Turquoise Super Post!

Unless you are colorblind or in a coma, you may have noticed that turquoise is one of the hottest colors around these days. It’s popping up everywhere. There’s even a snazzy blog called House of Turquoise dedicated entirely to the color.
 My take on turquoise is this: “I love!” It can be bright and playful or calm and soothing. And if you’ve had it up to here with all the almond/oatmeal/eggshell/chicken-bone boring shades of beige in abundance, a soft turquoise can even be nice and neutral.
 The only thing I don’t like about turquoise is that it starts to look so weird when you type it over and over. And also, that Ralph Lauren Turquoise perfume smells AWESOME, but is ridiculously expensive.
 So, here are some fabulous before and afters just for you, honoring turquoise!
First up is Melanie from The Frosted Gardener. I love the unique distressing she gives her pieces.


 













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This hutch used to be part of a giant bedroom suite set. Meredith decided it would make for a great TV stand, and after a caseload of Krylon’s Bahama Sea, that’s what she had! Check out more on her blog HERE.





 

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LeAnn’s house had this nice built-in shelf, but it was just too dang boring! As you can see by her after picture, girlfriend likes color. Check out more on her super colorful blog Vintage Sassy!

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Here’s another drab hutch turned into turquoise focal-point from Natasha. I like that she worked with the original handles. Really, a plain little knob would have made it lose so much character. See more on her blog HERE.

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This worn out and weathered rocker got a clean coat of blue from Lindsey. (Not me!) This would look great in either a baby boy or girl’s nursery, I think. Check it out on her blog HERE.

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Kari from Foreclosure 2 Fabulous streamlined this desk by removing the decorative moulding around the drawers and adding sleek new handles. Then she repaired the damage with a bold, bright aqua! Check out her blog to read more the funny story behind the cigarette lock!

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Gail from My Repurposed Life is always finding ways to clever ways to make ordinary objects into extraordinary decor. Old candlestick + old pot lid + aqua spray paint = funky birdbath! Love it!

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This cute little table is from Hanna at Drab to Fab! What a great idea to remove the drawers and line the interior with beadboard, it really makes it unique.

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Jen got this dresser for dirt cheap, the Anthropologie knobs not so much. Check it out on her blog, Jen Rose, and be prepared to be jealous of her way fun life! Did you know she’s a makeup artist and recently worked backstage at the AMC Awards? Jealous!

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Beth inherited this dining set from her sister-in-law and set (her hubby!) to work making it her own. I really love the shade used here!

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Amanda turned this old dresser into an entertainment center by removing the top drawers! Very clever, although I do admit, I liked the character of the original hardware! Check it out on her blog HERE.

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And finally, a bathroom makeover from Andrea from Sisters with Flair. Flair indeed. I love the idea of hanging a mirror on a mirror, but it was looking a little lost in the before. The painted cabinets definitely pulled it all together.





And as always, thanks so much for visiting my blog. Have a great weekend!


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Comments

  1. Holy Turquoise! I just love them all.

  2. I love every single one!!!

  3. Thank you for featuring me Lindsey!

  4. Love, Love, LOVE all the turquoise! My favorite! I cannot wait to re-do my daughter’s bedroom just so I can do SOMETHING in turquoise!!

  5. Hey Lindsey, thanks for the awesome post and thanks for letting one of my projects be featured!

  6. Love all of these! The side-table re-do was by Hanna at Drab to Fab! She and her sisters are amazing! I’m now looking for my own project to turn turquoise.

  7. love all the pieces. I think the color can be a little intimidating but looks beautiful when i see it in the room.

  8. thanks so much for featuring my birdbath!
    these are all really great projects!
    did you see the table I made this week?
    http://myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com/2010/04/repurposed-crib-legs-table-top.html
    have a great weekend!
    gail

  9. How did I NOT know about your blog before now? I just found you on Craft Rookie, and I LOVE it! My house is a beach house undergoing a post-fire renovation, and I’m taking that opportunity to accent the whole place in aqua/turquoise. I’m so inspired looking through this post alone, and the following ones are terrific. You’re getting added to my blogroll, definitely; I want both of my readers to discover you too. Please pop over if you’re so inclined.

  10. Love them all!!

  11. Love the pieces!!

    Even though Turquoise is not my personal style.. I appreciate it in other homes! :)

  12. *sigh* Now I want to paint some furniture! :)

  13. I’ve been trying to decide if I was going to paint a china cabinet turqouise — and after this post — YES!!!

  14. I’m doing a dresser re-do right now in. . . you guessed it, Turquoise!

  15. Oh I adore turquoise. About 5 years ago I took a French Provincial bedroom set and painted it Bahama Blue by Benjamin Moore for my daughter’s bedroom.

    Since then she has moved on to 70′s chic and Pantone has finally caught up with me. :)

  16. Everything looks better in turquoise.

  17. Thank so much for featuring one of our pieces on your site. We have been blessed with my new visitors thanks to Better After. We cannot thank you enough!

  18. This post was a real treat!! I LOVE turquoise too!!! Just redecorating my room in turquoise!

  19. Thank you so much for featuring my desk! I love all the turquoise!

  20. Just found your fabulous blog!

    I love turquoise as well and painted my new art studio a light version as seen on House of Turquoise.

  21. Thank you so much for featuring my dresser! It’s been so fun looking at ALL the great turquoise pieces! I’m totally addicted! Thanks again!

  22. Wow totally in LOVE with almost ALL of the above :)

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