Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Bright White to Creamy White

A few weeks ago I found an outdoor ceramic stool at T.J. Maxx that I planned on sitting on the front porch topped with some flowers.  After playing around with it for a while it just didn't seem to fit.  I took it inside and sat it next to the small armchair in our family room.  It was the perfect size for a little side table.  As in, perfect size to hold my coffee mug or wine glass, depending on the time of day of course.

There was just one problem.  The bright white ceramic next to the creamy white chair was bugging me.  A lot.  It took me a few days to decide on a new color.  I tossed around the idea of metallic gold or a warm, dark gray.  Then I thought about a minty-aqua color, so much so that I bought a can and brought it home. 

In the end I chose Dover White by Krylon.  I don't typically buy Krylon because in the past I've struggled with streaks and drips, but that was probably user error.  What I do love about it though is the awesome color selection and the super easy sprayer. 

Here's what the stool looked like up close next the chiar before.

And here it is after a coat of primer and a couple coats of creamy white paint.

It's not a crazy difference, but just enough to make the pieces work together.

I'm happy I kept it neutral because it's such a versatile piece I could see it moving around the house or deck as needed. 

When I was snapping pics of this little corner, I decided to stand back and capture the whole room as is, just for fun.  I feel like I keep adding or changing bits and pieces to this room, so why not share it with all of you.  Enjoy!

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  1. What a fun room!!! I love it! :)

  2. My girls are napping so I'm stalking your blog. :) The stool looks so much better! No only the color but the satin sheen instead of the gloss! Good choice! Where did you find the mint Krylon?

    1. Stalk away, my friend! I found the mint Krylon at Michaels. The only downfall is it's super pricey there. But I would pretty much do anything for the color mint these days! ;)