If you were to look at my closet, if would be no secret that I love shades of blue. From Turquoise to light blue to Navy. I love Blue. If one gorgeous blue looks great on a piece of furniture, why not two, or even three?
It was so HOT here yesterday that I barely went outside. I did however manage to get this free to me stool painted, and I love the results.
I sprayed it out with Zinnser Primer and a light s and to block the original paints. They were pretty vibrant and I didn’t want to risk any of the paints or markers bleeding through. CeCe Caldwell’s paints doesn’t require a primer for adhesion, even on a slick surface like this stool, but if there is any question to the paint or stain already on the piece, sometimes a quick coat of shellac or Primer can stop any bleed through.
I blended different blues and a little (green) together. I used Destin Gulf Green, and Maine Harbor Blue, with a touch of Emerald Isle Green. You can use any paint combo you like. Here is what you will need:
Two colors of CeCe Caldwell’s Paints, one cup of water, at least two brushes.
BIG MESS RIGHT?
Have two or three brushes ready. Paint the first coat, just here and there (messy here) with your first color. Immediately paint in the same method with your 2nd color. Use a third brush (or one you have used), dip it in the water, tap off excess, and “blend” the two colors together. You don’t want the brush to be too wet, or it will dilute the colors and you will end up taking both of the colors off, back onto the brush. There is no wrong or right way to do this. Sometimes I find working in a cross hatch pattern works best to really highlight the paint.
I finished with just a light touch of Emerald Isle, t hen blended with water. Since it was SO HOT, it dried almost immediately. I let the paint sit for several hours (you are supposed to wait 24), and finished it with CeCe Caldwell’s newest sealer, “Endurance”. Endurance is a Polyurethane type product, with a very low VOC, almost all natural, and NO YELLOWING.
A lot of feet will me making contact with this stool, I wanted the hardest finish I could find, and this is it. Endurance is great for kitchen cabinets, outdoor furniture, or anything that needs to stand up to a lot of wear and tear.
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