Lets say the Cat was away from the shop and the mouse was
So back to my project I purchased little sample pots of the colors she used, Georgian Revivial Blue by Sherwin Williams and Light French Grey by Behr and I went to work. This is the transformation of one of the mirrors.
I painted the darker turquoise then painted the lighter french blue on in streaks and blotches. Sorry no pictures of this step again (picture taking 101, I apparently skipped that class)
I then sanded with 80 grit sand paper, and glazed the piece. I took this picture after it was hung in the shop and all you see is the ceiling of the shop. Sorry, but the mirror frame looks amazing. ;)
I was SO happy with the way it turned out. I mean really excited. I love the colors but have to admit the middle stage where it was just the two colors was a bit off putting to say the least. I guess you could say that was the ugly stage. I use that term in my decorative painting as well, that middle stage you just have to trust me that it will turn out, cause by looking at it one might wonder what I was doing.
I am excited to try this on a bigger piece maybe a chest of drawers if one comes in to the shop.
Stay tuned for more of my projects from "When the cat was away the mouse will play"