Sunday, October 30, 2011

Paradise Cove

Thanks for the lovely comments about my little table. There were a few questions which I'll answer here...

The colour is called Paradise Cove by British Paints. The table was stained timber so I used a power mouse sander to give it a good sand, then two coats of undercoat ($22) and two coats of the top coat ($33). I hardly used any of the paint so I want to justify the expense of the paint by painting lots of other things LOL.

Remember this Queen Anne stool that Tassy claimed for her reading corner?


She originally wanted it painted a very greeny kind of aqua, but since I had about 5/6 of the paint left in the blue tin I wanted to use that. Before I got to mention that she said "Oh mummy I LOVE that colour! It looks so awesome! Can you please paint my stool the same colour?". LOL. Sure can!


It was already painted off-white so I was going to just give it a light sand and then some top coats, but there were a few chunky chips taken out of the timber so I concentrated on smoothing out the chips then gave the whole thing one coat of undercoat, then two top coats. I temporarily covered the cushion in a piece of vintage sheeting but I plan on crocheting a granny rectangle cover (as opposed to granny square - I've found a tutorial!).

I also had a big beautiful glass jar that Moira bought me at an Op Shop. I painted the inside of the jar the same colour - I absolutely love how that turned out and it was soooo easy. Just pour it in and swirl it around.

10 comments:

Lea said...

wowwww! I really love the vase, the shape is so interesting. the chair looks great! Is the undercoat paint a white or a grey? you know I have about 5 unfinished pieces of furniture to revamp. thanks for answering my q's.

Anonymous said...

Wow they are both fantastic. I love the temp cushion on the stool.
I just LOVE the vase. So easy. I never would have thought of doing it that way. It makes the 'finish' so 'glossy' or is it glassy. You are so clever.
Love Mum

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Christine said...

Ooh, they are both gorgeous, what a beautifu colour! I LOVE your table too, you are so clever!

Zara said...

Such a very pretty colour. x

Lotti said...

That is gorgeous ... love the stool. That's so pretty, and the vase just tops it off.

Sheree said...

Wow Yvette the stool looks amazing! So pretty!!! Love the jar too. Will have to give that a go!

Sheree xx

Lis said...

The stool looks awesome the cover is pretty but cant wait to see the crochet cover, will have to search a pattern up myself.
Wow that vase looks stunning!

Anonymous said...

You are AMAZING. I love all your turqoise projects. I meant to comment when your QA stool and globe came in... I have exactly the same of both. I love what you have done, such an up-to-the-minute colour. Funny when you have a pot full of paint and you keep using it. Nanna Mayfield did that with Kelly Green then Silvo... it was mostly yuk.. but you remind me more of dear Granpa... he would be very proud of you and your efforts. AAJ

Charlotte said...

LOVE the stool & the jar! Great to be able to paint some things in all your extra paint!! It's a gorgeous colour :)

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm so pleased you liked the jar! It looks awesome in turquoise.