My Color inspired by Pantone contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I would be interested in participating in http://mycolorpaints.com/painting-party/ - ok you know this one made me smile! I had to pick 3 colors ( that was the hardest part of the whole process, believe me - these colors are GORGEOUS ) and paint away - along with 5 other over the top awesome bloggers - I really was humbled to be included.
So here we go - if you've been following me for awhile you know that I generally stick to pale colors - I don't know why because I love rich deep tones, but I tend to shy away from them for some reason.
This was it, I decided, I was going to bite the bullet and get something deep and luscious and run with it
and so I chose THIS!!!
Is that a beautiful deep blue or what?
It's definitely cured me of my hangups of painting with dark paints -
I have a mirror I'd like to do to match this - but time was of the essence with this project -
And I needed to have 3 projects done ( I chose colors that didn't necessarily go together - so decided to do 3 projects instead of 1 ) I'll post a short tutorial on this makeover at a later date - for now here's one more photo
I used 2 coats on the body of this dresser - and 3 coats on each drawer - and still have all this left!
|Pantone Medieval Blue 19-3933|
Honestly? I have NEVER seen paint spread like this - absolutely amazing coverage!!! It's thick and creamy and goes on like a dream - ( and quick drying - with no odor ) I'm sold!
And then I went back to my light colors lol - hey, baby steps.
I chose a soft pink - and if you remember I had two of these mirrors
I painted one of them a few weeks ago - and still had one left to do
And here she is now
oops - I spy with my little eye dining room chairs waiting to be painted and reupholstered - pls don't call Hoarders on me just yet -
ok - lets move the mirror so you don't have to see all my stuff - it's hard to get a photo of a mirror
A) without your body in it - in pj's because it's after midnight as I'm doing this, once again
B) without showing other current stuff waiting to be worked on
so you're going to have to bear with me - the photos are crap - but isn't the color angelic?
I'll definitely be painting a dresser to go with this - although I think most people paint a dresser and then the mirror - I'm so totally backwards it's ridiculous -
This paint is a self priming one - gotta love any paint that skips time consuming steps!
|Pantone Barely Pink 12-2906|
and shoes - but it's starting to be a close tie let me tell you
I wanted to show you how well this paint covers - this is one coat ( and it's as much of a before as you're going to get - because I totally forgot to take a pic ) Is that amazing?
I have a white high gloss and steel desk in my office - but it's very modern and doesn't have any drawers -
A desk, like ladies, should always have a decent set of drawers - so this is a temporary solution.
This took 10 minutes to paint - and 5 minutes for the stencilling -
And I now have somewhere to store our phone books - and odds and ends
|Pantone Blue Haze 15 - 4707|
Pantone is offering one lucky follower 3 sample sizes of this paint in their choice of colors!
These are the same size I received - which is like a quart of paint -
Of course Pantone has their contest rules - and then I have mine - I know I know rules are not fun - but winning is - and they're not so bad at all.
As I mentioned in the beginning of the post - there are 6 of us participants in this party - please be kind and visit each one to see what they created and show some love :)
Kristen at Kristen F. Davis Designs
Caroline at The Feminist Housewife
Julie at Belle Maison
Denise at Pink Postcard
Shannon at Shannon Berry Design
Ok - are you back yet ? If you're cheating and didn't go - get yourself over there now - I've rigged up my computer so that you will be zapped out of the contest unless you go.
The " badge " underneath will leak every color on to your screen - ( this is a very costly thing to have repaired - so just go visit them please )
Oh and I'd like you to follow me - not a rule but I'd still like you to :)
And that's it!!!
If you'd like an additional chance to win you can tweet your project ideas to @MyColorPaints - with the
And for a 3rd entry you can LIKE My Color Paints on their FACEBOOK page.
It's open to all of North American residents ( Yay for Canada!!! )
I'll pick a winner next Wednesday ( Oh God - someone please remind me next week lol )
On a final note I wanted to let all of you know that I would not have participated in this party had I not tried the paint and loved it - I paint furniture - and I sell furniture so I have to be sure it's a product I think is trustworthy - this one went over and beyond my expectations.....................
And lots of luck
I WANNA live there Wednesday - will be posted tomorrow :)
I was compensated with 3 quarts of paint to participate in this party - but all opinions are 100% mine
Adorned from Above