As renters, we live in a world of brown and beige. Every time the Coast Guard has moved us I really look hard to try and find a rental that matches my desires in terms of design, but I have yet for that to work out. In the meantime, I am always on the search to add some brightness and color on a budget to said brown/beige covered houses. I was cleaning up Christmas stuff the other day when I looked at this vintage scale I had sitting on my kitchen counter. I had always liked the scale but it added to the blahness of the counters/back splash. It was time for some paint to liven it up and add some color.
I simply wiped down the scale really good with a wet paper towel and let it dry. Then I used the Americana Chalky Finish Paint to paint it with a regular paintbrush. I started with a small amount (probably like 3 tablespoons) of the paint in Everlasting. Then I added a few drops of Treasure and mixed it up. It was too blue for me, so I added some Refreshing until I got this light blueish with a hint of aqua in it. I painted on a really thin coat at first and let it dry. I liked how some of the rust still popped through but wanted a little more coverage so I added another thin coat. I liked the coverage and yet could still see just a tad bit of rust through so it still had an old appearance (hard to see in this photo). I left the face of the scale alone and didn’t worry about painting the places that were too hard to get to and weren’t seen. I also didn’t add a sealer because this will be inside and the chances of it getting wet are very little. I have to say that I have really come to adore the Chalky Finish Paint because there’s no sanding, no priming needed, it can paint just about anything, and dries really fast.