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Monday, January 9, 2012

Be Bold with Turquoise

We all have our favorite colors we like to decorate with- I love pink, cream, soft green and other pastels thrown in for fun. Most of the furniture I've painted in the last few years has been a creamy white. So when Andrea asked me to paint her vintage dresser turquoise, I had an 'oh dear me' moment. Turquoise really??? Hmmm…. well, why not!


When Andrea was younger she didn't like bright colors and wouldn't to wear clothes with patterns. Once when she was little I had to change her jammies because she said they were too bright and hurt her eyes. Well, times have changed…. we have both embraced the turquoise!




A vintage postcard in the perfect color.




This dresser is in her room at home. Oh, how she would love to have it for her apartment in New York but alas, her current place is still too tiny. It will be waiting for her ….



Love the details in the mirror.



 Every room needs a few vintage plates.











He should be holding earrings but those did go to NYC.




This little guy seems to say, be bold…. with turquoise!



34 comments:

Elna said...

This is kind of funny. Previously I did not like turquoise but in my post yesterday thinking I was actually on to knit a mohair blanket of white, pink, turquoise and light blue.

I think the cabinet is beautiful.

Hugs
Elna

Anne said...

LOVE the intensity of the turquoise. Gorgeous!!

KP said...

I guess I'm just a beige guy caught up in a pink and turquoise world. That is really a cool dresser, I should pay more attention to it!

A Few Pennies said...

Loving that color--looks beautiful with your vignettes!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Turquoise is a beautiful color to work with. It adds a modern feel to many items. You did a great job. Of course I love the cherub, and that frame.

Diann said...

This is a great redo! You did a wonderful job on it. I think my favorite bright color to use here and there is red. Hope you are having a great day!

LANA said...

Looks great, and turquoise can fit in with just about any other colour in a room as an accent.

Red Rose Alley said...

I just love torquoise. In fact, I was thinking of re-doing a spare bedroom in that color. This vintage dresser is so pretty. And you know my other bold color - RED!
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Olive Cooper said...

Laura, it is about eight kinds of wonderful. I wear turquoise jewelry every day and have one piece of furniture painted this color. This dresser has fabulous details. Very well done. hugs♥Olive

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

I love the turquoise color! This piece turned out great. I painted a hutch top that's on my desk a similar color and I just love it. I'm your newest follower and I hope you can pop over to Cottage and Creek and follow back. The detailing on the dresser is stunning. What a fabulous transformation.
Lynn

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Laura,
Thanks for dropping by!
This makeover is gorgeous and the colour is beautiful. I'm happy to be following you too!
Have a great week,
All the Best,
Christine

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for sharing this beauty at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY and my bold color is ORANGE!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Peggy said...

Wowza! I love the turqouise - it's really beautiful! It would look perfect at my house....LOL
Peggy

The Hopeless Romantic said...

Oh, i love the turquoise...the dresser turned out beautiful! This is a color ive been thinking of using, I just cant seem to find the right shade..........Bonnie, visiting from Mod Vintage Life.

val's alentejo blog said...

The dresser looks divine.. I love the colour. Would never have thought turquoise would look so attractive. Great photos.
The decor in the room is so appealing, great photos
lovely
val

Boho Farm and Home said...

I LOVE the turquoise!
xo
Caroline

LDH said...

So many beautiful vignettes and lovely photos! I love turquoise/aqua. It is the color I painted my dining room a few years back :)

Nice stopping by to visit with you!
Kindly, Lorraine

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I love red that is my signature color but I am going to add pops of yellow this year.

Cindy F. Adkins said...

I admit I wouldn't have thought of it, either, but it turned out great! My sister has a turquoise wall in her kitchen!
Hugs, Cindy

Ivy and Elephants said...

Loving the turquoise! The pulls on that dresser are TDF! Beautiful job! So glad you linked up with us, you always have such great posts.
Big hugs,
Patti

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

The dresser is beautiful and makes a real statement in the room...the decorative pieces you've chosen are like jewelry! Red is a color I love to use!

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Laur, Fantastic job on the dresser. Love it! My bold colors are Fiesta in Persimmon and Scarlet (not together though LOL).

Thanks for stopping by the other day. I hope to post soon.

Hibiscus House said...

You sure did a good job on it. I don't know how you get that look. Everyone is painting and I must try it sometime. I have refinished furniture before but never painted like I see all of you talented people.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the dresser...and, of course, the plates! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty this turquoise is! It really stands out from the white.

Kim said...

I love the turquoise! The attention to detail is fantastic on these pieces. You captured them very well.

Honey at 2805 said...

Great color for a great piece! Thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

Ann said...

This is so lovely. All the details are so perfect. And, I love turquoise--it's my birthstone.

Katie said...

It looks great in turquoise! I love bright colors! It's so easy to brigthen up a space! Great job!

Shari said...

Love it Laura! Looks like we were both in the turquoise frame of mind.

The dresser is beautiful!

Shari

Deidre~ said...

Wow! this really turned out lovely!! great color:) Deidre~http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Bold and sassy! Love the color.

The Midwest Cottage said...

WOW--lots of comments on this one. I can see why!

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Love, love, love the turquoise! I've got a similar piece and you've inspired me to paint it! I'm a new blogger. Hope you'll check out my things: http://bluestarantiques.blogspot.com

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