Friday, July 15, 2011

An Arles Before & After

I really haven't seen many "Arles" paint jobs in the chalk paint world. Is this buttery orange-yellow just too much? Is it hard to work with? Is it best left for the small pieces? I dunno....but it sure makes a difference on this old dresser.

It's a Santa Fe meets Cottage Yellow color....hard to describe. But it IS beautiful.....at least I think so.


Two coats of Arles followed by clear wax




Not too distressed this time. Keepin' her classic.



Arles fan! I know just what I want to do with it next....



9 comments:

Erica said...

I think it looks great! I never thought about it, but you're right, I haven't seen much of this color around. It was a good choice.

L.Duncan said...

Looks GREAT to me! Love that you kept it classic:)

Twice Nice said...

Beautiful, it looks so rich and warm! I'm definitely ordering Arles with my next chalk paint order. Deb

Mavis & Harriet said...

Definately a show stopper! Someone that is confident in their decorating style will love this, I wish I had room for her!

The Painted Parlor said...

It definitely is cheery :) Well done!

Brandy said...

Arles you kidding me??? Sorry bad joke. It looks ah-mah-zing! Flo, I'm pretty sure you could paint with white-out and make things look great :)

Colleen said...

I just painted a board for a sign with Arles tonight. First time trying it. It's so nice to see it on a large piece and boy do I agree...it's fabulous! Great job!!!

Amber and Brad said...

Beautiful! Arles is such a great color, glad to see more of it. Great job!

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Yvette @ AquaSeventy6 said...

Love this piece! I just bought some Arles and now I can't wait to use it. Great job! I am a new follower!

 
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