Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I Adore Turquoise!
The budget forced a pass on the Mia nesting tables, (see "floor plan" entry below) but their gorgeous turquoise color inspired me to find another way to bring this happy color into the family room. With a simple palette of creams and browns, a splash of turquoise will look great in this space.
With a paint deck in hand, off I went to the paint store and came away with a quart of Sherwin-Williams Drizzle 6479. Looking for something to paint I found an unused tray tucked away in a cabinet, originally black, that had the potential to be transformed.
First the tray was sanded and primed, then two layers of the new color were brushed on. I wasn't exactly sure where this project was going. One idea was to cover the turquoise paint with a layer of silver leaf, rubbing away some for a chic rustic look (is there such a thing?!) Then I remember the "wallpaper" pattern I recently worked on and it was traced onto the surface of the tray. A mixture of Sherwin-Williams Universal Khaki and silver paint filled in the pattern, followed by a very thin wash of the turquoise and silver paint (mixed) to give the entire surface a soft sheen.
Perhaps this tray will find a home on the coffee table. Trays are a great place to stack magazines, books...and remotes. Attractive AND neat! This tray also works lining the back of one of the shelves. (I need to get started on accessorizing the bookcases!) A short glass vase filled with white flowers, placed in front of the tray, would look beautiful here and bring a bit of spring inside.