The other day I was hanging out at one of my favorite “soul renewal” places, Barnes and Noble, where I picked up Somerset Home magazine. What caught my eye (besides the beautiful cover) was a feature on Annie Sloan’s new chalk paint color, Lem Lem. It made my heart skip a beat. It’s the color I’ve been looking for! It is a beautiful soft green that is warm and inviting and will brighten up my farmhouse living room.
Annie’s inspiration came from a trip to Ethiopia where she discovered a field of alliums that had been planted by Oxfam’s Ethiopian Seed Project. She calls it the “color of hope”. Not only am I inspired to paint with this glorious color, but I would also be contributing to a very worthwhile cause.
First thing I’m going to use Lem Lem for is to repaint the doors and decorative brackets on this buffet in my dining room.
This secretary in my living room will get a makeover with Lem Lem as will the red dresser that I use as an in between table.
Lastly, I’m thinking of painting the bookcases in the living room with Lem Lem. I’ll save this for last once the other pieces are painted. It might be overkill to have so much of this lovely color.
I’m looking to freshen things up for spring and bring a bit of warmth and color to my furniture pieces and rooms.
Until next time . . .