Sunday, February 28, 2010

The search is over . . .

**edited - Halcyon Green as a main wall color will not flow right through my house. The color itself is "revolting" against my kitchen wall color - which is what it would be touching. I use the word soft, because it is to the deep gold in the kitchen. I've actually seen this color in someone else's home and LOVED it. Frankly, it is just the wrong color for such a large space in my home with what I already got.


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I have finally found the perfect shade of Robin's Egg Blue. And here is my proof . . .


Don't you agree!?

This is the table I just blogged about in the last post. The "beachy" looking table isn't so "beachy" anymore! I'm dying over this color! Dying, I tell ya'! I've been on the hunt for a true Robin's Egg Blue for about 2 years now and have never found it - until NOW!

The original color is Sherwin William Halcyon Green - SW 6213. I painted the table this color because I wanted to see it "large" - does that make sense? I was thinking of maybe painting my living room walls this color. Now before you think - "dang, you are into some blue! Your tables AND walls!" The first 5 feet of the wall will be high gloss white on board and batten and the next 4 feet up would be a color. But honestly, this color is too soft for my taste. So - not going on the walls! Back to square one on the wall color.

But the table . . .


If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time {and know my love for painted furniture,} you know I stain everything after I paint it.

Special Walnut is my usual fav, but I really like Provincial as well! I mixed equal amounts of each. I brushed it on with a foam brush and then wiped it off. And I got my perfect shade of Robin's Egg Blue.

Unfortunately, I still think I distressed this one way.too.much! It looks too similar to the other blue table in the room. It's going to be a few weeks, but I'm going to repaint it the Halcyon Green. THEN, paint the table with the same stain mix. NO SANDING at all this time.


The other blue table is one shade lighter, Sherwin Williams Quietude. But it's not quite as gorgeous as the coffee table!


From this view, I really need to attach some kind of skirt to the table between the chairs. The jack you see under the table drives me nuts every time I look over there!


I have found it hard to keep the blues flowing throughout the house - there are so many shades!!!!!! So, in true Kim Tate fashion, I'm using them all! haha!


And until my kids move out, I don't see me having all the cutie stuff sitting around! All the fabulous table scapes, chotskies, breakables - they are out around here!


These kids are like animals! I'm doing good to have lamps on the tables! Even the pillows aren't safe around here!

11 comments:

The Writer Chic said...

I dunno, Kim. You'd be surprised - our master bath is Halcyonn Green and it's not nearly as soft as I'd thought. If you love the color....you might just like it on the walls. Just my $.02.

Just Beachy said...

I tried your stain technique on my new buffet I painted robin's egg blue and it really brought it to like I love it so much , I used antique walnut.

Lisa said...

The accent wall in our great room is Halcyon Green...I agree with the Writer Chic that it is not "soft", but we love it. Our master bathroom is Quietude and looks great with our maple trim and cabinetry.

Katie said...

My daughter has those same jammies! Target, baby! I love them and the coordinating owl set. :)

missy said...

I have to agree....I like it on the table but just not enough umffff for me for a wall color, maybe if I saw it i would change my mind...but I really like a wow factor!!!! Good luck!!!!

Natalie said...

I'm going to have to bring you down, girl.... I'm planning on having painted furniture EVERYWHERE!!!!

Need to find a dining room table .. stat.

Whitney said...

Hi... My name is Whitney and a friend who follows you told me to look on your blog about this new table of yours that you painted. I am in the middle of a project with an endtable and I am basically needing my table to have the same end result. Did you use latex or oil based Halcyon green?

Whitney said...

It's Whitney again. You can e-mail me the info at whitneylkilgore@gmail.com. Thanks

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Micah said...

Kim, I absolutely love your decorating style. So much so that I went to Sherwin Williams yesterday to grab a paint chip thingy. Much to my surprise though Quietude and Halcyon green look really GREEN. On my computer your two tables appear more of a blue color....especially next to your green chair. So now it is making me crazy...do the tables look more blue....or more green? Or does the walnut stain tone down the green?

Micah said...

I did it! I bought the paint and re-finished a dresser :)
http://findingshae.blogspot.com/2010/03/feeling-inspired-its-good-thing.html
Check it out when ya get a minute!
Micah