Monday, February 27, 2012

Guest Blogger: Lesli from My Old Country House

Hi, This is Lesli from My Old Country House

and I am Honored and tickled teal (tee hee) to be Guest Hosting

the very first blog I ever chose to follow...

and one of my ALL TIME Favorite Blogs and Bloggers (Erin rocks!)


House of Turquoise.


As an aside..and as you know...life can change on a dime,

and yesterday I found myself on a airplane headed to my Dad's ICU bedside

(he is doing better)...

so as I sit here, listening to all the beeps...I will try to distract myself by

taking YOU on a virtual Tour of Turquoise

of My Old Country House, and let the pictures do the talking!!!


that is one of my favorite things about Erin's blog, the photos just make me weak at the knees...time after time after time...

the turquoise takes me DOWN!


I do not have to go far, in my house, to find turquoise...

in fact..it starts at the front door...

Benjamin Moore
"River Blue"

our foyer/entryway doubles as a good old fashioned "Mudroom"
and the focal pint is the first piece of furniture we bought for this house for
$50 - An Old Church Pew - painted Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint - "Provence".


The Living Room is sprinkled with touches of turquoise...the Chevron sofa...
the pillows...

The wing backs and the coffee table...

the Swedish Grandfather Clock..

the Eastlake dresser...I bought for $40 at a yard sale and painted Benjamin Moore "Calypso Blue"


...my French glass doo-dad holder on the mantle....

even my lap top cover...

...and "Gardenia"
I use Aqua paint in almost every single one of my paintings...

...and last weekend I scored for pocket change
and painted my new Dining Room sideboard
Benjamin Moore's
Shore House Green...


and my most recent painting "The White Dress"
The background is Martha Stewart's "Lagoon"
this color is TO DIE!


...But perhaps my favorite Aqua transformation,

...the room whose makeover made me the happiest...

is the striped Laundry Room...





The wall stripes in the Laundry Room are
Benjamin Moore's - "Mountain Peak White", "Ocean Air"
and the Doors are "Fairy Tale Blue"



...wanna hear something funny...those aren't even my initials...
I got the tote with it's random monogram
(and about 5 others) for $7.00 at the LLBean Outlet!!!



Thank you Erin for inviting me to be a Guest Blogger on

your wonderful blog and thank you readers for taking my

Tour of Turquoise

and we did not even go upstairs!!!!


If you would like to see more of


stop by anytime!

13 comments:

Heidi said...

First of all, best wishes and prayers for your Dad in ICU. :( Hope he's better very soon.

Secondly, what an amazing home! Thanks for sharing the tour. Apparently, you are a furniture painting fool! I'm so impressed that in one weekend you purchased *and* painted your sideboard! (I'm famous for purchasing and not quite getting around to the refinishing.:) )

My personal favorite (difficult choice) is the painted church pew - primarily because I have one too, and have never thought about painting it! ... Until now.

Kim said...

Hope your dad continues to recover in full! LOVE your home and I especially fell in love with your white dress painting. Thrilled to discover, when I clicked on your link back to your blog,to see that your show will be in Crozet - because I'm in Staunton! I'm adding it to my calendar (although I may buy the painting off your Etsy site first). I too love turquoise (kinda obvious since I follow Erin's blog) but the question I have isn't about any of your turquoises - it's what color is your living room?? I'm searching for a pink for mine right now and yours seems perfect. Have you liked living with a pink room? This will be my first and I find I'm more nervous about painting a room pink than any other color I've painted! Thanks for sharing!

Meg said...

That chevron couch-to DIE for! Drooling over here.....great blog!!

Lesli at My Old Country House said...

Thanks for the kind words...my living room is Benjamin Moore pink cloud . I have never looked back .i adore it. It adjoins a room that is a color called spring in aspen".also Ben Moore.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

It looks so fresh! Love the color and look of it all.

Diane said...

What playful use of colors...so much eye candy to feast upon. This is a delightful post, and I visited your blog. Will definitely be following you there. I LOVE all the uses of turquoise and aqua...especially the old church pew. I'm the wife of a pastor and we removed pews from our church several years ago. There are a few small ones in storage. Guess what I'm going to do?! Thanks for all the fun inspiration. Love your taste in decor!

SHERRY HART said...

So sorry to hear of your Dad...hope he recovers.....
I adore your home. The perfect amount of whimsy and fun! And your touches of blues are my fav!

3LambsStudio said...

I love the church pew! I've always wanted one of those. The baskets underneath for storage are such a smart idea!

Musette said...

Lesli,

Best wishes as your dad recovers. The photos are gorgeous! Love the 'doo-dad holder' - I have several of those and, of course, they are all in shades of turquoise, teal and aqua. Funny how that works, huh?

xoA

April said...

The church pew is awesome! Also, the initials on that tote you got are my initials! HAHAHA, so funny. I did a double take and I was like, WHOA! What a great find!

Prayers for your dad!

Lesli at My Old Country House said...

april that is TOO funny, I am going to tell everyone about this! Hysterical! I Love life!

Manor House said...

Hope that your dad have become well. Yeah, Your home is awesome. I like that very much.

luxury hotels in dublin said...

Best wishes to your dad.
I like the designs very much. I found such designs in a 4 star hotel in Dublin.

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