It’s no secret that I love yellow.
But not all yellow.
Sometimes yellow can be too pastel-y. Sometimes yellow can be too zing-y.
My fave yellow has hint of mustard to it.
Too much mustard and it looks muddy, too little and it looks like a babies room.
It’s nearly impossible to describe the perfect shade of color to someone but when you see it, you know it.
This is why I love ACE.
It just has that corner hardware shop feel where the people who work there REALLY know about construction and REALLY want to help you (or a furry friend in this case).
Back to the paint…
My plan was to give this bookshelf a facelift that I recently scored.
I loved the lines but the it the peach-toned wood was pretty drab. I started by painting everything an Amy Howard Gray.
I then taped off the gray and pained the cubbies my color-matched yellow.
I’ve proclaimed my eternal love for Amy Howard’s One-Step paint that requires no sanding or priming in this post.
Chalk-based paints have a flat finish to them. Instead of sealing with the Finishing Wax I decided to give it a glossy finish by foam rolling it with a coat of gloss Verathane.
Worked like a charm.
Drab no more.
I’d say that’s a match.
ACE Hardware wants to help you color match some paint to your favorite item with a $100. giftcard giveaway! And of course we’re giving you lots of ways to enter!
*I am part of the ACE Hardware Blogger panel. This is a sponsored post written by myself. I was compensated for the paint to use in this post.*