Tiffany Blue Paint Recipe

So here was my challenge…create a paint recipe for Tiffany Blue so I could paint this ornate mirror for a client.  But before I get into the experiment phase of the recipe, how about a few before and after photos?recipe

Just a glimpse of what’s to come!

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SAM_5134I have to tell you…I am NO chemist, so this task was a little risky!images

SAM_0436Here were my little sample cups.  I measured each one with teaspoons of water first so I could get exact measurements.  It never fells, if I create some wacky color by mixing paints, someone is going to want me to match it.  This time I was determined to keep notes!

My Tiffany Blue Recipe:

3 parts Vintage White (CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk Paint)

2 parts Smoky Mountain Gray (CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk Paint)

1 part Destin Gulf Green (CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk Paint)

1 part Reflecting Pool (Behr Interior Flat Paint)

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Whew…it worked like a dream.  Just by adding that little bit of Reflecting Pool by Behr brightened the color just enough but didn’t effect the results of how chalk paint works.  I was still able to take a damp cloth and easily distress to expose some of the gold underneath.

SAM_5130I then finished it off by using clear wax.

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Here it is in all it’s glory just before my client drove away with it.  I made her wait while I took one last picture!

displayCan you see the mirror hanging on the back wall?  It definitely fits beautifully in this space.  If you’re looking for something to do this week, head on down to Scottsdale Marketplace, 6310 N Scottsdale Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ and check out my client/friend’s booth.  Her name is Kim, otherwise known as Regency Mod.  She has a second booth under construction that will no doubt be just as beautiful when she finished.

Blessings ~ Judy

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  1. This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    Shelly

    • Thanks so much Shelly…I love my clients, they consistently challenge me (in a good way)! Hope you are having a lovely week so far! Blessings ~ Judy

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