tropicana cabana…

This is not your grandmother’s chair.  Okay, maybe it was your grandmother’s chair, but not anymore.  This gem of a colour is one of my favourite shades of turquoise.  Benjamin Moore Tropicana Cabana, 2048-50.  I paint a lot of furniture, and in future will post before pics.  This lovely little chair, gifted to me by a dear friend, was originally finished with a mahogany stain.  After a light sanding, I primed it with Circa 1850 Prime-it Plus, and then brushed on two coats of BM Aura semi-gloss.  All latex paint, so better for you and the environment.  Lovely, glossy, cheery.  In most lighting, the chair’s colour appears as a true turquoise, see small photo.  I reupholstered the back of the chair and sewed up a matching fitted cushion for the seat.  All that…for the cat. 


  • Reply A Matchy Matchy Midlife November 13, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I adore this picture of the cat in the chair!!! His (her?) eyes match!!!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas November 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    This is Mia, and I don't intentionally match to my cats, but I do love all shades of blue, LOL.

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