in the pot...

35 kommentarer:

Irina sa...

Very nicely turned out! But tell me, before painting you clean off paint from the surface?

Anonym sa...

Utrolig fint, Mia! Skikkelig inspirerende!

Hilsen Tine S

Mrs H sa...

Lovely colour- so pretty - You've transformed your bookcase into something beautiful

Hilsen Bodil F.T. sa...

Liker den nye fargen veldig godt!

Julie sa...

Vakre fargekombinakjoner!
Elsker den blå-turkise kommoden!!!
Ønsker deg en NydeligFlott fredagskveld!!
Klem fra Julie :-)

thriftwood sa...

I like Provence too Mia, and your bookcase looks delightful!

Love Claire xxx

Heide sa...

It turned out really well, mia! I wouldn`t have liked the old one, but after painting it looks so much more nice and interesting!
You really have the immagination and courage to do a project like this, I wouldn`t have immagined its lovely outcome---- Congrats!!!!

Liz sa...

The colour is lovely - fabulous transformation.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Geli sa...

Hello Mia! It looks like in the Provence in your home with this paint! Very beautiful! I wish you a wonderful weekend! Geli

Debbie sa...

It turned out beautiful Mia and just the perfect size for a hallway, isn't it? Have a wonderful weekend!

helena frontini sa...

Of course you can say it's a happy result! I really love it.

Betsy sa...

It is SO beautiful! Unfortunately my husband doesn't share my vision of painting BB furniture. But, I can still enjoy your beautiful projects. :-)
Blessings,
Betsy

Landlig Charm sa...

Det ble nydelieg Mia :) kjempeflott farge... mal en lampe eller en krukke i samme farge kanskje? Du er så flink med farger!

God helg!
Klem Wenche

Jane Thompson sa...

Looks fab Mia, a real transformation.

Best wishes
Jane

barb's creations sa...

Just beautiful,like you I too paint up anything brown :) Barb.

Siddis back home sa...

Så pent det ble Mia, jeg handler hos min venninne her http://www.michellamarie.com/2012/04/peek-in-shoppe.html og har huset full av maling, men dessverre ikke tid til å prøve det ut enda, men slik er det, travelt med småbarn... ha en flott helg hos deg, Mia!

Hos Jorunn sa...

Så fin den ble!! Det er alltid så koselig å titte innom bloggen din og det er en fryd å se alle de skjønne tingene du lager i herlige fargekombinasjoner. Ønsker deg en flott helg, klem fra Jorunn

Frances sa...

That Provence blue is a beautiful shade, either full strength or diluted. Mia, you clearly understand how this chalk paint can transform familiar furniture.

You've got a lovely sense of balance, knowing how to mix modern with traditional in many areas of your home. I suspect that you've already encouraged many readers to take up their paint brushes and let magic unfold...as the paint dries.

Best wishes. xo

by Teresa sa...

I do like how your cabinet turned out - but as the owner of a house full of antiques with beautiful wood finishes, I can't imagine painting any of them! :-) But to each his own.. and I do love your light bright home. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Irene sa...

What a beautiful piece of furniture
Mia. I love tha painted version espcially the little touches of wood peeking through.
luv
irene
xxxx

Jeanine sa...

I love the way it was before but love it more with the blue! It definitely brings out the details of the piece. Can I come live with you?!! Your house is always so cheery looking! Keep the pictures coming...

christine sa...

La transformation est superbe. J'aime beaucoup. Bon week end.

Vintage Sheet Addict sa...

I could just 'drink up' these photos, you've done a brilliant job. Did you wax or varnish it? Finished my first crochet cushion! :) x

wilma oud sa...

Wat is die mooi geworden Mia.

Edny sine puslerier sa...

Så nydelig! Du har en kjempefin blogg, og jeg vil gjerne følge deg, men finner ikke ut hvordan...

Country Charme sa...

Oh Mia! The colour is pretty and fiendly. Just heavenly Provencal.

Have a nice weekend!
Christel

My Cottage Diary sa...

Mia, that looks wonderful! Love the color, and also the pretty things you've arranged in it. Have loved your Favourites Makes posts, too. Blessings on your weekend. Bess

Dortesjs sa...

turned out fantastic dont you just love paint ! ehe.. when it is done ;O))) this is awsome great colour

Mia sa...

Hi Irina!

I am glad you like the way the bookcase turned out. Thank you for your comment.

The beauty of Annie Sloan chalk paint is that there is no need for sanding, priming etc before painting. You can paint directly on any clean surface, be it varnish, old paint or untreated wood.

Mia sa...

Hi Ada!

So glad you like my photos ;-)

With Annie Sloan paint you are well advised to wax the surface after having painted it. Only if the newly painted piece is designated for outdoor use is it best left unwaxed. Other than that wax really is called for. As I have done with all my pieces.

Mia sa...

Hei Edny!

Så hyggelig at du liker bloggen min, og kunne tenke deg å følge den. Det setter jeg stor pris på. Men dessverre vet jeg ikke hvordan man går fram med å bli en følger... Jeg håper du finner ut av det ;-)

Anonym sa...

Vilken härlig färg hyllan fått!:)
Jag gillar faktiskt även lite mörka möbler men det här blev ju jättefint!
Det ser så vår likt ut inne hos dig med alla dessa fina färger!:)
Härligt!
Ha en fin dag!
Kram/Nettan

Dawn sa...

it turned out beautifully xx

Kokotek sa...

Your blog is amazing :)

By Neymes sa...

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