Friday, 28 January 2011

Plate rack make-over


Sometimes you need a bit of time to see where you want to go.Put the insolveable aside and let your inner conscious come up with a solution.
The plate-rack which I picked up in this post had been kept in it's unfinished state ( plain pine ) , mostly out of time pressure and out of indecision.
The cups, plates and teapot I kept on the plate-rack were mostly from Susie Watson with pastel coloured decorations like polka dots and small flowers.

But the pine wood, I felt, just stood out too much.It also gave a dated, 1970's-pine-kitchen-with-big-dresser kind of feel to the place.
The Susie Watson shop has lovely displays of their china on painted shelves , in pastel colours, so I decided to take a look which colour they used to make it look artlessly right.
It seemed a pale grey-green blue.Hunting throught the files from Farrow and Ball I found a pretty close match.

When I saw the name I just knew it was right-" Theresa's Green" .
Theresa, the mother of my boyfriend, is a super sweet woman, kindness itself, with a lovely, sweet face- well, it just had to be !

So " Theresa's Green" it is. I suppose you could say I fell in love with the colour, then with the name of the paint, and now my plate-rack is made-over in " Theresa's Green" .

The wood seems to recede a bit and is not so " in your face " when it's in this pastel colour.
I love it that it goes very well with all-white china like here:

and also with the pastel coloured china like here.

Have you fallen in love with a name for paint ? And did it match your expectations ??How do you feel about colours ? What have you done up lately ? I love to hear from you and look foward to your comments.

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                                                               Millie and Maud

And if you want to read about the new adventures of Millie and Maud, you can read more here .





17 comments:

mariettesbacktobasics said...

Dearest Bea,

It looks almost like most people on Blogger are hibernating... Not much action except you who is busy creating such lovely things to place your plates in.
It is indeed a tremendous improvement from the original stage!

Enjoy your finished project and compliments to you also for being so sweet about your 'mother-in-law' to be...

Love,

Mariette

Blooming Homestead said...

Looks great!

Holly said...

Just adorable. Love the color.

OhSoVintage said...

Love the makeover and the colour. My all time favourite is French Gray but I have also been experimenting with F & B's Dix Blue and Blue Ground.

Judy said...

I love the color. It looks amazing. You really did a great job. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the new color and it is such a wonderful piece. It really does look amazing now. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Danielle said...

Looks great - thanks for linking up to Mostly Made By You!

Judy said...

I love what you have done with the plate rack. It looks amazing now. Thank you so much for linking up to my party. I really appreciate the support.

Sarah, Three Boys said...

Perfect color! It looks great!

Mike and Sarah said...

I love this blue gray color! Great makeover! Thanks for sharing.
Sarah

Yelena Starikova said...

How Lovely! Flowers and Cups!!!
http://www.glamthings.com/

Terry said...

I so love this painted...and I want one too!

A Vintage Vine said...

Love the plate rack! Saw you at Judy's party! Thanks for visiting me!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Awesome what a little bit of paint can do!!! It looks lovely!!!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

White just makes everything look more elegant. You did a very nice job. ~~Sherry~~

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Her makeover looks outstanding...coming by from WW!

Blessings,
Linda

Cindy said...

Your plate rack is really pretty and I think you picked out the perfect color for it, name and all!
Hugs, Cindy