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Color Crazy: Benjamin Moore Old Pickup Blue

Old Pickup Blue counter legs

from Coastal Living

When you need a color, you need a color. While choosing materials for my kitchen remodel, I spent hours poring over magazines and internet images to help coalesce my preferences and vision for my dream kitchen. I kept coming back to the beachy kitchens in Coastal Living, this kitchen in particular. From the open shelving to the swoony color, it felt Right. I ended up incorporating the white cabinets with turquoise knobs into my new kitchen, but there was no logical way to include the coastal blue you see on those counter legs. Until it hit me: my windows! A few years earlier, I had picked up a couple of leaded antique windows from a (junk) shop in Chicago with the intent of doing SOMETHING with them, someday. To satisfy my need for this yummy Benjamin Moore Old Pickup Blue, I painted over the old white windows and propped them against walls in the dining area of my new kitchen. Voila! I fulfilled my need for this punchy color without committing to anything permanent. Love!

10 Bees!

This entry was published on January 7, 2012 at 6:46 am. It’s filed under Beachy Feel, DIY, Home Decor, House, Kitchen Materials, New Kitchen, White Kitchens and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Color Crazy: Benjamin Moore Old Pickup Blue

  1. Greetings! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d
    ask. Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest authoring a blog post or vice-versa?
    My site covers a lot of the same topics as yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you’re interested feel free to shoot me an email. I look forward to hearing from you! Superb blog by the way!

    • Beth Bates on said:

      Oh my gosh I’m sorry I just found this. Bless ya. Thanks for your kind words – I’m eyebrow-deep ink thesis, but yeah! That would be fun!

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