Mini project - a little bit of turquoise for my desk
For a while I have been wanting to paint something in my home turqoise. I just love sea greeny blues and find these colours really calming.
The other day I decided to repaint an old crate which used to live in my shop for display purposes and then recently has been used as my in/pending/to do tray on my desk.
It started off looking like this:
I then mixed up 4 colours of Anita's all purpose Acrylic craft paint - I used a big dollop of Country Blue with smaller dollops of Seafoam Green and Dusty Green and then a little squirt of Midnight Blue. I played around til I got a colour I liked and painted really roughly. I sanded it then painted it again and then sanded it one last time with 220 grit sandpaper which always gives your finished item a nice sheen.
I'm wondering now whether to paint my antique chair to match - that's my trouble I never know when to stop!!
I had some paint left over so have painted some wooden coffee stirrers in this colour, a lighter colour and white and I am going to try to make one of those picture frames that have that Caribbean look - layers of distressed turqoisey bits of wood nailed to a frame. They are painted now so I'll put them aside for this future project but I just didn't want to waste the paint. I also painted a bit of trim I had left over from my bulletin board project as I had enough wood left to make a little blackboard and thought it would look nice with a turqoise frame. Watch this space!