This room has been fun and to change because so far I have used things I already have. It has cost me 2 bottles of acrylic paint. It is amazing how painting something will change the entire look of a room.
I already had the fan, I repainted a chair, and now I painted a little box I also already owned to add another splash of color to the room. I used a different technique painting the box. On the chair I just mixed my blue and black to get a darker blue. You can see that here.
With the box I used the blue and then added a black glaze. I got the same tone as the chair, but the black glaze fills the lines in the texture of the box which makes it look more interesting. I took photos so I could show you.
Here is the box that I started with.
I painted it with the French Blue. You can see a photo of the paint in the link above for the chair.
See how it is just flat and no interest at all?
I made up my own glaze.
It took about a tablespoon of glaze to do this. I squirted about 2/3 glaze to 1/3 paint on a paper plate and mixed them together and then painted the glaze all over the box and then wiped it off with a damp paper towel.
Much better. It deepens the blue and it gives interest to the lines in the box.
I placed it in the room to see if it worked.
It works for me. Now I need to work on the pillow when I find time to pull out my sewing machine. I found the fabric that I think will work.
Did you notice the boxes seem like they don’t have a background? I tried a little experiment to get that look and it worked.
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