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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
My roses still look beautiful and really look amazing with this piece!
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!
Come and see what’s new in the shop.