Daily Archives: August 25, 2015

Turquoises, or Painted Pink Whimsy?

My plan was to start a shades-of-pink piece, after all I was really feeling the urge….  but my daughter dropped in at the store one day, and stopped me , saying I needed to pursue the blues she’d begged for….

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I listened to her and went shades of turquoise, using our all natural chalk/clay paints of American Paint Company.    It turned out lovely, and sold pretty quick…

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That lead me to this piece, using similar colors of American Paint Company’s paint colors,   Shoreline, Surboard, and Uncle Sam

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and that one sold pretty swift as well.   While I’ll admit there IS another piece lined up to be doused in turquoises,  I did manage to squeek out my urge for pink.

On a triple tier table, I used American Paint colors Uncle Sam (white), Powder Room (lighter pink), and Rose Garden (deeper pink)… the stem was painted Caromal Botanical Peony, a light blush pink-

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I added a whimsical stencil, varying the color with the base,  hot glued a decorative ribbon to the base neck, and added a few Swarovski crystals because it’s just impossible not to –

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I sealed the piece off with APC’s all natural Clear Vintage Wax, my  absolute  first choice GO-TO wax…   it’s just so easy to scrub onto the chalky clay paints, merely wipe off the excess then wait an hour or two to buff to a lovely sheen.

The pinks are hard to capture on camera – this photo below is how my eye really sees the colors, in person –

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whereas this photo to follow is more salmon pink –

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Such  a whimsical piece – I’m not a usual fan of the tiered-vintage tables, but this one speaks youth bedroom or play room for sure!

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paints, sundries and accessories –  fabfinisher.com.

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