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Bringing Color into the Bedroom: Tiffany Blue Nightstands

After a solid week of being under the weather [nothing like coming down with a cold when it's beautiful and warm out, sigh...] I'm finally on the mend and ready to get back into the swing of things! My first completed project since I've been out of commission have easily become a favorite of mine. I painted my entertainment center in a very similar color [check it out here], but I just love the idea that this bright pop of blue will make its way into someone's bedroom!

This pair has some great bamboo details, both in the wood accents and in the drawer pulls. I did some light distressing, just to bring out a bit of the bamboo's texture.

I styled the nightstands with a few odds and ends, my favorite of which being this gorgeous tea cup and saucer my aunt gave us from Germany.  [Anyone know what flower that is? It's on the tip of my tongue...]

Below is a great detail shot of the intricacy of the original drawer pulls.  They really make this set something special.

My standard styling props: something glass, something green, and well, a book. You just can't go wrong with these!

Even though this color isn't necessarily neutral, it works with a wide range of color palettes and design styles. I could see these easily working in a traditional space with dark cherry or walnut finishes, or in a more rustic room with gray barn wood details. It can be the brightest color in the space, or have a more neutral role. [doesn't it look great beside my bold, graphic floral curtains?]

I'm at the tail end of my paint stock right now, which is when 'custom' colors start to take center stage. [custom sometimes means I'm at the bottoms of cans, which forces me to create all sorts of new combinations so that I never waste a drop of paint!]

This combination is mostly Annie Sloan's Duck Egg Blue, with a bit of Provence, and some Country Gray.  Somehow, it created a shade very reminiscent of 'Tiffany Blue', which most ladies know and love. 

The eucalyptus tree I planted last year has been thriving all summer, and I'm finally getting around to using its cuttings in all kinds of applications.  There's nothing simpler than throwing a few in a trio of milk jars. 

This pair could work beautifully in a master bedroom, or just as nicely in a teen or young girl's bedroom. 

There's nothing more satisfying for me than painting furniture, especially when it's in colors I love like this one.  I typically have to paint things in more neutral tones, simply because they're more popular and sell well, but every once in a while, it just feels good to paint something that showcases my personal style.  [And this pair definitely does the trick!]

Watson refused to leave during my little photo shoot.  He loves bathing in the afternoon sun! I plan to post this pair on Craigslist, Etsy and in my shop shortly, so keep an eye out!