Wednesday, November 4, 2009

sneak peak!!!


the drawers just got their first coat of farrow and ball's hague blue. and let me tell you this paint is worth every extra penny. it is so glossy and delicious (oil based high gloss) and it paints so smoothly. it is reading a tad lighter in pictures than in person. but it's GORGEOUS!
as soon as it dries (which is taking a COON'S AGE) i will sand that shit down and apply the second coat of love.
does anyone think the sanding between coats is necessary or should i just say fuck it and apply another coat once this one is dry??



30 comments:

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Gorgeous color! I love it.

Thanks for the birthday wishes, lovely!

mb said...

I know that you probably don't want to sand it, but you should... with a really fine grade sand paper. Make sure you let it dry well before you sand it.

This might make you scream, but your finish will be nicer if you throw away the roller. Really. Promise.

So excited to see the finish. Love the color. It is so fine.

Simply Mel said...

Swoon!

Sarah said...

omg. new favorite color.

Christine ~ JAZ Creations said...

LOVE the color!!!!

court. said...

GORGEOUS. Love love love love. Wait and sand. ignore your paint ADHD.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Beautiful! It's going to look amazing!

I don't like sanding in between coats, but you should. My hubby always makes me even though I don't want to.

So I think you should do it as well!

Rachel said...

It looks awesome!!!

Yes, since you want to do it right, use the finest gauge sandpaper you can find. Lightly sand. It'll be worth it.

Can't wait to see the finished product!

Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

sand b/t. i usually use 220+ grit :)

hurry so we can see the final result!!!!

aquirkydelight said...

I never sand between coats, but I am a lazy whore. Just kidding! I'm not lazy.

I can't wait to see the finished product! It's going to be so chic!

the NEO-traditionalist said...

What a gorgeous color, reminds me a bit of this Russian Blue used on the walls of a Miles Redd interior published in Elle Decor. I took it to the paint shop when I lived in San Francisco and had it matched for my bedroom. Can't wait to see your piece all finished!
XX Kate

cassandra @ coco+kelley said...

ok, SWOOOOON. that color is incredibly yummy. i've been thinking about doing a little corner of our home in something similar - i will have to try this shade!! isn't it amazing what a difference GOOD paint makes?

LindsB said...

i just choked on my food- LOVE IT, love love love it!

Southern Aspirations said...

Amazing!! Love the color.

Sorry- I say sand too.

Where did you get the paint?

my favorite and my best said...

ok- so i am gonna sand (lightly please) and then re paint.

southern aspirations: the paint comes from a local paint store that they had to order from canada b/c they don't mix the oil based paints themselves.

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

Beeeeoooootiful!

Lauren said...

oh i can't wait to see it!!! gorgeous.

i'm always super-lazy & wouldn't sand but that's probably not the right answer.

xoxoxo

Tamstyles said...

love the color girl...i dont know the right answer, but as you said...FUCK it..go ahead and sand it.

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Ohlala!! Finally! Looks fabulous!!!

xoxo
dagny

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Freakin' gorgeous. That is all.

Oh yeah, I guess sand it some, blah, blah...

Get MOVIN', though, we're DYING!!!

Ann said...

Love the color. Love your blog. I live in Atlanta and wondered where you buy your farrow and ball paint?

my favorite and my best said...

hi ann, thanks!! i got the paint at armistead paints on roswell road in buckhead. its right across the street from chick fil a and fresh market. they don't mix the oil based paints in the store though so this particular pot of paint came from canada. they had to order it for me and then i just picked it up in their store when it arrived. worth every penny though!!

Peggy said...

Love the color, love your blog! It's nice to finally find a design/decor blog with some f bombs! A girl after my own heart!

nkp said...

Damn, that's stunning. Sand it, but hurry the hell up because we all want to see the big reveal! That's gonna look fan-f*!@kin-tastic!

Katharine Fuchs said...

FUCK IT!

pillow mint said...

i love that color!! cannot wait to see the finished project.

urbansardines said...

i've been waiting for you to paint that thing, and soooo excited to see the final results! Looks great! I am not the best DIYer but everytime I read a DIY post about painting, sanding seems to be highly recommended (but the impatient side of me says, screw it!!!).

Kyle Lynn said...

sanding stinks but you really will be happier if you do... sigh

fric and frac said...

This looks great! I can't wait to see the finished project! Beautiful blue!

Siiri said...

F-ck it! But seriously, sand it anyway. The extra hours up front will make you so much happier down the road. If you don't and that shit starts chipping in the next few years, you'll be all "damn it! Why the f-ck didn't I sand that shit?!" and then you'll be forced to repaint, AND sand, which will piss you off into infinity even more.