Sunday, March 4, 2012

The french desk gets a pink interior

 The french cabinet looked pretty on the outside, 
but flat and dead on the inside.
 Enter Antoinette~the newest color from Annie Sloan. 
 The idea of chalk paint is to not be a fastidious neatnik. 
Just paint away~
 My cabinet with  two coats of the Antoinette~
I am happy it looks much like my inspiration photo below~
The photo of the cabinet on the left from the book 
Pale and Interesting is what inspired the interior pink paint choice.
Often times I will see a photo and know right 
away that I will translate the look to a piece I own.
 All of the pink lusterware cups and their friends 
patiently wait to get set up in their new home.
 Its pink and its chalky and very sweet. 
 The aqua majolica looks grand against the pink.
 So does powder blue (oh yeah! pink and blue go together)
A collection of pastel treasures~



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57 comments:

Sharon in Chicago said...

Amy -- absolutely luscious! I've got a bookcase that may need to be "antionetted".

Also, great photograph with that last picture -- just drew me in!

Sommer said...

Oh I've been dying to try the antoinette! It looks lovely! I wish my husband would let me do this is the common areas of the house but alas, I am limited to the girls rooms only! lol.

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Your dishes look perfect against the pretty pink background!

Kelly said...

It looks beautiful with that new color inside. That piece fits perfectly in your home! I'm loving that last pic with the iron bench and pretty pillows. I have no idea where that is.

Connie (aka LOU) said...

Looks great Amy! When I saw it on Pinterest I was thinking......ASCP has pink? Your blog answered that question. AND yes! Pink and blue DO go together. I have the MOST comfy couch from the 80's that is pink and blue that we have downstairs. Perhaps someday I can bring it back up to join the rest of the family.

Love your style!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Amy! I love this color and it does go well with the blue! Perfect for your room. Love all your pieces of china, too!

XO,
Jane

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

It looks fabulous with the pink interior!

NanaDiana said...

Oh-I LOVE IT! I haven't seen this color anywhere yet. It is perfect for the inside of that piece and a beautiful backdrop to your china that you have displayed there. Love it- xo Diana

Leslie's Garden said...

What a wonderful backdrop for your beautiful pieces. It really makes them stand out. I see my favorite blue vase of yours, it looks fabulous!

The enchanted home said...

You nailed it my friend! It simply could not look any prettier....LOVE the color choice and everything in it just pops! Fabulous job, Martha Stewart..oops I meant Amy!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm glad to see it again, Amy, but I couldn't tell where you put it! The pink chalk paint goes great with all your pieces.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So pretty-- I have been seeing a lot of that pink color. It is lovely--and very spring like!

Deserae said...

OMG...I love the pink on the inside!!! It is so springy looking...and all your pretties look divine in it :o)
~Des

White Ironstone Cottage said...

I was just thinking of painting the inside of our cabinet a turquoise blue now I am in Love with the pink
Oh My Decisions decisions
Love it Amy
xxoo
Pam

Victorian1885 said...

Droll... That looks fabulous! I can see it now in our dining area.. dreaming..
Great job Amy!

Connie @ Sensible-Redesign said...

It looks just like your inspiration picture!! I love that desk, the pink is really pretty addition to it too. WOW, did you put any wax clear or dark on it?

Lori said...

Perfect display. I love the cup on its side to display the inside. I pinned one picture, hope you don't mind. Lori

Stacy Curran said...

Looks perfect Amy! Wanted to comment on your comment today, too -- I love rooms of all styles when they are well done. Many of my favorite rooms are more "your" style than "mine." That's why I love your blog so much - even though my house isn't this style, I love it, and think you are an absolutely master at it....as good if not better then some of the ones you admire!
xo Stacy

sissie said...

Hi Amy,
Oh my but this looks so lovely!
What a wonderful idea and yes, it looks like your inspiration photos.

I love the way the pieces inside are really highlighted by the pink.

I'm in love with the mojolica plate.

hugs
Sissie

PURA VIDA said...

Extra dab of loving it!

Boho Farm and Home said...

Looks great Amy! LOVE the majolica plate btw...
You've been busy!!!
xoxo
Caroline

Boho Farm and Home said...

Looks great Amy! LOVE the majolica plate btw...
You've been busy!!!
xoxo
Caroline

designchic said...

I love a contrasting color in bookcases, cabinets, and your gorgeous desk...looks amazing!! Happily following your blog ~

Kat from California said...

My guess is the dining room.

Nancy said...

Just beautiful! The pale pink beautifully accents everything in the cabinet.

