I’m working on the redesign of two guest rooms right now for a client. If you have been following along, you know that I talked her into letting me do one of them in black & white with an accent of green. The inspiration came from one of my favorite designers ~ Sarah Richardson. Source
Jeanene (the client) loves to shop as much as I do, so I try to incorporate items she already owns. I always like to do this for all of my clients to not only save money, but to be conscientious of sentimental family treasures.Jeanene gave me this cute little ceramic bird she had picked up as a starting off point for the shade of green she wanted to see as the accent color. PERFECT!
I mixed up 3 parts of CeCe Caldwell’s Cinco Bayou Moss to 6 parts Spring Hill Green. If you would like this color just a tad bit darker, add just 4 parts Spring Hill Green. Both are such beautiful shades of green.This chair was in my client’s garage ready to be given away. Isn’t it adorable. I grabbed up immediately and brought home with me. Jeanene is getting to be quite the painter as well. She attended one of my Paint Workshops and I have given her some homework to do while I’m working on this chair as well as some other projects for her. She’s painting frames and a small accent table using vintage white and simply white in CeCe’s collection.And here it is now! Once I finished painting and it was completely dry, I just did some wet distressing to highlight it’s wonderful features.Here’s a close up. This is actually a better photo of the true color. I took the shoots outside so it would be brighter but in some of the pictures the green looks a little light. This is obviously a vintage chair and has a few “vintage character” marks. But when you distress, those flaws are not even noticeable. I added waxing cream to secure and protect the finish.I just used one of my sample pot jars to mix up the paint for this project. I wanted to share with you how little it took to paint this entire chair, even with all it’s details. I still have approx. 1/4 jar left. I painted a single coat and then went back over a few areas that seemed a little thin. I added no water but you certainly could to make the paint stretch even further. The sample pots sell for just $8.95. A GREAT way to try it out without making a huge investment. Please let me know if you have any questions!
I have a LOVE of cane and fortunately the cane on this chair is in excellent condition. Monday is the day we have scheduled for the decorating to be completed in both guest rooms. I have LOTS to do yet…shopping, curtains to find and/or make and a library cabinet to paint. I better quit typing and get to work.
To be continued…