Peacock Blue and Painting

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’.

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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  • Anne says:

    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!

  • Heather says:

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

  • Jessica says:

    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.

  • Sheri says:

    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)

  • Mandi says:

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

  • The Tattered Cottage says:

    The armoire color looks GREAT!! What brand did you use?

  • Stephanie says:

    LOVE that color!!!

  • Melissa Stover says:

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

  • marty39 says:

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

  • TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo says:

    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!

  • Sandra says:

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

  • Magic Brush says:

    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!

  • do it yourselfer says:

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

  • Jen R. says:

    Love that color!

  • Chris says:

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

  • Kim says:

    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!

  • BlueCastle says:

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

  • SoBella Creations says:

    What a great color!

  • jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas says:

    Your home is absolutely darling!!

  • meg duerksen says:

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

  • Delightful Dwelling says:

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

  • Jessica says:

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

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