Cynthia said...

Very pretty I love the china.

Auntie Bliss said...

Love that piece! The shape is wonderful and the contents too.
And the colors :)

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Oooo, how pretty. Didn't you have the back of this one wallpapered with the French blue print?? Or, maybe I'm getting my blogs mixed up. Anyway, very nice!

Kim @ Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi,
Love the desk! Great job! I love all your china, too. I have a collection of teacups that I love. They live in two china cabinets at my home. Lovely blog! xoxo Kim @ Bluebirds and Butterflies

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Amy...its just beautiful.I absolutely love it! By chance did you put it in the bedroom? Or possibly the dining room?

I have a question....Is the pink Craftsman style house on your sidebar your home? Its just lovely! It beckons us to come in.

Nann

Linda said...

Oh what beautiful treasures.
Love what you did with the cute
cupboard.

Tutti Chic said...

the desk looks fabulous with the antoinette inside! You've inspired me to paint the inside of my newly gray chalk paint colored bookcase~:) chris

Bridget @ The Rehab Boutique said...

In the dining room! It looks beautiful, I love it!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

As always, your creations are beautifully done..Your treasures are happily "in the pink" in their new surrounding..

Maureen said...

Amy,It looks beautiful! All of your china just pops! I must try this Annie Sloan paint...is it as easy as you make it?

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

I love that pink. Your china looks fabulous against the color, especially the aqua majolica. Really nice job!

Lori

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Pinkalicious! Just beautiful. Love all your dishes displayed too!

De tout, de rien said...

Your armoire looks lovely!!

I just ordered the ASCP in 4 colours, including the Antoinette, which I'm dying to try. I've only tried the Old White and the Duck Egg so far and I love it. Thank you for saying that you can't be a neatnik with this paint, because I'm used to latex going on evenly, but I realize now that the chalk paint is supposed to go on somewhat unevenly to achieve the "look".

Cindy said...

Ohhh, YUMMY! Love, Love, the pink transferware against the soft pink interior. And where is that in your house, with the gorgeous pink and blue chintzy fabric??? I don't recognize it!

Cindy

Butterbean Row said...

Amy,
It turned out so pretty and feminine and goes with your little pink house (which doesn't look so little btw) :o)

♥charlotte

Judy Bigg said...

It turned out great, the pink interior is perfect.

vanessa said...

Love it! Guessing it is in the dining room now. I cam viaualize the colors complimenting the new wallpaper in the dining room.

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Amy, it all looks so lovely with the pink backdrop and totally agree that pink and blue go really well together!
I love your Mora clock too and has made your entrance look much more open. Your home is just beautiful! take care, Maryann

Dear Lillie said...

It looks fabulous!!! I am about to paint a similar sized piece and am torn on what to do for the back. It's fun seeing what other people have done, especially you! Your pieces are always gorgeous!

Pamela said...

I love this Amy!!!! Pink is my favourite colour!!! This looks heavenly!

fixitfaerie said...

Oh, I just love it. I picked up a china cabinet on CL for 40$. I am painting the outside old white, and then chateau gray and the inside, ta da, antoinette! I just finished my other big ascp,(bathroom double cabinet), so now I can start my cabinet. Yours looks beautiful.
Paula Lusk

Sionchi said...

¡¡¡¡¡Maravilloso!!!!. Me encanta

inredningsvis.se said...

GREAT PICS:) I really like your blog..so much nice inspiration...I wish you a lovely week.

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(Sweden)

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

So pretty! I love that majolica plate!

Debbie said...

Beautiful, Amy!!! The interior looks perfect with the pink, and your dishes seem to enjoy their new place.
I wonder what that woman would say about pink and blue not going together now...
xxoo

Passionate for White said...

Wow Amy...it looks great! I need me some of that there paint!!!

Becca said...

Antoinette was the PERFECT choice for your already gorgeous piece, Amy! And, I love how your beautiful pieces pop in there, now! (The blue pieces look amazing in there, too!) You've outdone yourself!

janet said...

Hey Amy,

LOVE the Antoinette interior! Great choice.

Guess what????

I am coming to Boston to be a workshop assistant!!!!
We will get to meet..I'm so very excited to see you.

Janet xox
The Empty Nest

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Lovely color with your pretty tea cups! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love how it turned out!
That tea cup collection is to die for.Love your style.... always.
:)

summersoul said...

I love it Amy. It was certainly beautiful before. But the pink gives it depth and warmth. great job
xo
MC

Anne said...

LOVE that pink and blue.

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