CeCe Caldwell’s Paints Mixology

CeCe Caldwell's Paints + Mixology = A Beautiful Shade Of Green (1)

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. ff900e575ac468011480cc4798b20243Source

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.CeCe Caldwell's Paints + Mixology = A Beautiful Shade Of Green (3)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.CeCe Caldwell's Paints + Mixology = A Beautiful Shade Of Green (7)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.CeCe Caldwell's Paints + Mixology = A Beautiful Shade Of Green (14)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.CeCe Caldwell's Paints + Mixology = A Beautiful Shade Of Green (16)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.CeCe Caldwell's Paints Mixology ~ Vintage Street DesignsI 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!
CeCe Caldwell's Paints + Mixology = A Beautiful Shade Of Green (12)I have a LOVE of cane and fortunately the cane on this chair is in excellent condition.  CeCe Caldwell's Paints + Mixology = A Beautiful Shade Of Green (10)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.CeCe Caldwell's Paints + Mixology = A Beautiful Shade Of Green (8)

To be continued…

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