Do you remember my visit to ChromaLab?

Here are the two pieces I took to them for makeovers:

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And here is the result:


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Here they used BM Savannah Green underneath (with the original wood showing through also), and BM Pale Celery. Two coats of clear glaze, and wax on the top. Distressed, shabby chic for sure!

And for the tilt-top table:


 Here we used BM Blue Hydrangea for the bottom and Blue Daisy for the top. Then, of course, the wonderful trompe l’oeil sprig of lavender: nice touch Tony!

 Am I happy? Yes. Did we absolutely rescue these two tired, ordinary pieces from the Goodwill pile (or worse)? Yes indeed. 

And, what’s more, the blue table goes perfectly with the new duvet cover I just bought last week (Pottery Barn).  I had my eye on this cover for maybe six months, waiting for it to go on sale. No such luck. So I just DID it, and bought it with two shams. Again, am I happy with this? Yes indeed.

The walls had been a pale, sort of dirty yellow. Now they are BM Palladian Blue. I recommend it highly: a medium, grayed blue that is very peaceful and serene.

The question I ask myself is: where in the world did the BLUE thing come from? I have never, ever used blue in my house! My first loves are still yellow and red, but blue in the bedroom? Not too bad!