Armoire Paint Progress~ Primer and first coat

I'm sharing a work in progress on the armoire in our family room today. You may be surprised by my colour choice after seeing this post.

My ideas from that post and so many of the great suggestions I received in the comments suggested white, aqua, grey or black. But there were also suggestions for a french blue or more intense aqua that got me thinking.  I started with white primer but after the whole piece was painted I decided there was too much white. I decided against the black, aqua and grey too. Crazy, huh! Our tv sideboard will probably be painted grey and we already have a lot of black and aqua.  I decided on this pretty blue that reminds me of faded denim {LOVE DENIM}.


The blue looks brighter in the setting sun but is closer to the first picture. This is only the first coat, on top of white primer, but I really like it. To me it is a very happy colour.

So what do you think, do you like the blue? Distressed (but I don't want the orangey stain showing through) or not? I will most likely wax it too. Looking forward to your comments!


  1. I like the blue! Of course I do use blue a lot in my own decorating. Maybe just enough distress for the white to come through?

  2. She is looking very pretty!! I say yes to distress! :)

  3. Looking fabulous!!!
    from my uncommons lice of suburbia

    blogger is at it again :(

  4. I LOVE the blue! Beautiful shade. I guess I'm just going to have to follow you cuz so far I like everything I'm seeing!

  5. I like it! I love denim blue so of course I would like it. I think it will make the armoire stand out out a bit as it should but still blend well with the other colors in the room.

  6. Oh girl!!! That looks fabulous! I love it and I'm sure you must too!
    Hugs, Cindy

  7. I like that blue a lot and the second coat will make a huge difference.

  8. I love your blog and your decorating, so cute! The drop cloths are gorgeous in pillows and the table cloths you have made. The armoire is beautiful in the blue.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments!


  9. Beautiful color. I've always enjoyed decorating with blue. Have you considered putting an antique glaze on it and then wiping most of it off? You might practice on a scrap of wood - see what it looks like. Something to think about it...


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