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.