Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Bit of Color Play - Coco and Versailles

Ever since the completion of my new favorite project, The China Cabinet, I have been dying to play more with color and the washing technique. I just needed something to practice on. I debated on using old trim pieces from the basement but decide on something more fun. I really enjoy going to Goodwill and purchasing anything in solid wood. I recently acquired an inexpensive wood mirror that seemed right for an experiment.
I painted the base in a coat of Coco and applied clear wax. Then I washed it with a Versailles. The affect was very nice...very Pottery Barn inspired.

I have a few other items to "wash" in the basement. I can't wait for my next color mini-adventure.
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  1. love it! I"m planning doing a versailles, grey linen, and maybe old white mix to see if I can get a nice grey, green, beige . . . Love your stuff! Thanks Jessica

  2. i love that color, and that mirror has such a great elegant shape!

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