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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Before & After - Royal Empress Chairs

Just finished a set of chairs! Here they are before:
And After:

I decided to do the third chair differently, as a set of 2 is probably better than a set of 3, rather than 4. The fourth chair is missing. The third of this set has arms, and will make a nice chair by itself. I chose this color paint to compliment the pinks and reds in the print, and highlight the greens and blues. In different lights the chair seems to be a different color, very pretty!  Ross actually "made" this color from two other colors we had leftover. I'm sad that I used it all up! Oh well, we can always go get it matched.  

These are for sale in the shop, with free shipping and delivery, of course! Have a great weekend!

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  1. those are GORGEOUS! what a great color- i'd be sad to use it up, too!

    hey, quick question for you- do you know the guidelines for mixing paint? do they just have to be the same sheen in order to blend? i'm obsessed with mixing acrylics (i can never use the color right out of the bottle!) and would like to do it with my leftover wall paint, but haven't ventured into that yet.

  2. Hi Erin! Good question. I can't recall mixing different sheens of wall paint, but I usually have mostly flat paint lying around. I made the mistake once of tossing some oil based white into some latex white, that was a disaster. I didn't realize until it was too late and it just clumped up!

    I would think as long as everything is water based that you are mixing, mixing gloss and flat wouldn't be a problem. You'll probably just get something "semi gloss" which you could run a high gloss polycrylic after if that's what you're going for. But going FROM gloss to flat... that I'm not sure!

    Thanks for reading :)


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