In an earlier post I made a comment about being tired of looking through magazines that were pic after pic of white furniture, in white rooms. A few of you sent me your thoughts on white makeovers as well. It was about a 50-50 mix of opinions. Half of you said you were also tired of the white craze, and the other half said, no way, I still love it.
What I didn't mention in that post is what I do like. So, I thought I would show you ladies a color that I am currently pretty fond of, called Seafoam Green. I had seen lots of examples of this color at the Scott's Antique Show in Atlanta and wanted to create my own versions of it. I have now done quite a bit with this color, and the oval mirror above is one of my latest projects.
This mirror frame dates back to about 1880, and it was in pretty bad shape when I started.
To get this look, I started by applying a flat powder blue latex paint. I added a coat of green tinted glaze and then took a rag and dappled on some amber shellac to highlight the carved gesso.
This was a really easy project. I love the depth of color. I am far from being an interior designer, but I am much more attracted to something like this than just another white mirror. That's not to say I don't do a mirror in white once in a while. Here is an example of one I did, not long ago. It dates to the 1920s.
I used flat white latex on this mirror frame and then used rottenstone in the crevices to highlight the carving somewhat.
Here is a close-up of the detail.
I would be really interested in hearing from more of you about what you are leaning towards as far as colors go. Do you like the white better? the seafoam green? or throw out your opinion about an entirely different color you think is pretty hot right now. Let's hear all about it!