Peacock Blue and Painting

by Edie Wadsworth on July 15, 2009

I’m a walking fandeck of paint colors this morning. I have white on my arms, blue in my hair and stain on my nails. My LR walls are white-ish and my trim is just a ‘hair’ darker than that. I love the subtle contrast. I’ve been pouring through my beloved stack of Cottage Living Magazines for ideas. Their website is also still somewhat functional and I found this segment reassuring (on color trends) as I was painting my armoire peacock blue. Apparently, peacock blue is ‘in’.

And I can see why. I am drooling over this armoire right now. Actually, I’m still antique-ing it with glaze to achieve just the right ‘this armoire is really old’ effect, but the color against the white-ish walls is enough to make you go weak in the knees.

I’ve got a blank canvas this morning. A fresh start. Did I say that I love the trim and the mantle being a teeny shade darker? Paint colors and details to follow. For now, I must focus the ADD monster in me and keep working. I also found this delightful picture on the CL website and I must say that my craft room (which is still only a figment of my imagination) is begging to be ‘coral pink’.

TTFN!
BTW, my basement and dining room look like a cross between Goodwill and TJ Maxx! I should start a little boutique!

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1 Anne July 15, 2009 at 1:40 pm

What fun! That peek of the armoire looks great! I can't wait to see more.

P.S. We also homeschool (the classical way) and I've enjoyed reading your archives related to homeschooling and education. Love your blog!

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2 Heather July 15, 2009 at 1:44 pm

The armoire is looking really good! I love that color.

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3 Jessica July 15, 2009 at 1:45 pm

I love that color…wish I had something I could paint. I guess I'll have to find something. Can't wait to see it all finished, you're making me tired just thinking of all that painting.

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4 Sheri July 15, 2009 at 1:53 pm

No boutique, just keep blogging, you are my decor-inspiration. Have no fear, Edie's here! (I painted my cabinets black, but that was right before I was hospitalized)

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5 Mandi July 15, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Love love love that peacock blue armoire! And you should start a little boutique. I would totally shop there!

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6 The Tattered Cottage July 15, 2009 at 2:29 pm

The armoire color looks GREAT!! What brand did you use?
Toni
wwwthetatteredcottage.blogspot.com

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7 Stephanie July 15, 2009 at 2:33 pm

LOVE that color!!!

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8 Melissa Stover July 15, 2009 at 5:01 pm

who knew i was trendy!? i love blue and am planning to paint my sideboard blue this week. that armoire is amazing!

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9 marty39 July 15, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Just gorgeous. I can't wait to see the entire room with the pretty armoire all finished in it. Great color. Hugs, Marty

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10 TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo July 15, 2009 at 6:49 pm

I can't wait to see the finished product. The armoire looks great! I too love a beautiful blue lately. That peacock color is amazing!
XOXO
*tricia

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11 Sandra July 15, 2009 at 7:07 pm

What a pretty peacock blue color! I can't wait to see the finished product. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

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12 Magic Brush July 15, 2009 at 9:19 pm

I just love that you love color!!!!!! It thrills me!

I just fauxed a 4 million dollar house with a PEACOCK study. At first I wasn't sure about the designer's choice… but it was gorgeous!!!! So… you're on the leading edge of the peacock revolution! Can't wait to see how it looks!

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13 do it yourselfer July 16, 2009 at 12:04 am

ok…i'm hyperventilating over that peacock blue armoire! amazing!

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14 Jen R. July 16, 2009 at 3:32 am

Love that color!

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15 Chris July 16, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I included your kitchen in a post today about colorful kitchens.
Come on by,
Chris

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16 Kim July 16, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I think blue must be in! I just painted our bedroom blue a couple weeks ago!

You will have to give us a tutorial on the antiquing process!

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17 BlueCastle July 16, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Wow, that color is amazing. I love peacock blue. Can't wait to see the finished project. :)

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18 SoBella Creations July 16, 2009 at 8:05 pm

What a great color!

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19 jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas July 16, 2009 at 10:24 pm

Your home is absolutely darling!!

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20 meg duerksen July 17, 2009 at 5:20 am

love that blue!
this is my first time here! i LOVE your site. :)

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21 Delightful Dwelling July 20, 2009 at 6:50 pm

I love the peacock color, can't wait to see the whole thing.

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22 Jessica July 23, 2009 at 3:08 am

oh la la. . .
that armoire. . .i LOVE it.
do you give the paint color anywhere????

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