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Have You Ever Seen A Prettier Green?

I dare say you have not!  🙂

Martha Stewart Living from Home Depot.  Color:  Dill

Once again, I’m having trouble getting a picture that accurately shows the color, but if you’re looking for a really earthy green with a touch of taupe, this one is gorgeous.

By the way, I had it color matched in Kelly-Moore interior alkyd satin enamel.  When painting cabinets, it’s the only paint I use.  There’s absolutely no latex product that comes close to the gorgeous and durable finish you get with a a quality oil-based paint.

Edit:  Neither of the greens above are completely accurate (at least on my monitor).  The color in the photo I took is too saturated, and the color in the picture from Home Depot is too washed it.  The actual color is somewhere in between the two.



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    Ashley
    October 5, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    I love how it looks with the tiled back splash. Very nice!

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    Kellybel
    October 7, 2010 at 7:01 am

    I have a question…I'm painting the bottom cabinets in my kitchen next week. I've already done the top but wasn't thrilled with streaked look and it chips, but I used a regular satin enamel. Does using latex help with the look in the end? And what have you found is the best brush type for applying oil based paint? Thank you so much…love your style!

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    October 7, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Kellybel, I would only ever use oil-based paint on cabinets, and my preference is Kelly-Moore brand interior alkyd in a satin finish.

    And I only ever use one type of brush, whether I'm using latex or oil-based paint. 🙂 I guess when I find something that works, I stick with it. Anyway, I use a 2 1/2 inch sash (angled) brush by Purdy. They have one that is specific for oil-based paints, one that is specific for latex, and one that is all-purpose. You can get them at Home Depot. It really is the best brush I've found, and the brush can make a huge difference in the results you get on your project.

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    Kellybel
    October 7, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Thank you so much! I'm off to the store. Just wish I found you before I did the top cabinets!

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    Kellybel
    April 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Thank you so much! I'm off to the store. Just wish I found you before I did the top cabinets!

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