Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Smoky Mountain Love

I grew up within an hours drive of the Great Smoky Mountains.  If you have never been, GO!  The views are amazing and the people are southern sweet.  When I first saw CeCe Caldwell’s color chart, I was drawn to Smoky Mountain Gray {and not just for the name}.

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This is one of my favorite CeCe colors.  It is the perfect smoky blue and worked great for this piece for my friend’s bedroom.

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If you missed the post giving you the lowdown on CeCe Caldwell’s paint, you can check it out here.

12 comments:

  1. LOVE that Smoky Mountain Paint. Your dresser turned out beautifully!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna
    White Oak Studio Designs
    http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com

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  2. This is so beautiful! Pinned it!
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  3. Smokey Moutain Love all right!! That is so nice you did a beautiful job, Cindy! I love the CeCe Caldwell paints I have a few sample pots and am driving, about an hour, on Sat. to buy some quarts to have on hand. The colors are all nice, I love how it dries, the names are so smart and its all made in the USA and no paint SMELLS! Have you tried Cinco Bayou Moss? It's a favorite of mine. Tell me what finish you used on the dresser..I don't have the wax or the satin finish....I'd like to try the satin finish I hear it is really a nice product. Thanks for sharing and I'm going to put a trip to the Smokey Mountains list!

    XOXO, June

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    1. Hi June! I sealed the piece using Minwax Paste Waste. I haven't tried CeCe's wax yet but the Minwax and Annie Sloan waxes work great with her paint.

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  4. Really nice colour, and nicely distressed. I have an almost identical dresser, which I painted for my eldest in ASCP old white. However your colour is really gorgeous!

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  5. Oh it looks amazing!! That color was the perfect choice.

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  6. Anonymous1/28/2013

    I have the exact dresser. Love it! I just finished painting it in a mix of Greek Blue, Old White and Provence. I'm about to clear wax it. Did you dark wax this piece?

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    1. I only accented the distressed areas with a small amount of dark wax.

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  7. Anonymous2/03/2013

    Can you explain how you did the distressing? I can't envision having used sandpaper. It looks like you just wiped off the paint...the result is lovely. Why did you choose minwax to wax for this piece? Curious about your thought process on that. I assumed you used ASCP or CeCe waxes.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your work. Tutorials are great to!!!!

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    1. I actually did use sandpaper...150 and 220 grit. I used Minwax because its what I had on hand. It works really well and I was saving my Annie Sloan wax for a white project I have coming up. Thanks for reading!

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