I order my paint from Patty at Classic Wall Finishes. Patty is great. She’s super nice, always helpful and willing to share tricks she has up her sleeve and she’s always super quick getting my paint orders to me. One thing she offers are sets of 4 oz sample pots. One pot will last you for a small project, this way you can easily test the waters with some of the colors without having to splurge on a whole quart of paint. Now what tends to happen to me is, I order some samples and then tuck them away and totally forget I have them. Then one day it hits me that I still have new samples in the basement that I haven’t tried yet and it feels like Christmas
“Christmas” happened to me a few days ago when I stumbled across this on Pinterest
I’m usually not a very pink or even purple girl when it comes to furniture but this here has a bit of grey going with it that subdues the color a little and it just looks wonderful. It looked a little like Annie Sloan’s Paloma to me, which is kind of a greyish lavender taupe color and which – and this is when it struck me – I had ordered a sample of ages ago! I could hear the bells starting to ring
This was one of my first ever chalk paint projects and I was really proud of it once it was done. I had played around with old white and Arles (a sample I had ordered with my first ever order), I had played around with texture and dark wax – and it all turned out pretty decent. Just that it didn’t really fit in with anything anymore other than the dining room since the white cravings had gotten the better of me. So here we go – this was my perfect object for Paloma!
Because you can simply paint over a previously painted piece all I had to do was grab a paint brush, open the sample and get to work. One coat was all it took and the pitcher was done (and it still left me with almost the entire 4 oz pot and the certainty that I’d have to order a quart of Paloma in the future).
Once it was dry, I clear waxed it and added some dark wax and as I had originally put lots of texture on the pitcher the dark wax had lots of little crevices to settle in and give it that wonderfully aged look.
et voilà, all of a sudden the pitcher can be part of the living room and doesn’t have to feel abandoned in the dining room we hardly ever use
I hope you’re all having a wonderful week 😉