|Inspiration at Scott's Antique Market|
We found the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) vendor earlier in our stroll and discussed the merits of acquiring some additional colors. They also had available a "sample size" which was tempting but probably wouldn't cover very much. The cost is about $35 for a quart so this is a weighty decision. My friend and I loved the duck egg blue - see chart below.
|ASCP Color Chart|
The duck egg blue is a wonderful shade somewhere between blue and green - a color I have also called seafoam and VERY similar to the Benjamin Moore 2012 color of the year - wythe blue - which I wrote about earlier in the week - see color trends. We agreed that it may not be the easiest color to coordinate with but couldn't resist and split the purchase of a can. I also bought a sample size of the napoleon blue just because this color works just about everywhere in my home.
The other purchase was a book. I finally broke down and bought a tips and techniques book written specifically for Annie Sloan Chalk Paints and showing colors, color combinations, and methods of modifying the finish. I had been hesitant to buy this and have already spent time on websites and YouTube as well as experimenting to learn quite a bit about the application process. However, it seemed like a good idea to learn directly from the master.
|Quick and Easy Paint Transformations|
I found quite a few examples of the duck egg blue in various displays although some, according to my friend, were closer to robin egg blue - a little less green.
|Duck Egg Blue Balls (?)|
|Duck Blue Eggs (?)|
|Duck Egg Blue Chest with Hand Painted Accents - Loved These!|