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Color chats, a new blog from Benjamin Moore is ready to launch, so this will be my last post here at Living in Color. I'm off to hunt and gather and tweet from the Brimfield show, and if all goes according to plan, on September 7 Benjamin Moore will launch the best blog for color www.ColorChats.com We'll have lots to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2011 at Living In Color
Sally, I'm thinking cobalt blue for at least one of them. I'm totally open to suggestions on the other. Thanks for reading.
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Thanks Marcia. You're gonna love Benjamin Moore paint, everywhere, for everything!!
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LUCIANNA SAMU. Seems anyone who lives within traveling distance of Massachusetts is busy cleaning out their car to make room for every possibility and probability to be found at what hard-core salvage and antique hunters simply call, Brimfield. It's known officially as The Brimfield Antique Show (Sept. 6-11) and next week it will be a nice diversion from the lingering Irene news, and a great opportunity to stock up furniture pieces worthy of painting and repurposing. The deals and steals at Brimfield are plentiful, especially if you know what to look for--here's a short list of sound furniture buying tips to keep in mind. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2011 at Living In Color
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LUCIANNA SAMU. I'm a firm believer that every sound and sturdy chair is a suitable candidate for the recycling, re-purposing or "up-cycling" white paint treatment. Collecting odd chairs is a hobby for me, and during the long cold months of winter I like to occupy myself cooking up new fangled ways to paint my summer's collection of needy and sad looking chairs. I shop garage sales, antique shops, auctions, the roadside and finally the September Brimfield show with equal fervor. It's a long cold winter here on the farm and I need stuff to paint. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at Living In Color
Thanks Kathie!
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Thanks Dee! I'm happy I lifted my personal embargo on blue.
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Marcia, yes you can never have enough books. Glad you enjoyed the story and photos.
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LUCIANNA SAMU. It's official--the glorious blue bedroom is complete and I think General George Washington himself would approve. I began the transformation of this room with an uncharacteristic yearning for the color blue, proving once again that when it comes to color conundrums following a gut instinct is a wise decision. Lifting my personal embargo on blue walls in deference to my Revolutionary War era blue and gold color palette ultimately led me to Deep Ocean 2058-30. Ta-da! Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2011 at Living In Color
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Thanks Bryan, and a special thanks for not mentioning my lovely hands--lololol
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Thanks for keeping up with our goings on around here Clint!
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Hi Becky. Looks like you're a pro on the cutting edge. Did you fall in love the blue selections too? Color Life will definitely be a valued resource for you to stay on top of color and kitchen design trends. Do you have the BenMoore color capture app? There are lots of special features just for pros you'll appreciate, and make it a snap for you to share your designing success stories with us here.
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LUCIANNA SAMU. Color, texture and pattern are the design equivalent of a master chef's lightly sauteed mirepoix. Three simple ingredients--how is easy is that? The color and pattern components of a fabulous bedroom design can and should be a love thing; no other room in the house is better suited to your personal taste or love of a particular color. Patterned bedding, drapes, throw pillows, a rug or the artwork can begin to speak to the textural ingredient, but to realize a truly balanced and polished trilogy, nothing speaks to texture better than stone. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2011 at Living In Color
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LUCIANNA SAMU. Summer reading, DIY style, is all about dreaming and gaining inspiration for the next great design idea. COLOR LIFE, an inspirational color and design magazine from Benjamin Moore, is now available for download to the most compact and convenient reading resource of them all -- the iPad or Android tablet. So if your idea of a perfect summer vacation is measured by the ratio of books versus clothes packed you'll need to rework your excitement quotient accordingly. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at Living In Color
Thanks Kristie. This one was lots of fun and I'm glad it looks that way to you!
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Share away Tanna. Let me know if you ever try it. Would love to see what you come up with.
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Thanks for reading Jane. It's always special when something I do in design reminds me of something specific. This one is even more special.
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Marcia The glazing is the easy part. Give it a try on a sample board or the inside of a closet and let me know how you make out.
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Lori I love to "find" space and who doesn't love Argyle!
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Ann, you are right a woman can love them too. Lots more to come!
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Thanks for reading Lynn. Glad you like it.
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Glad to see you out here Sam. Yes it is a bit like the Wheatstone kitchen door. Keep on checking in!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2011 on A Quick and Lasting Faux Bois at Living In Color
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It is pretty simple project and certainly brings new life to an old door. I'm sure your husband will be thrilled to help!
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Thanks Danielle. I am always looking to create more space when I can, but when it becomes INTERESTING space that's a bonus!
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Marcia, maybe you'll change your mind about blue when you see it all done!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2011 on Great Bedroom Colors at Living In Color
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