What Color is that?! Vol. 1

Greek Blue! 

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint "Greek Blue" is a very specific color, in my opinion. It is absolutely gorgeous, but it is just as the name describes; truly reminiscent of those gorgeous blue Greek rooftops:





You can read the official description of the color here on the Annie Sloan website
  

I've used it only on a few pieces; sparingly in the first piece, layered under "Louis Blue" on the top of this little end table, with the bottom in French Linen


Then, I used it not so sparingly on a custom ordered china cabinet in Greek Blue with the inside in Country Grey:


I love those two pieces, I mean, look at that china cabinet! But I really wanted to do a piece that felt true to the color.  I recently found this little piece in a thrift store that I frequent:




 And at that same thrift store, I saw a large collection of those gorgeous vintage blue and white ceramic vases, kind of like these:
Photo Credit: http://www.amandacarolathome.com/2012/01/dining-room-for-spring.html

So I used those vases for a little inspiration, and once I painted the top of it in the Greek blue, I knew how I wanted it to look. I used "Old White" on the base of the piece, some light distressing, and did a scroll pattern and damask stenciling pattern on the cabinet panels and drawers. Here's how it turned out:













So...with all of that being said, I'm in love with Greek Blue!

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