March 14, 2012
painting the town mint.
there are hundreds of paint colours to peruse at your local bunnings. that's half the excitement...letting your eyes wander the wide walls of paint candy. it was love at first sight on sunday. nothing else seemed to compare and as i plucked the card buried amongst it's tonal friends out so fast with a tiny (yet noticable) squeal, it was only seconds before a sample pot of 'mint twist' was mixed and mine to take home. wow, sounds like i really need to get out more...but the years of working at an art store and my inner artist/overall paint chip admirer was instantly inspired by the colour held before me. i bought it to paint just ONE bit of furniture, but as i look around me i can see other items/frames/canvases just calling out to be coated with said minty goodness. back to the point of this post and a little thank you for all of the wonderful instagram feedback/constant lovin' lately. i snagged a cute piece of retro shelving the other day at the antiques centre and although screaming at me to take it home...i had to do the maths...seriously, the iphone calculator was out budgeting how many $$ i had left for food this week and whether or not i could afford this beautiful artefact. i went with my gut and grabbed the bright blue (not my favourite colour) find and lugged it back to the car. complete buyers remorse until i got home, unloaded it and starting thinking colours. geez, this really is a long story just about a freakin furniture makeover, but i'm in the sharing mood so will proceed. (feel free to scroll down to the end result in picture format.) a chat amongst my girls and mint green was decided upon (thanks morgan!) i'll never go back..not even to mustard. the makeover was completed within a couple of hours and the johnson/staffordshire collection piled on soon after. i can feel it being a work in progress as it only fits my cup collection, but it has found pride of place in my studio and i am already in awe of its wonderfulness. check back in soon to see what else i've minted and please, do yourself a favour and grab a pot of mint green paint..or make some mint icing, or whip up some mint coloured playdough...because this colour ladies and gentlemen, IS the new mustard.
bye blue..hello mint loveliness!
looking all beautiful even without treats.
heaven on earth.
some studio decor.
stacks of delight about the place.
cosies are up and looking cute.
and i'm dreaming of paris in july. not long to go now!