I had gorgeous teal paint left over from when I painted the layered secretaire so yesterday when I picked up a small carved trunk I knew exactly how I wanted to paint it.
A quick and easy project. Love it when that happens. I gave the piece a good sand to even out the old timber and remove the varnish. The a good coat of my teal custom mix and once that was dry I did a wash of turquoise chalk paint. Once it was all dry I gently distressed the piece and waxed it.
I love it!
While I had the teal paint on my brush I decided to be bold and paint a vintage resin mirror that I bought from an old Italian family last week in Concord. Te mirror was brown and gold and a bit tacky to be honest but in perfect condition. The guy I bought it from said his parents never allowed the kids into the formal part of the house so everything was completely brand new and pristine despite being 50 years old.
I think the mirror looks amazing - such a great pop of colour.
The kids and I are off to go treasure hunting as I have pretty much painted all my stock. I will be listing another gorgeous mirror on social media tonight. You can find me below if you are interested:
have a good day