This mirror...so lovely
except is was COVERED
in bright gold GLITTER paint
yep, I said glitter
It's solid wood
and the carved details are really cool
The obvious choice was to paint this mirror
in a soft, "shabby" color
to compliment the carved hearts and flowers...
...we try to avoid the obvious choice
Coat one went on...
Kenny painted it in Hunter Green milk paint
now, I do love green, but the dark color
seemed to obscure the details too much
so while he was busy with something else,
I mixed up some deep aqua milk paint
You can see it peeking through here and there
It was pretty, but I really was craving something different!
I mixed up a crazy concoction of milk paint until I got a color
that resembled chartreuse
Completely different, unusual, and vibrant
while still being elegant
Good thing it's still a shade of green,
otherwise I'd have an unhappy husband to contend with!
We did a bit of distressing, toned down the vibrancy
a little with Dark Wax
(for a tutorial on waxing, click HERE )
It's a bit classic, a bit funky...
and a bit unexpected
Just like us!