I studied the colors intently and admired their European beauty, but really couldn’t decide what color to order next. Then one day it hit me while I was doing a workout video (Jullian Michael’s Ripped in 30) in my living room. As I agonized on the floor, trying to focus on something else other than my pain, I realized that Aubusson Blue was a color I could pull out from my living room rug.
Of course at this point I didn’t know what exactly I was going to paint that color, but I loved the idea.
Weeks passed and I found this great little buffet on Craig’s list.
My intention was to use the buffet in my dinning room, which was in dire need of more furniture. I even put it in place waiting for some inspiration on what color to paint it.
After we returned from our vacation and visit down south, I ended up going to an auction and bought another piece better suited for the dinning room space. (More details on the auction another time, I promise.)
This buffet then became the perfect candidate for Aubusson Blue!!
And it became the perfect piece for under my beloved gallery wall. 🙂
Here it is in the room.
I’ve used pillows to bring out highlight the color more in the room and hide the faded leather on the sofa. I plan to slip cover the sofa because it’s really in good shape structurally, it’s just terribly faded from the sun beating in through the 2-story windows across from it. I was actually surprised by how good the sofa looked in the photo, but this was taken in the morning and the sun beats into these windows all afternoon. Instead of being a nice rich dark brown, the leather looks rusty and bleached.)
Here’s one more close-up. I used 2 1/2 coats of paint and Johnson’s paste wax to seal it.
I just love the pop of color it brings to the room. I smile a little inside each time I walk by it.