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I am totally freaking out about this color! I ordered a sample size from Country Chic so I could try it out, actually I ordered it for the sake that it was a gorgeous teal color but had no idea what I would do with it. I am tempted to march right on down to Home Depot and have it color matched and paint my current teal walls in this shade.
Hub’s eyes used to get wide when he heard that I would be painting something, but now that he knows I won’t ask him to help he’s ok with it, that and the fact that painting happens on such a regular occurrence he had to learn to just go with it.
I’ve had this box for 8 years, it was one of the first decor pieces I ever bought for our home. We had been married for a little over two years and we decided to deck out our new apartment; decking out meant we bought a couple of things. At that point we had a bed that we had gotten for our wedding and 2 dressers that Hubs had, had since he was a kid. I wanted to do the whole black and red thing and I loved the box. Fast forward to today: there is not a lick of red in my house and I don’t really do a lot of black…actually I am looking around now and I don’t see any black at all. I prefer to go with softer colors than black, like browns. Needless to say, but the box just didn’t fit in with our house, but I hung on to it hoping I would think of something to do with it, I mean it’s a nice box. Oooh did I just contradict myself with the 40 Bags challenge and mentality!?
The process was rather simple, I just slathered on two coats of the Tropical Cocktail and put on a coat of clear wax. Chalk paint is about the most amazing creation, without it there would have been a lot more prep and I don’t like prep! Do you? For the moment the box has no other purpose other than to be pretty, though it gets to see the light of day unlike before. So my little black pleather box is now a painted pleather box doing its job: looking pretty.