It’s now time for me to introduce the final color in the MMSMP European Colour line. I have to say that it’s been so much fun developing these colors, painting pieces in them and then revealing them here. It’s been a true creative journey for me.
The last color I’m introducing is perhaps one of my favorites. Say hello to Mora…
Mora is a pale blue/gray/green color that can look entirely different depending on what it’s next to. It was named for the Swedish town of Mora, which is famous for those gorgeous curvy standing clocks. (I hope to have a “mora clock savings fund” going one of these days.) Anyway, it’s a soft, beautiful color.
Believe it or not, I found TWO empire dressers on Craig’s List a couple of days after Christmas and they were both very well priced. I have been on an empire streak lately! I decided to use this one to introduce Mora…
…and I love how the soft color hides the imperfections in the veneer and makes this heavy piece feel much lighter.
I added some hand painting in Ironstone and Linen to the fronts of the drawers to add some interest and I liked how the cream tied into the bone around the keyholes.
You can see how lightly distressing around the broken veneer with a fine sanding sponge brings out the texture and makes it look more intentional. I used to really fret over chipped veneer, but now I have embraced it.
I took a chance and didn’t use the bonding agent on this piece. I ended up with some light chipping in certain areas in just the perfect amount.
A reader asked for me to share my trick for painting around keys holes. I’ve tried tape, wax, vaseline, etc., but I have found it’s neater and easier if I just cut around it with my brush. I have a very steady hand, so this method works for me.
I going to share more details on the hand painting on Friday.
Until then, here’s one last before & after…
These colors will be hitting our retailer’s shelves and online stores on Jan 24, 2015.