Painting weather; warm, fresh and dry.
I picked up a few wooden pieces last weekend and today
I cleaned, painted, waxed, used varathane (satin)
and even stencilled a bit.
The picture (above) includes a few favorites and treasures; a small planter in the background, the sweet family photo, a red transferware bowl and an aqua sealer with hydrangea. The very old dresser was a gift from my sister. My baby picture reflected in the mirror is a very old treasure indeed, (very few were taken in those early years). You can check out the seascape here.
The vintage wooden makeup mirror went from brown to vintage white with a satin wax finish. Three applications of paint, one of wax. Below is a before and after and then a few 'in progress' pictures.
Instead of cleaning the mirror after painting I taped right under the rim and all the surface. This made cleanup a snap. The time to tape was likely as long as the time to clean paint off but it was an easier task.
I used CeCe Caldwell Vintage White clay/chalk paint and the Satin Finish wax for this project. I would have used Annie Sloan Old White but I ran out and CeCe is sold locally. Both paints are similar to use but not the same.
There as still a few hydrangea left and I cut a few with pink/purple colors, borrowed an aqua sealer from my kitchen display, cleared off the dresser and made a fresh vignette using the mirror.
Its always a bit of a challenge to have something neutral in a mirror when taking pictures.
Here is a tiny peek at some of the other furniture I worked on today...
Love it when painting weather and energy happen at the same time.