Friday, February 16, 2018

mixing the perfect pink paint

Pink is a colour that will always stay popular as long as there are little girls in the world! It's a happy colour that has so many beautiful hues.  I've had this French Provincial nightstand for a while now and it's original dark brown finish was doing absolutely nothing for it. I don't paint with pink a lot, but lately I have been getting a lot of requests for it, so I decided to go for it.  I didn't have a blush tone in my stash of paint, so I made my own!

To make this colour I used Vintage Cupcake and Confetti from Country Chic Paint.  I mixed it until I was happy with the tone and ended up with about a 50/50 mix of the two colours.

I gave the nightstand two coats of paint and then distressed it when it was dry to give it a beautiful worn vintage look!

To keep the colour subtle, I waxed it lightly with White Wax.  Clear wax would be equally as perfect, but would boost the colour intensity slightly.  I wanted to keep it really light, so the white wax was the perfect option!

Isn't it so pretty? If you didn't have baby fever before, do you now? My daughter is nearly 9 and has her own ideas of bedroom decor - mainly bright over the top colours! I wonder if I can convince her she needs a blush and cream bedroom...

For more ideas on creating your own colours, make sure you are following the blog on Country Chic Paint's website! They have a fantastic colour line up, inspiring ideas, and you can even watch tutorials on their YouTube channel!  Happy painting!

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