Aug 4, 2010

I LOVE TURQUOISE

As a child it was probably my favorite color. I am not alone. I even found several blogs that are just dedicated to turquoise.

I’ve been wanting to paint something turquoise for a long time and I finally did it.  When I got this old buffet a few years ago it was all beat up and ugly. So during my “black” phase, I painted it.

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I even did this with it…

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But I’ve always had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to use it for a vanity.

Soooo… I combined my two thoughts and came up with this…

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That’s right, my buffet turned vanity turned turquoise…

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And the mirror… it has lived in the basement storeroom for several years now…

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With a little paint and love, it now looks like this…

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I like it.

17 comments:

vintagepaletteart said...

I ♥ it! Simply beautiful! I love repurposed things like this!!! Y9ou did an amazing job!

Hugs, Lori

Lori said...

Wow- you are amazing! I love turquoise too!

Debby said...

I love love love it. Makes me want to paint something that color.....I am thinking my bedroom as I found an awesome quilt on the cover of COmpany Store.

Mimi Sue said...

It's gorgeous Janis! Can I come see it before we go on Monday? Mimi

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

Gorgeous! Makes me want to start painting everything turquoise...

Renee said...

I love it! I really want to do something like that. Great job!

laurmela said...

Love it! I wish I could do it in my bath, it is too small!

Donna said...

Hi, I just found your blog and I love this. Could you tell me what paint you used and if you glazed over it. I am new to blogging and painting stuff, we just moved into a new home and I am looking for ways to spruse it up. Thank you. My email is markanddonna@bellsouth.net

Donna

cottage instincts said...

Yes. I'm working my way thru your amazing blog. Now I need to know what color and type of paint you used for the turquoise? Please do tell.

peace,
cindy

Roseanna said...

I just love it! What a pretty transformation, great job!

Sarah @ Different Dog said...

I have had a buffet/vanity planned for a while now. Just have to take the plunge and start ripping out the bathroom. LOVE the vessel sink! Where did you find it?

I have a turquoise vanity desk in my bedroom...love it!

Ellie said...

Grams, it's beautiful! I love it!

Anonymous said...

I just found your cite...LOVE IT ! I wish you would send your posts out via email subscription. Would you consider that ?

Thanks, Carla

Erin said...

This is incredible! I'd love to do something like this in my home! It looks fantastic!

Candi said...

I LOVE it!!!!! Gorgeous!

Kim said...

Turquoise is the Color of the Year, so you (and all of us who luuuuuurve it) are so in style :)

katie @ the copper coconut said...

Wow that looks awesome! I've recently wanted to do this, and now I can use yours as inspiration. (I have a whole page on my blog dedicated to inspiration from other blogs.) Thank you so much for sharing!