I received my pre-ordered supply in the mail yesterday and I didn't even wait to change into my work clothes before I dove head-first into a project. I ordered Mustard Seed Yellow, Tricycle Red and Luckett's Green, along with a supply of antiquing wax and bonding agent.
I used Luckett's Green on a pair of old swing doors I had recently picked up at the flea. I had a couple ideas of where I wanted to put them, but ended up using them on the mantle with a sunburst mirror in the middle. I'm really happy with this new look.
Here's how the mantle looked before:
I had some extra paint, so I painted the round table in the opposite corner of the room, which looked kinda drab before.
And now with Luckett's Green:
My camera didn't quite capture the true beauty of this color.
As far as what I think of the paint, I watched the video and read the instructions like any good DIYer, and then proceeded to do my own thing anyway, which I paid for later. It was really just an accident on my part. I was in such a hurry that I added the powder to the water, instead of the other way around like you are supposed to. That resulted in a watery concoction that was more like a glaze than paint. This is actually an option if you choose to use it that way. I found that this way didn't produce the chipping that would occur if I mixed it more like a paint - less watered down. I was still very happy with the results.
One thing I did notice however, is that when I added more powder later to thicken the mixture, the color actually changed to a lighter green. The first coat was more like a turquoise -blue. I decided that in order to achieve a more weathered look I would only add the second coat in the lighter color sporadically. I was very happy with the end result.
I had a lot of mixed paint leftover, which I stored in an airtight container to use over the weekend.
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