Monday, April 23, 2012

painting fail

This weekend I was seized with the urge to repaint the changing table that resides in our foyer.  The green was getting very beat up and the piece could use some freshening up.  I dreamed of a rich, moody blue with new brass knobs.

I picked Loyal Blue from Sherwin Williams (coincidentally, the ame color Emily Henderson just painted her office).  I picked up a quart of Loyal Blue from Sherwin Williams (not Lowes, my first mistake).  It looks a weeee bit electric in the can, not quite the deep, moody blue I was thinking o.

Here is my dresser, after a coat of tinted primer and FIVE COATS of Loyal Blue.

a) It is a very electric blue, is it not?


I have given up on painting this for the moment, as I have been painting it all weekend and I am heartily sick of it.

In a sort of related tangent, replacing my bedside tables in my bedroom is on my list, as the Rast tables aren't the right scale for the room.  This piece is the right scale--I could paint it white with pretty knobs and move it upstairs to my bedroom.  However, that leaves me with the need to replace the piece in the foyer.  This piece is also exactly the right size for the foyer.

Decisions, decisions.  Find a different blue that is not circus blue and keep it in the foyer, or paint it white and put it upstairs?


  1. Royal blue and darker shades of blue just suck to paint. I tried to paint my bathroom a dark navy blue and it looked just like your dresser after six coats. I finally gave up and went with a green.

    Good luck with your decision. It is a pretty color of blue!

  2. I can't understand why it's taking so many coats, especially with a primer. It's pretty, but it doesn't look like the moody blue I was imagining. Maybe paint over it with a darker blue.

  3. I vote blue and keep it in the foyer.

  4. I wonder why it's not covering? I just used Benjamin Moore's Stunning on my niche. I really like it and think it might look good on your dresser.

  5. Blue, but use a different paint! Unfortunately, most good furniture paints like ACE cabinet and BM Impervo are not available in deep colors. I think a Behr premium plus would work, though!

  6. I've had good luck with Behr, too. I don't think I could hang in there for 5 coats! You're a stronger woman than me...:-)


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