I think I've found the color of fun, and its name is Festival Green. Here's the story of how we met:
I've got a husband who loves a new tech gadget as much as I love a new furniture makeover candidate. And when he got it in his head that he wanted to get a new TV during the after-Christmas sales, he knew the best way to get me to agree was to tell me he'd need me to find just the right furniture find to go with it.
Of course it was a deal I couldn't refuse, & within a couple days, I had found this beauty...
And then, sandwiched somewhere between Outrageous Green & Envy, there was Festival Green...
And when these two met, fun was born...
I am loving this piece for so many reasons, but mainly because it's just perfect for our Rec Room in the basement. This dresser-turned-console will hold every DVD & Wii Game we own.
And since this room is also where we have the infamous air hockey table (it's a long story) & all our video & board games, the theme of this room is Fun. I think Festival Green fits right in. Plus, it's going to be a perfect fit for the plans I have for this room.
I'll admit, this is the type of color that can scare you to death when you first open the can, but in the right space, it can be fabulous. I did do a thin coat of glaze, which toned it down just a tad. I used the same products & techniques as Sausha did in this tutorial. Super easy!
I kept the original hardware, too & just gave them a light coat of Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint to darken the brass a little.
And speaking of great colors, I want to give you a heads-up on what I hope will be a really great event coming up here at Life of Bliss in just a few days!
I'm hosting a Paint Color Party & you're all invited! The number one question I get asked on this blog is about paint colors, & if you blog about your home & projects, you probably get the same questions. So, as a help to us all, I'm having a link party here next week where we can all link up posts about favorite paint colors we've used on walls or furniture makeovers. So, start thinking about what you'd like to share & come back next week as I'll post a few of my favorite paint colors as we lead up to the party.
If you'd like to advertise the party for me on your blog, use the button on my sidebar, then bring your favorite colors & come back for the fun!
I'm sharing my tv console at a few of these link-ups. Check out the fun!