…summer color

If you’ve seen me this week – or rather my hands – you will notice that the familiar neutral greys & cream splatterings have been replaced with much brighter colors.


My kids are asking me what that orange is. Bright green? We are all very confused.


Maybe inspired by my July 4th fruit display?




Nope, a repeat client brought me a bunch of pieces to refinish and selected these bold colors. It has been fun playing with something different, I must say!


Love these cup pulls!


Gorgeous vanity! Is that a pointed toe I see in the mirror? A reader once told me that I do that in my tutorials when making a point. Ha!

Not sure how, but I did manage to keep the “new” colors off my favorite painting paints.




  1. Cannot wait to see how they turn out! I’d love to do a Kelly Green piece somewhere in my home….

  2. I love all the bright colors….

  3. LizCres8 says:

    Can’t wait to see the finished pieces and their bright colors!!

  4. Pam Alexander says:

    Hi Christen,

    I accidentally bought Emperor’s Silk and the store will not take it back! Want it? It would look great on your painting pants! I, also, can not wait to see these pieces finished, so get going!! Anyone have suggestions for Emperor’s Silk??


  5. kendall says:

    glad to see this…..I just painted my 12 yo daughter’s bathroom cabinets in the barcelona orange…love it with white walls….so bright and cheerful. Looking forward to seeing your pieces!

  6. Margaret says:

    Welcome to the other side!

  7. Hi Christen,

    I live in Florida and these colors are very popular here. Can’t wait to see your finished
    I look forward to your Blog each day. Thank You for sharing, I am sure it is hard for you to accomplish all that you do every day! You do it well!

    Painting is in my daily routine now…Love Annie’s paints.
    Again, Thank You for your inspiration!

    Sebastian, Florida

  8. Hi Christen! The Barcelona Orange is a beautiful color…..can’t wait to see the finished pieces!! For Pam…Emperor’s Silk with dark wax is a whole new color!! Try it. I’ve painted a step ladder and a maple occasional table using it. Both sold right away, but I would have kept them if they hadn’t I liked them that much!!

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