I sprayed these smaller with Valspar’s Aqua and leaned them up against my $5 bargain shutters. They looked too bright and too contrast-y. (Yes, that’s a word.)
So I took them outside and flicked brown paint over them. (Click here to see the toothbrush painting technique I use to do this.)
I liked the overall look, but I still thought it was a little too bright. So you know what I did? I took white spray paint and held the can about 2.5 feet above the shutters and gave them a light “misting” of white. It knocked down the brightness just enough.
It’s still a work in progress. I’m sure I’ll get it finished just in time to take it down for summer.
LOVE that! It’s really simple but beautiful.
That worked out great Viv! Just a little FYI, when you want to do the speckling on a larger scale you can use a paint brush instead of a toothbrush. Just don’t put a lot of paint on it and do a flick or two off onto the grass before starting on your project. Learned that doing theater work 🙂
Heather Bea says
Really nice! Love the speckling!
Fox Hollow Cottage says
Well. You could leave them up until NEXT Spring and be ahead of the game? But you’d have to skip Halloween and of that, you are the Queen. Happy Spring girly. The shutters are darling. Great fix. Hugs&Smiles to you Viv!!
Beautiful…love the toned down blue!
Something Nice and Pretty says
Hi Viv! Just found your blog at Fox Hollow Cottage, I’m going to have reading the posts I’ve missed! I’m your newest follower on Linky Follower and GFC, hope you stop by when you have a second!
Love it!! And yes, the white misting is a great touch
Sooo pretty. I am loving blue lately, LOVING it!
I love them!
I still need to make my robin eggs, I love the way they look in the apothecary jar, another used I will be stealing from you!
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