Hi Guys! In this post I talk about; three projects in progress and how I made the wrong paint color choice three times, the winners of the stencil giveaway and the craft giveaway, the new Petticoat Junktion video page, the vintage kitchen scale I received from a reader, and flowers yet to be potted.
Have you ever selected the wrong paint color for a project? Or maybe the color is okay but just needs a bit of tweaking? I’ve definitely run into this problem before. My paint color choice on the last three projects leaves a little bit to be desired but I think with tweaking the projects will be okay. I just might need a little guidance from you.
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Remember this glider from the junk shop?
I brought it home and the JTS used a wire brush to remove the loose paint then I went over it with sandpaper.
Next I sprayed black Rustoleum rust reformer on the rusty spots. I couldn’t decide what color to paint the glider. Turquoise or yellow were my top picks. I bought spray paint at the store and sprayed a bit of each color on the bottom of the glider. Not feeling either color. The yellow was too yellow and the turquoise was too blue.
paint color choice – Cherry Red
I finally settled on this Cherry Red from Krylon. I love the color but the coverage is not real good. It’s not the spray paint it’s the roughness of the glider. I think the arms and the decorative front panel are a different metal than the rest of the glider. They have a smoothness that the body of the glider doesn’t have. The paint covered these areas really well.
I chose to use spray paint because I thought the job would be easy. It was easy but the finished look doesn’t do it for me. I’m also thinking I want a mustardy yellow color for the finish. My HomeRight paint sprayer filled with exterior latex paint might be the answer. Could get better paint coverage that way.
paint color choice – Scarlet
Next project up is the mid century piece I bought in Metropolis for $17.50. It was backless and the JTS cut a back for it.
paint color choice – Pewter
I chose Beyond Paint in Pewter for the finish and I like the color but I want to add a little pizazz.
These are the knobs that inspired the makeover. Blue and gray compliment each other right. The knobs came from Tuesday Morning. I fell in love with the agate ones but they only had the one set.
Anyway, I think I need to add a wash or another color to the gray on the chest. What do you guys think?
This project is small but could make a big statement if I get the color right. I used to have pieces like this in the 70’s…..copper with blue and white porcelain handles or knobs. I remember a teapot in particular. Anyone else.
This is my first attempt at painting the brass. The color is pretty and what I thought I wanted. I removed the painters tape from the handles and took the pot in the house but the color is too dark for me. Maybe a lighter blue or I guess I could go red……hummmm.
I bought the ferns on sale at Walmart.
And also a few flowers. Now I just have to plant them in my rusty wagon. It’s going to be so cute!
A sweet, sweet, reader named Nancy F. sent me the vintage kitchen scales. Isn’t that the nicest thing. She’s downsizing her junk stash and read that I collected kitchen scales.
I like the rust as is so I just coated the scales with clear wax.
The green is perfect and fits my color scheme to a T.
The winner of the July craft giveaway is….
And the winner of the Flamingo stencil kit is…..
Most of you know I put together a few video tutorials but you may not know that I have a whole new page dedicated to them. I plan to do more videos. They’re a great teaching tool. Much easier to understand than a flat photo. You can see my video page here…Petticoat Junktion Video Tutorials or just click My Videos on the menu bar.
Do you like the project kit giveaway idea? Would you like to see more of those kits similar to the flamingo stencil kit? Leave me a note…about anything. Have a great day