Color Me (Gulf Wind) Blue

An update on the bench color poll: Aqua blue/mint/distressed was the clear winner! Also of note, the colors Provence and Duck Egg Blue were chosen more than any other.

Behr Paint Palette

So the majority had spoken…but I still wasn’t convinced this was the way to go. So I grabbed an old tini table we had in the basement workshop and gave the colors a spin to see how the final product would look. Like it? Are you sure?

Aqua Table Full Shot

I used the color samples from Behr which closely resemble the Annie Sloan Paints from the palette I had posted. And, no, it isn’t chalk paint, but it is a high quality latex matte finish paint, which I think will look great on the bench.

Annie Sloan Paint Colors Chosen

Since I was going to use so many different colors, the Behr samples, at $2.94 apiece, allowed me to experiment and blend colors without breaking the bank. The colors I chose for the table project were:

Behr Gray MorningGray Morning, on the flat side of the leg turnings

Blue Table Closeup Gray Morning

Behr Gulf WindsGulf Winds (shown on the turned leg section here)

Blue Table Leg Detail Gulf Winds

Mint Frappe (this one is kind of hidden underneath the top for just a surprise of color : )

Behr Mint Frappe

For the grays I went with Battleship Gray & Sparrow.

Gray Table Top

The end result was soft and pretty, muted and just perfect for the table, and I think for the bench as well. It will have a whole new look, but still retain its rustic, antique feel. So, my question is, dear readers, is this the right palette for the bench?

If not, speak now or forever hold your piece, as I am painting it tomorrow!! And, I will also reveal the winner of the chalkboard sign. Coach will draw the name out of his helmet, since there were soooo many entries choosing that color palette. Good luck to all who voted, and let me know for sure if aqua blue is the way to go. Susan


  1. […] more white than this restyled country bench does! So the bench is finally done and done. From the painting poll that I took on a recent blog post, the colors that won were distressed […]


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