Well, today I have the reveal that I intended to show you yesterday. You should have seen me maneuvering things around at the store to get these pictures and pictures of the other piece I will be showing you later on.
I can guarantee I would have been Monday’s comic relief.
But I prevailed.
The light wasn’t perfect and the staging isn’t too sophisticated –
But I prevailed.
So now let me introduce you to Lady’s Slipper – inspired by the little purple flowers that I would go search for in the woods around our house each spring.
And the “before” shot:
I showed you the two colors I used yesterday.
They are Wild Horses and Crushed Tea from American Paint Company.
Wild Horses is a deep purple with brown tones and crushed tea is a old-world gray like you’d see on a craftsman house.
And I love, love, love them together.
For the finish, I mixed some silver mica powder into the wax to give it a little sheen and sparkle.
By the way, I have to say how much I love American Paint Company’s wax. I have used five or six different brands of wax and I can 100% honestly say that the two lines I carry – Miss Mustard Seed and American Paint Company are by far (and I mean BY FAR) the two best waxes I have used.
Miss Mustard Seed’s wax goes on like butter. Silky smooth.
American Paint Company’s dries quickly and buffs to an incredible, durable sheen.
And BOTH are odorless and all natural which is a big deal – a very big deal when you do furniture on a regular basis.
Anyway, back to that silver mica enhanced finish…
The knobs are like silver spun sugar.
I used Crushed Tea as the base and blended the Wild Horses with some pull back in areas to reveal more Crushed Tea.
I was pleased with the movement in the paint.
Even though this has purple tones, to me it really is a neutral and a great seasonal alternative to the traditional pastel spring color palette.
I hope its new owner agrees!