One of the colors from the Annie Sloan Paint collection that I got on my last trip was called Arles. It's a mustard type yellow and mustard color is right up my alley so why not buy her.
Well her and I did not get along, she was not the girl that I thought she would be, she just didn't show her real color when I opened her can, she had a blah pale orange peachy yellow to her. One color I do not like is peach, I'm afraid of peach. I'm afraid of painting something tan and it has a peach hue to it. I think my nightmare with peach was many, many years ago we had a peach and mint bathroom. Remember when those colors were in style...... YUCK is all I can say now. I hate peach and Arles was showing me signs of peach. So her and I backed off and...... I tried to sell her.
It didn't work the gal that paints AS with me didn't like her either. I was stuck with her so last weekend I decided that I needed to give Arles a fair amount of time on the playground with me to really let her show herself. So I was doing a few chalkboards and gave her one of them. Oh let me tell you she was ugly and I told her so with every coat that I put on. She was peachy yellowish orange. I didn't stress about it because I'm selling the chalkboard anyway, someone will love her.
Then I distressed her a bit, waxed the heck out of her and did some antiqueing to give her some depth. She came through and I love her, I love her so much I'm going to paint MY dresser in the living room with her. She's not peachy, she's a mustardy dark distressed beauty. Now I might have to keep her to hang above my Arles painted dresser.
Don't worry I apologized to her and told her how pretty she was.