Friday, August 1, 2008

~ Singing the Blues, Tiffany Blue

Ah, but singing the blues in a good way. I matched the little blue Tiffany bag perfectly and as stated was bright! Sweet Daughter came by for lunch and thought it was a bit too bright. So I knocked it down a bit with a light wash of white, after I thought I was done. :)

Some of my flea market/garage sale friends probably find old dressers like this one every other week for next to nothing. I was thrilled to find it at consignment store for about $100. It's the older, all wood kind and very nicely constructed with dovetails. It's been waiting patiently for its time to be transformed. I had no idea this was what I would wind up doing when I bought it. Now the whole room will have to take this piece into consideration as it becomes the new studio space. Those drawers are just what I need for storage.



I guess I've been craving this color of so long, I didn't even mind it at full strength. But she was right. At night it was extra bright. If you search for a color match on the web, you will find a whole lot of people looking for that particular color. But none of the ones they listed looked quite right to me. But this did the trick. I wanted to match the bag.

In the before picture you can see that the hardware was really beautiful in design but dark. So I added a bit of the blue, then a touch of silver and lastly gold to finish them off. After all the heart on the bag is gold.

The next couple of pictures are of the murals of the icons in St. Augustine at the St. Photious Greek Orthodox Chapel on St. George. It was very small, but really outstandingly beautiful.

Those are our 2 little candles in the second picture. I hope many more people discover this treasure that seems so hidden in this old city.

Hope your weekend is fantastic.

(There is a girl bunny match to Beau Bunny, but she is not in the shop at this time. I'll post a picture when she makes it back there. Thanks for asking!)


  1. Oh, that is so pretty Donna, of course I want to see more of it now.

  2. Love the chest of draws, you did a wonderful job on it. The color match is almost perfect. I like the color too. Have a wonderful weekend.


  3. I too, have been singing the blues, for some unknown reason, since I've not been a blue sorta girl, before.

    After finishing the white bedroom at the lake and the front guest room upstairs, I've been craving a lighter mood elsewhere in our home. My thought, at the moment, the dining room would be an easy one to start. Not sure which direction I will go, but it will play off Mother's cabinet and the white dishes, etc. It's been 5 years. I guess it's time for a little redo in that room. Take baby steps, to keep dear J calm.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Donna!

  4. Hi Donna,
    Thanks for thinking of me. It was good to hear from you.
    I love the dresser!! That color is great!
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

  5. Uo, Ah, I adore that dresser remake. It's BEAUTIFUL!!



  6. The dresser makeover is fabulous and that color ~ love it!
    Have a fabulous week.

  7. Oh Donna, wonderful job I love it !!! And I can't wait to meet Miss Bunny !!!

    Take care,
    Kathy :)

    p.s. You should enter that piece in Rhoda's party on Thursday !!!

  8. Sooo beautiful! I love that color! I have a very similar dresser that I bought a couple of years ago for my daughters' room and have yet to repaint it - your piece is a great inspiration! Here is mine (these were the previous owners craigslist photos, so ignore the clutter!) - dresser photos - Very similar to yours, I think!

  9. Everybody is turning blue lately. Your dresser is lovely & I want to see more! I am in the process of painting an old desk for my room redo. Yes, blue! An aqua blue. The color I picked was too blue & too bright so I played around with it by mixing in craft paint till I thought it looked right. I keep getting pulled in so many other direction so I don't know when I'll ever get finished.

    Hugs, DebraK

  10. The bureau makeup is fabulous! Well done, you! Hope you've been having a lovely summer. I'm not familiar with St. Augustine, so thanks for the lovely photos.

  11. I just found this post. Ahhh blue. I love it. I paint furniture too. I really do believe this is the year for blue!
    Beautiful job.


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