My Most Treasured Finds

Spending time with my family this week and nearing the fourth of July can you believe it?

So I thought I would re-post one of my recent most treasured finds,hope you enjoy it!

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What is it with me and vintage scales? My daughter had an early dismissal from school today so on the way to the library I stopped by to see a good friend who also owns a beautiful resale shop.

And as I walked in I saw this old scale.

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Not very pretty,this was taken in my studio and as you can see it’s a little messy.

Even though the dirty gray was not the color I wanted I decided to bring it home and freshen it up with a little paint.

At first I was thinking of painting it white which would look lovely.

Then I thought about a soft light shade of pink.

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I need to clean the glass a bit more,but this is the perfect shade of pink for this old scale.

I mixed a combination of Annie Sloan Old Ochre,Antoinette,and a little fuchsia pink acrylic paint I had on hand.

Often I am asked how I mix my paints and what is my formula.

I really don’t have a way of mixing,I just add colors until I get the color I want.

It’s fun doing that because you never know what you are going to get and it ends up being a custom color.

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This scale is quite heavy and since I hurt my back I decided not to carry it around for it’s final destination just yet.

My strong daughter helped me carry this upstairs,yes it is that heavy.

I love the soft pink with that rusty scale bowl.

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My roses still look beautiful and really look amazing with this piece!

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This is placed on my table I use for packing up packages I ship out from the shop.

Just to pretty it up for photos I added that rustic piece from an old barn door.

I found yet another fun find,it will be a project but I am excited!

Stay tuned!

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  1. says

    The scale color along with the vibrant roses are so simple & chic! I would have never thought to use pink on a scale. So cute!!

    Paige.Rose

    http://www.TheQuaintSanctuary.blogspot.com

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