Little Gray House Update

#littlegrayhouse update!

Back in September of 2016, we purchased a property that had a little old house on it. The house was built around 1856.

Little Gray House The Purple Painted Lady

 

 It is a tiny little house- right around 1,000 sq ft.  It was in pretty poor condition and hadn’t had any work done since the 6th layer of linoleum went on the floor back in the 1950’s. 

Linoleum Little Gray House Old Flooring

The Purple Painted Lady® is getting ready to paint the upcycled wood cabinets in the kitchen.

We don’t plan on having any upper cabinets, instead we will have white tile with barn wood floating shelves and white counter tops.

This custom blue shown is made of 1 part Greek Blue to 1.5 parts to Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint®.

Aubusson Blue Greek Blue Cabinet Custom

Then we used clear wax and black wax. I love this sample cabinet!

 

 

Differences Between Annie Sloan’s “Blue” Chalk Paint® Colors

Differences Between Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint® “Blue” Colors

So, which “Blue” Chalk Paint® Should I Get???
If you order paint on-line, it can be a bit intimidating since colors may look differently on your monitor (especially depending on the quality of it.) I receive many questions about the differences between the “blue” colors in the Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan family. (Napoleonic Blue, Aubusson Blue, Greek Blue, Louis Blue, Old Violet) That is because depending on the amount of light shining on a piece when a photo was taken – will influence how the color appears. When purchasing paint on-line- always look at a few examples of it and feel free to contact The Purple Painted Lady and ask questions prior to buying.

Blue The Purple Painted Lady Comparison landscape

Napoleonic Blue = A deep true blue that is the color of fresh picked blueberries- perfect for creating the Union Jack flag! More like the color of navy.
Napoleonice Blue Sample Board
Annie sloan Union Jack Armoire close up

Aubusson Blue = is named and designed after the beautiful deep grey blue found on the classic 18th and 19th century Aubusson rugs from France. It is an elegant color that works well with many colors as it is a dark neutral but in particular it works with Paris Grey. It is also a color found in Scandinavian painted furniture. In my opinion (The Purple Painted Lady), Aubusson Blue is a wonderful Americana, traditional color. I love the way it looks over the color Olive.

Olive and Aubusson Blue cabinet

Greek Blue = Annie Sloan’s Greek Blue is a warm blue without any green in it. It is a color found throughout the Mediterranean. To The Purple Painted Lady- it is more like an electric blue, but NOT a neon blue. It has a slight periwinkle feel to it- but is definitely more of a blue.

Greek Blue Sample Board

Louis Blue = This is a pretty pastel blue. Soft, but yet, does not scream baby nursery. A beautiful light sky blue.
Louis Blue Sample
Louis Blue Old White Hutch base painted

Old Violet = Annie describes this like deep Parma violets or blue lavender. In my opinion (The Purple Painted Lady) the color has a periwinkle feel to it- which I love. When I paint this on a piece and distress a lot, it also reminds me of worn denim faded jeans.

Old Violet Sample Board
Old Violet Wax Glaze Worn Denim

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Thanks again,
Tricia Migliore Kuntz ~The Purple Painted Lady ~
Design/Consulting, Kitchen Cabinet Refurbishing, Custom Painted Furniture, Chalk Paint® & MMS Milk Paint Retailer & herRochester Blogger

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