2016 was the year I took the leap and started painting almost 100% of my pieces using a paint sprayer. It has been a life changer for me! I get the job done faster and with incredibly smooth finishes. However, for some projects such as this pretty side table, I prefer to leave my spray resting in its shelf and go back to my origins.
My customer wanted a silver-ish gold for this cutie, so I made her some samples using custom made colors from Modern Masters Warm Silver and Modern Masters Silver, and she chose this one.
I achieved this shade by mixing 3 parts of warm silver and 1 part of silver. Then I did a silver wash (silver diluted in water) over the base color.
I used a sponge roller for the large areas and a Purdy paintbrush for the edges and details. After it was dry, I brushed the silver-water mix using a Purdy brush and wiped it off using baby wipes, in linear movements.
I think this was one of the cutest projects I did last year, and it felt sooo good to play with my rollers and brushes again, after so many months of the loud noise and messy wires of my paint sprayer. So, I took my time on this one. There can be no rush when this mama is having her therapeutic break.
Let me know what you think!
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