I chose a very dilapidated vanity. It silently pleaded in its pathetically humdrum and drab dreary state to be uplifted with a stunning splash of color.
I was a bit befuddled with what to do with the bare mirror piece, and was actually going to fill it in with batten and a pretty material for a pin up board. While trotting the town for furniture and special finds, I happened upon a yard sale and to my wonder, there propped against an old chair was a darling octagon framed mirror. I bargained it down explaining that I wasn't sure if it would suit the purpose I was going to attempt to use it for, and the wonderful gentleman put it in my car upon payment.
I had a terrible time deciding what colors to choose from Velvet Finishes. Kellie Smith's color spectrum is delectable, and it literally held the color chart up to it for days picturing it in many varieties of color pairings. I wanted to use the color it would be to make this vanity be the fairest of them all, or at least the fairest it could be. I could not stop my eyes from shifting back to Tranquil and Rococo so I went with those. I also knew I wanted to balance the painted parts with showing off its fine veneer grain by leaving the inlaid detail as is and re-staining the tops and drawer faces. Tranquil and Rococo both made the wood parts really shine forth amidst the stunning paint colors framing them.
Now for the products themselves, I am a huge advocate. The Ready prep spray was a breeze and made that dreaded step over in a wisp of time. The paint is a fascinating dream. I had watched Kellie demonstrate how to apply it and she is a riot, but put me at ease and I copied her technique--just get the paint on the piece. I am usually tedious and technical regarding my brush strokes being aligned and straight and in the appropriate direction. Throwing all perfectionism to the dirt, I wanted to get out this carefree stressless approach to painting. It was ahhhmazing. I was liberated. And the paint just melted into place.
It dried quickly and flawlessly and very matte. The colors stayed as deep and rich as a fine jewel, and I would highly recommend this paint for anyone who is even a teaspoonful daunted at the thought of painting something. The coverage is incredible and I only needed to coats of the Tranquil and three of the Rococo to cover the brown.