Kim left a comment on one of my posts about my trip asking if I’d been inspired by any of the colors I saw in Norway or Scotland, and the answer is a resounding yes!
As I mentioned in my post about Oslo on Wednesday, I loved the vibrant blues that I saw at the folk museum. The bright blue on this bed is stunning.
While the faded blue on this trunk may not be as bright as it once was, it’s still lovely.
And in fact, beautiful shades of blue were everywhere, like on this door in Stavanger.
I don’t think I even realized just how much blue had caught my eye until I started going through my photos.
Even the Norwegian posters were blue!
I just love the perfect chippy, worn blue on this chair. If I could have brought this home as a souvenir, I definitely would have. Do you think I could have shoved this into the overhead compartment on the plane?
Probably not. Instead, I had to create my own version of it at home.
I purchased this little stool at my ‘breakfast meeting‘ the other day and it was the perfect candidate for a Norwegian blue paint job.
Funny enough, Behr actually makes a color called Norwegian Blue (N470-5), but nope, not the color I wanted at all. So I chose to use Miss Mustard Seed’s Flow Blue milk paint, it’s the perfect Norwegian blue.
I followed my usual m.o. A little sanding, followed by a cleaning with TSP substitute, followed by two coats of paint. And this time I finished with Miss Mustard Seed furniture wax. I got just the right amount of chipping/distressing on this adorable little stool.
Although it looks pretty great paired with the desk in my Q-branch, it’s definitely not comfortable enough for the amount of time I sit here writing my blog. So it won’t be staying in this spot. But I’m going to carry it around my house for a while and see if I can come up with a spot for it. Just a little something to remind me of the beautiful blues of Norway!
By the way, did you notice? There is a little sneak peek of one of my upcoming travel posts on my computer screen.
We’re not going to get to Flam until sometime in July though, so you’ll just have to stay tuned for that one!