Mine is turquoise, I like pretty much any variation of it, from it's lightest shade to teal.
It reminds me of the ocean. In particular the Caribbean Ocean.
|Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico.|
And I absolutely love turquoise jewelry!
Our bedroom and bathroom are painted a color called "turquoise mist". The name describes it perfectly. It's light, soft and fresh. I love it.
So, when deciding what color to paint an old beaten up accent table a friend gave me...it was an easy choice, turquoise of course!
(I forgot to take a before pic, I found this one on the internet)
The table is from Bombay Co., rest assured it isn't a valuable antique, and was in rough shape. It had one broken leg and a scarred top. I fixed the leg, removed the existing drawer pulls and filled the holes.
I mixed my paint with a little bit of plaster of Paris, it's makes it thicker and adheres better to the existing finish. I didn't sand it.
I used a light turquoise paint first, then haphazardly brushed on a darker turquoise.
I pulled out a vintage atlas, and covered the drawer fronts (with a map of the Caribbean, of course!) using Mod Podge, as a base coat and top coat. I removed any bubbles with a steel paint scraper.
Just look at those pretty long legs!
Above it I hung a little tiled mirror that we purchased in Mexico, and above that, the beautiful painting my friend Michelle painted for me for my 50th birthday last year.
I am very pleased with how it turned out - it fits our home's decor perfectly.
"From trash to treasure".
So, what's your happy color?
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