Wednesday, October 17, 2012

MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Painting Party!

Welcome to the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Painting Party which will begin today at noon!



I am so honored to be a part of this wonderful group of bloggers asked to complete projects using MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint.  If you've stopped by my blog before, then you know that I absolutely love transforming thrifted and cast-off pieces with paint. It's such a fast, economical and dramatic way to update anything in your home! 









Since I'm embarking on a bit of a master bedroom mini makeover I decided to use the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint to update an old, wooden chest that we had gotten for free and that has been sitting in my basement for years. 

I love decorating with neutrals and then adding in a pop of color so I chose Bright White, Phantom and Honeysuckle for my project.

Here is the process I used for my transformation:



1.  The before picture shows how worn the original paint on the chest was along with its gold country-styled stenciling.

2.  I painted the entire chest two coats of Honeysuckle.  (Note that the inside of the chest will remain Honeysuckle.)

3.  I then painted the entire outside with Bright White.  (It's showing up a bit creamier than its true white in the picture, because I worked on this project at night.)

4.  I used tape to mark off my lines for a modified, modern chevron design.  The spacing between the stripes was completely random.

5.  I used Phantom to paint over the entire outside of the chest and, when dry, I carefully removed the tape and did any necesssary touch ups.

I decided to distress the entire outside of the chest to give it a weathered look and create that balance that I love between old and worn and modern.  Since the chest appeared to be made with reclaimed wood it sanded beautifully as the boards had a rough texture in many places. I love how little bits of pink are now visible!



 


 



 


I couldn't be happier with how my project turned out!  MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint has such a wonderful texture and it's so easy to use.  The coverage was great and the colors were vibrant.  One of my favorite things about this paint is that it has primer already built in, which saves me both time and money! 





Now that you've read my tutorial and {hopefully} gathered inspiration, please check out all the other bloggers who are taking part in today's MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Painting Party.
  1. Courtney @ A Thoughtful Place
  2. PJ @ Blog-A-Dazzle
  3. Cassie @ Primitive and Proper
  4. Holly @ Life in the Fun Lane
  5. Angela @ Number Fifty-Three *You Are Here!*
  6. Heather @ Paper Princess Studio
Plus, if you’d like a chance to win a sample of MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® for your own project, comment on my post and share how you’d use MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® in your next project! You can also comment on the other blogs in the party too as they’ll all be giving away samples! For a second chance to win, tweet your project ideas to @MyColorPaints using hashtag #PassItOn. Also, check out and like the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Facebook page to get access to the schedule for today’s parties as well as the rest of the parties going on this month! Share your project ideas there for one more chance to win!
 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to enter to win! I'll be choosing a winner on October 24th!


 





MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® reached out to me to participate in the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Painting Party. My post represents my honest experience with MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint. I am not being paid for my answers, but I did receive MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint to use for this project.

27 comments:

  1. WOW!!! it turned out SOOOOOOO cool! the pop of color on the inside is awesome and i love how it sorta just peeks out!

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  2. I love this!!!! I have a couple of nightstands I now want to paint like this but instead of pink I think I would use a bright orange :)

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  3. Beautiful job! Love the pop of pink inside and the random chevron type stripes is a brilliant idea!

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  4. I love the design! And I gasped when I saw the pink!!! I would love some phantom, dusk and majesty for some frames!

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  5. honeysuckle is such a fun color! my daughter wants to paint her "new" desk purple....Majesty maybe!

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  6. tweeted @MyColorPaints!

    @DearEmmeline

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE! The pop of pink is brilliant and love the weathered look.

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  8. Love your project! Love the randomness of the stripes and the distressing. My craft closet could use some spiffing up. I call it a closet but it is really the ok'd hutch from my dining room.

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  9. Hi Angela, What a great job you did on this chest! I love the color inside as a nice surprise. I have a cabinet that needs painting. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  10. I love this piece and what a nice surprise to see the pink inside. I love it. Have a great day!

    Cynthia

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  11. I love it. You did such an good job luvs the pop of color.

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  12. I have 4 breakfast room chairs that I would love to paint in Phantom.

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  13. Nice job Angela! It's gorgeous!

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  14. I just inherited a found vanity (left at curb) without legs. I recently was given legs and will be updating the vanity for a 2 year old to grow with. I love your chest, it's gorgeous.

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  15. What a great color combination and I love that you distressed the outside!

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  16. so cute!! Thanks so much for joining us in the 'painting party'!!

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  17. Gorgeous!!!! Love Love Love the color combo and fun design!

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  18. That looks so cool! I have a bookcase I would like to paint.

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  19. I love paint! I have three pieces of furniture that are all my "next" project. I will just have to see which room wins!

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  20. I've got a few pieces of furniture I've found that I want to paint.

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  21. Oh! I just recently picked up a little old side table that would be so great painted! It was $2 at a thrift store, and I know it will look great with color! Thanks for the chance!

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  22. What a great project! I would love to have some of this to use on a vintage dresser that I'm redoing :)
    Cheers, Andrea

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  23. Your chest looks wonderful!! I know exactly what I would do with this paint! i have an old bench in a drab color, once used by my son and abused too! I would use Chrysanthemum on it and give it to my daughter for her new Boston apartment! We have painted a few old pieces for her to use, and did the clean/sand/clean/prime/sand/clean paint/paint/paint routine--and I've had enough! I'm ready to try this paint! Thanks for the chance. Linda

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  24. I love the hot pink pop of color! It is such a sweet surprise. I would love to do this to the desk drawers in my office. It would liven up my work day.

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  25. this turned out fantastic! i would use the free paint to give a old vanity a new life.

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  26. I would use the paint on an chest of drawers that has been in my family for over50 yrs.

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Thank you so much for stopping by Number Fifty-Three! I look forward to your comments.