It's great to be back after a much needed break. Today, I am sharing a project painted with a very bold, dark colour, but when diluted heavily with water, it can take on a whole new look.
So, quite a while back I had received some Fusion Mineral Paint to try out. One of the colours was "Renfrew Blue". Now, I can't say that this colour was love at first sight! I'm a more softer shade, kind of person. So it's been sitting on the shelf.
I finally decided I needed to try it out so I started tinkering and mixing. I poured a few tablespoons into a bowl and diluted it with water. After a few minutes some of the colours separated and I was enjoying seeing these different shades of blues and greens.
I decided to use this colour as a wash and was pleasantly surprised how much softer the colour became.
Here is what I did.
I stripped and sanded down the top. I applied some Minwax Provincial stain and wiped it away immediately. I just wanted to even out the colour. After it dried, the top wood was looking very dry so I wiped on some Hemp Oil to nourish it. After it soaked in the oil, I finished it with a clear coat of wax for a bit of a sheen.
For the body of the dresser, I painted "Inglenook" as my base colour. I then poured a few tablespoons of the "Renfrew Blue" into a bowl and diluted it with water, more than 50% water and brushed it on with long, straight strokes.
The diluted "Renfrew Blue" became very translucent which allowed the lighter shade of "Inglenook" to peek through. The colour is now more subtle and not so bold.
A little distressing here and there. And that's it! No waxing needed with this paint.
There is subtle variances of different shades of blues and greens which I love.
These bright blooms are all from my garden. I love how the bright flowers play against the blue of the dresser.
TIP: For instant colored glass, you can just add a drop of food colouring to your water. (see the left vase).
I'll be back to show you the same dresser with a whole new different look.
Here is an image taken from Fusion Mineral Paint's website showing "Renfrew Blue" without dilution.
Here is the "Before" picture.
I will be listing this dresser for sale locally.
Have a great day!
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