Gray Painted Chair



{Hi Friends} 


Hope your week is going well.  

I have been busy with furniture makeovers and paint projects.  
My recent project is this little chair I painted a beach gray. (a color I made mixing two different colors)
I love to paint furniture and mix colors to come up with a custom color or a color that I want to match.  

But sometimes things don't always go according to plan.

My plan was to paint the chair the same color as the duck eggs. 

I mixed several cans of paint and thought I had the perfect match

Until I started painting
I realized it was not working out .
After tweaking the color several times I just couldn't get it right.  So I threw in the towel and went with a different color.  I decided to mix a couple of  freebie paint samples I picked up from Lowes. 
 I mixed Cathedral Stone with Muslin Wrap {Both Valspar Paints}
Which made this pretty gray

 I gave the paint a beach look by adding vinegar & water to the paint and painted over the chair again.  When that dried I sanded the chair and the edges.  

I love the way it turned out

Sometimes you just have to change your plan
to come up with something even better.

18 comments

  1. I love the way it turned out too! Makes such a nice display. Great chair! My problem is later being able to replicate that great color. :-)

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  2. oh this is FABULOUS! i'm so happy you shared it on Grey Dey Thursdey! ;)

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  3. Julie your chair looks wonderful!

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  4. wow I'd say that change of plans was genius! Such a great chair and wonderful colour!

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  5. The gray is perfect! Visiting your lovely blog for the first time from Share You Cup Thursday link party. Have a great weekend.
    Roselle

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  6. I like the color so much better than the one you had planned. It goes nicely with the other items in your vignette. Visiting from SITS

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  7. The color turned out lovely! Yes, sometimes you have to have a plan B (happens to me quite often!).

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  8. Love the chair and the color! I have never heard of this water and vinegar solution. The entire vignette is so welcoming! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. Great redo Julie! Love the color you created. thank you for sharing at TTF last week. I have featured this post at TTG FB, Twittter, G+ and Pinterest. To see any of the shares just go to my blog and click these different social media buttons I have created on my sidebar.

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  10. What a cute chair and the gray is perfect. Gorgeous vignette. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  11. Hi Julie, featuring you at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  12. Wow, I am not sure why I never thought to flip a chair upside down on a table to paint it... hahaha! I know what I'll be doing from now on! It looks beautiful, love it!

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  13. Ooooh I love how this turned out too! I've never added vinegar to paint before and will definitely need to try that out. Thanks for sharing at The Makers!

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  14. Sweet chair. Such pretty detailing and I love the color! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  15. Please tell me about the water and vinegar mixture. What are the proportions, and what does it do to the paint? Love the look of your chair.

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  16. I enjoyed reading your work. I'll come back for more

    Keep up the good work :) from, Home Buys Plus

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