Fusion Mineral Paint released new colors a bit ago and raw silk called my name. It is a lovely white color with a hint of cream. It was the perfect color to take a mismatched wood color bed room pieces and create a matching bedroom suite. Nightstands were originally deep ebony color, the dresser was orangy maple and the headboard was rustic painted white.
To make all the base wood colors cohesive, I first painted the dresser and nightstands in 2 coats of primer. Then it was time for the pretty raw silk paint to go on. I went with 2 coats to give a more opaque coverage.
There are not loads of crevices but enough to catch some details. As always there are lots options to use but I chose to try a grey paint wash. Fusion's tones for tots little lamb was my choice. Each piece I painted in this universal grey color then wiped back with a wet rag for a grey wash finish. Perfect, just the right amount of color added to the pieces.
See how it just catches in the grooves and tones the raw silk on the flat surfaces to a greyer tone
solid raw silk on left and grey washed on right
Now the hardware, to make all pieces seem cohesive, add new matching hardware. For all the knobs, new hammered silver was the choice. The existing handles needed to match so I went with layering coats of silver metallic and brushed nickel silver spray then hand rubbing in dark black metallic cream, perfect!
I think the recreated match the new knob shown above very well, what do you think?
And to give more durability to the top of the dresser and nightstands, I wiped on a few coats of Fusion tough coat! The once mismatched set is now a perfectly coordinated bedroom suite ready to be put to use. (please excuse the garage staging but with such large pieces I had no where to haul in my home to stage)
Thanks Fusion Mineral paint for making such great products to achieve this fabulous look. Find a piece and Paint It Beautiful.
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