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!

22 comments on “Peacock Blue and Painting”

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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)

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

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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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