Feb 8, 2012

I Think I Might Like Turquoise?

Well, as the title so aptly declares... I think I might like turquoise!? (or aqua, or robin's egg blue... whatever you want to call it!)

I recently did a couple of little projects using my favorite turquoise.

This mirror....

That started out looking more like this...

It's not that it was really a bad colour...and I didn't actually mind it...(I actually have a purse that matches it perfectly...)  I just like this colour better! It's just a little bit brighter, happier, and nicer.

I think I bought this mirror in September. No, I am NOT a procrastinator in the leastest bit!

And then, there was this stool.  It was also bought it in the fall.   It was nothing special, just normal brown wood and a rusty/orange velvet covering on the seat.   I thought I had taken a before picture, but I can't seem to find it.  My husband complains about the mess I always make with my files... oops!
On the last nice day before the cold weather set in, I grabbed it and quickly threw a couple of coats of paint onto it.   

And then it sat...and sat... and sat... (Don't even think it... I do not procrastinate!) until a week or so ago, when I was suddenly inspired to cover it in drop cloth.

I looked at it...and it seemed a little too plain and boring.  So, I added a little bit of a stencil to the center.

...and some crocheted lace trim around the edge.
And the best part?  A nice lady came and bought it within 24 hrs of me posting it for sale!  Gotta love that :-)

I have been feeling a little bit under the weather this past week... but hopefully next week I will have a dresser to share with you!

See you soon!

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  1. Love the mirror and foot stool! I think I might like turquoise, too!

  2. I love the turquoise - I just painted a little stool like that black and now I think it might need to be turquoise!

  3. Really cute bench, great job! I hope you feel better :)

  4. Hi Cynthia!
    THat shade of turquoise is beautiful! I adore it! The stoll turned out really cute especially with the accents you added! Thanks for sharing at our party! Stop over and follow along sometime as I am starting a linky party this week and would love to have you!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  5. I'm in love with your turquoise projects! Hey, congrats on 200 followers - so exciting!

    I gave your blog an award today. You can see it here: http://stephssilverboxes.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-award.html

    ~Steph @ Silver Boxes

  6. I've just found your blog and enjoying cruising through your posts. I'm new to blogland....only 2 weeks in. So, COME VISIT ME.

  7. Oh I LOVE turquoise! And your project is no exception!

  8. I'm pretty much a fool for turquoise too!

    LOVE the mirror and the stool!

    Would LOVE it if you'd link this up to my Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL party which is live right now!


    P.S. I'm a new follower : )


  9. I love this color, too. Both of your projects turned out gorgeous. Love the details you added to the stool.

  10. I'm pretty sure I love it too! You should check out what I've done in teal :)
    You should join me for Handmade 52!

  11. i can see why--i love both of these:)

  12. Sorry you've been feeling poorly! I hope you're feeling better by now.
    I love turquoise too. That stool is so cute. I'm not surprised it sold so quickly!
    thanks for sharing at catch as catch can!

  13. That lace makes it incredible!!

    Hope you'll come link this up at our first ever linky party!

    Mallory @ Classy Clutter

  14. I love all things turquoise too! You did a great job! I love the stencil part of it. We are your newest follower. Visiting from shabbygals@blogspot.com. Hope you'll come and see us!

  15. Hope you feel better! I'm in love with just about every shade of blue. I'm your newest linky follower and would love for you to follow back. I would love it if you linked up to my little party: http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/02/show-off-saturday-1.html

    Hope to see you there!

  16. The little stool is darling! Hope you feel better soon!

  17. Love the stenciling on the stool. And I love the shade of blue you chose for the mirror.

    Where in Ontario are you? I live in Milton. Not many Canadian bloggers out there!

    BTW - I am a new Linky follower.

  18. This stool is darling! Thanks for stopping by my blog. And I am a half-Canadian blogger.

  19. What a pretty shade of turquoise! Your mirror and footstool looks so pretty. Love the stencil on top and the lace trim. Really set your footstool off. So very pretty. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay. Following you on Linky!

  20. I love this color. Everything looks so much better with this fresh new color. Hope you're feeling better and ready for a new round of painting:-)

  21. This colors look on the mirror and table is so dirty.I don't like this color on this furnitures.

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  22. i love this color and everything that you have created is purely delightful! the stencil is awesome! thanks for sharing all these pretties with us...hugs...your newest follower! : )

  23. ooops...forgot to tell you i found you at southernlovely! hugs...

  24. Hi, Cynthia, I love the lighter blue you went with on that pretty mirror! And your stool is precious with the stencil you used! You definitely have a great eye for re-doing furniture! Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day too. =0)

  25. This is DARLING!!! Hope you can link it up at my turquoise lovin' party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/02/turquoise-lovin-25.html

  26. Love the mirror, love the stool so cute and turquoise is my favorite color as of today!;-) Thanks for stopping by to visit me and I'm now following you on LF. Have a great weekend. Peggy

  27. It is a pretty color! I tend to like all pale-ish shades. That's lovely.

  28. That mirror is so pretty!! I love that shade of turquoise! I am a new follower.
    I currently have a link party going and would love for you to link this up and anything else you would like!


  29. Oh I KNOW I might like turquoise, haha! It's such a happy and inspirational color. Love the "pops" of it in your house. Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday over on Making Lemonade!

  30. I love the turquoise! It's one of my favorite colors. Hope you start feeling better.

  31. That stencil on the stool just makes it! I'd love for you to share this at my new link party.

  32. LOVE turquoise too. Your mirror and that adorable stencil are great. I'm featuring you in the Power of Paint Party Spotlight this weekend at Domestically Speaking. Thanks for linking up.

  33. I just found your blog and I am your newest follower. This mirror is stunning. You are one talented woman and your blog has left me totally inspired.

  34. Pretty. I found your site from a photo on Pinterest of a painted dresser. I came looking to see if you have the Pin It button on your site. I don't see one. Are you on Pinterest? I will look for you there.

    This is so pretty.

    I have a board dedicated to those colors, "turquoise!? (or aqua, or robin's egg blue... whatever you want to call it!)" I call it "That color I love" and I know it is way more than a color.

  35. I Love Turquoise too! (and I procrastinate)

  36. Love the color. I just painted a little table similar to this color. I had paint matched to a turquoise lantern I bought at Home Goods. I'll post about it. My daughter and I just started a blog and you are giving me such good inspiration to post. Thanks soo much!