Gray Painted Chair

by Julie Nichols, April 23, 2014

{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.

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