Let me preface by saying this project took
was a little stinky,
and was completely worth it!
I've really been into blues lately...
ok, that's a lie...
it's not really "lately"
Turquoise is my birthstone
and also my FAVORITE color
I knew what I wanted
for this set...
bold color, lots of texture...showstoppers, basically
What these photos don't capture well
is the almost translucent quality of the colors
like you are looking down into deep, clear water
We stripped the top back to bare wood
until it was silky smooth with no sander marks
before applying three coats of stain and sealant
We painted the whole set in two coats
of a custom mixed turquoise color,
using Annie Sloan Paint
The plan was to apply Milk Paint over the top
in a rich, bright blue
We expected the Milk Paint to crackle and chip
revealing the ASCP below
What a surprise it was when the milk paint
crackled itself AND the chalk paint underneath
right through to the wood!
Of course, it was a dream to distress
(OK, the Milk Paint is a LITTLE earthy smelling...get over it!)
and the outcome makes me VERY happy indeed!
Kenny says the headboard reminds him of Pangea,
slowing drifting apart...
Yeah, I can totally see it
We're completely thrilled with the outcome,
and even more thrilled that we found yet ANOTHER way
to use our beloved
We can't wait to try it again...
I've already cooked up the color combo in my head!
We hope you enjoy viewing the photos!