I was in the middle of preparing for the “Detroit Home Magazine” home tour shoot, and something, or someone spoke to me.
They said, “Julie. You need color. Get in your car, go to Home Depot and buy a quart of paint to paint your beloved black console. It’s time, Julie. Don’t be scared, Julie. Do it, Julie.”
I replied, “Okay.”
Introducing my new friend, “Teal Console”…sounds like a movie star.
I had 1 million chores to do to prepare the house for the shoot, but there I was, sifting through paint chips in the middle of the day. My daughter’s were with me and they insisted on this really pretty bright blue. I loved the color, until I brought it home and tried it. It was all wrong. Total fail on my part because I knew it was too bright, but I bought it anyway. My girls are very convincing.
I went back and found a deeper shade of blue. With more green in it. Teal to be exact. Now don’t let these photos fool you. This color is extremely difficult to photograph. I actually asked the photographer why this was and he said Nikon cameras do bring out blues more than others. So, here’s where you can see the difference in hues:
You can even tell on my paint brush in the bottom right corner that the camera definitely distorts the color. In real life the color is more like that teal paint chip. Either way, though. I absolutely LOVE IT. I am so happy I did this, and I wish I could show you in person what it looks like. The teal is perfect for touches of pink that I have added to other parts of the room. It also compliments a painting I have displayed. I’ll be sharing all of these colorful changes in the magazine post this June. I’ll share the magazine right here on my blog, so stay tuned.
In case you forgot what it looked like originally…
Then I first made it over with black (see that makeover HERE). I even lit it up, but opted to skip that this time.
I’m curious…which one do you like better out of the 3? I also switched out my rug. I’ll be sharing that soon.
PAINT COLOR: Tsunami S450-7 by Behr Marquee in eggshell sheen. ( FYI I bought the Behr paint that was supposed to cover in one coat, but it needed 3 coats!)
The feet are painted with gold metallic craft paint.
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