My last post, which was on one of the paint colors I've used on a lot of my Etsy shop items, got such a good response that I thought I'd share another favorite color with you.
But first, a new project which uses this week's color.
I just finished this jewelry box and will be listing it on Etsy sometime this week. For whatever reason, I didn't take a before photo, but it doesn't really need one. It was just a standard brown jewelry box, although it did already have a painted black top.
I removed the knobs and spray painted them with some ORB. Then I gave the box a couple of coats of Milk Pail, which is another great Martha Stewart color.
Before painting, I'd removed the top by prying the hinges off. This messed the inside of the top up some. There was also a mirror on the inside that I wanted to remove and once I'd done that, there was even more damage. I thought about using wood filler to fill the gouges and then repainting the top, but I honestly didn't feel like going through all of that trouble. Instead, I sanded the mirror's glue residue off and then Mod Podged some matching scrapbook paper to the inside of the lid. Of course, it wouldn't be a project of mine if there wasn't a mistake. Somehow, I managed to apply the scrapbook paper unevenly and now it's all crooked. Oh well.
I sanded the piece down, attached the new hinges that replaced the ones I bent up when I removed them and then reattached the knobs.
You can see how much I love this color based off of the number of pieces I used it on. The funny thing about this color and the Driftwood Gray is that those samples were two of the four I bought when I was trying to decide on a wall color for the bedroom. I didn't end up choosing either for the walls, but I've used both so many times on my Etsy pieces. Just so you know, one sample has lasted me through all of these projects, plus a few more.
It's been fun for me to go back and see just how often I use these colors. I've got a few other colors that I've used a lot as well so I think I'll continue to do a weekly post on those.
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