At first I was thinking this piece needed a dark top and base - a typical farmhouse look. But instead, I changed it up and made a gorgeous custom Blush pink color.
BLUSH VANITY & CUSTOM COLOR MIXING
Have you noticed blush pink is super popular right now?!? When you are selecting a new color for painted furniture you are NOT limited to the color chart. You can mix custom colors to your heart's content! Here are my tips for mixing custom paint colors...
Here is the before vanity. It looked like someone had already started to work on it - but got a little overwhelmed and quit. The mirror was missing, and someone had tried to start to remove the veneer, unfortunately leaving deep gouges in the wood. So I decided I had to make a new top. My full blog post has all the details on how I rebuilt the top with pine.
To mix your own colors, first use a clean container (save those kitchen jars) and START WITH YOUR LIGHTEST COLOR. I started this mix with favorite antique white - pouring about 1/2 cup. (All paint brands and color names are listed in my full blog post)
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Then slowly ADD YOUR DARKER COLORS. Start with just a tablespoon at a time. The dark colors are so saturated, it goes a lot farther than you may think. Isn't this red milk paint luxe and bold!?!
MIX IT UP. I just use a popsicle stick (or paint stick) to mix the paint together. No special tools needed.
And here is my final Beautiful Blush color ...
All the details on this piece are just lovely, accented with just a little distressing.
My rebuilt finished top turned out beautiful too with a coat of water-based stain and top coat. Again those details are in my full blog post, - just click the the link below.
I hope this blush project gives you confidence to mix your own custom colors.
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