Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tiffany Blue and Marigold Chalk Paint Magic

Just finished another chalk-painted treasure!

What was once Drab……

Is now Fab! This is a prime example of the magic of paint.

Accentuating the positive

And adding shapely curves where there were none…..

I started with a base coat of Tiffany blue (my favorite aqua), then painted the accents with a mustard yellow topped with marigold yellow.

Never one to leave well enough alone, I highlighted the lines with high-pigment metallic gold and bronze.

Finished with clear and dark wax, giving the blue and yellow a warm depth.

Then, after perfecting every line, I distressed the hell out of it….:)

I never decided a direction I wanted to go with this design. I only knew the colors I wanted to use. I just started painting, and let my Muse take the lead. When I allow a design to occur organically, and not over-think it, it tends to fall into place rather quickly. I usually love the end result more too! Well, off I go. In my next post, I'll be showing you all the new treasures waiting for chalk paint magic. 

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  1. What a gorgeous tray that is now! Love the color combo... I'm featuring it in this week's PoPP Spotlight. Thanks for linking up.

  2. WOW, that after is AMAZING!! It would go perfect in my kitchen!! I would love for you to come link up at my Furniture and Paint Party going on now!! Hope to see you soon

  3. This is so creative! Love how you added interest to such a plain piece.

  4. LOVE what you did to this blah tray. Incredible transformation. Thank you for the inspiration!

    Lucy @ Patina Paradise


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