I wanted to sample a soft pink and grey using my favorite paints – Caromal Colours – so I started with Texture Basecoat Parchment (off white)
added barely a hint of Candy Apple to get pink, and barely a hint of Peppercorn (black) to get a grey
then taped an old oak cabinet door in 1/2 and started brushing. That’s why I love Caromal Colour basecoats, just clean my cabinet door and start painting – no sanding or stripping necessary – and even better, their basecoats hide oak grain! Layer one on
Layer 2 complete and getting a ‘blow dry’
Dry and lightly sanded, distressing the edges a bit….
A polka dot stencil – this one by Caromal Colours – part of their ‘sticky stencils’ that have an adhesive backing so they stick to the wall without adhesive spray, and are reusable –
stencil in place –
I used a little more of the black, thinned with water, for the grey door’s dots, and a silver paint for the pink door’s dots. The black dots were too stark so I gave them a splash of silver as well. I applied Toner to 1/2 of each door sample…..
I like these two soft colors
but I’m not a fan of my dots….
What about these dots?
Cute! I should have used white for my polka dots…
Wooh, speaking of polka dots, look at these! Its actually a fun concept, pretty married up with subtle tone on tone stripes, but I wonder you be able to spot spiders as easily?
Even so, every store needs a polka dot door 🙂
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