Thursday, June 28, 2012

The "Pea-R-Fect" Green

I found this cute little foot stool at the Goodwill about a month ago.  I have been very busy as of late with everything BUT our booth space and this blog.  Last Thursday I had a little bit of time to work on a small project so I decided the stool would be my project of choice!  Easy enough to complete in a couple of hours. 
I had an old vintage table cloth that I wanted to use to recover the top.  I couldn't decide if I wanted to use blue or green to paint the bottom.  In the end...I decided on GREEN...my favorite color!  However, I didn't have the perfect shade, so I had to create the "Pea-R-Fect" shade. Summer PEAS...that was the color I wanted.
  I custom mixed CeCe Caldwell's Maine Harbor Blue and Spring Hill Green until I got the perfect shade.  I wish I could tell you the exact amounts, but I did not measure.  I can tell you I started with approximately a 1/2 a cup of Spring Hill Green and I would guess I probably used about 2 Tablespoons of Maine Harbor Blue...but this is a guess. 
I coated with 2 coats of my custom mix and let dry. 

Then I sealed the stool with CeCe Caldwell's Satin Finish. If you have not tried this product yet...you are missing out!  It's like brushing on liquid wax.  When it dries...it has the perfect sheen and is completely durable and washable! Perfect for a tough finish if you don't want a distressed finish or need it to be kid friendly and washable.  Great for table tops and kitchen cabinets!  I can't say enough about how much I love this product!
While the paint and the Satin Finish were drying I recovered the top using a vintage table cloth.  This is the end result!  It just makes me happy to look at it!  I love the bright colors!
I love the colors in this fabric!

Happy mixing and painting!
Ciao for now! Kellie

2 comments:

  1. I love this shade of green and also your fabric choice..........have a good weekend!

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  2. Thank you so much! Hope your weekend was good too! Thanks for visiting!

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