renovation diaries 2: peacock headboards and custom paint colors
I have this vintage rattan peacock headboard that first belonged to my ninang (godmother) when she was still single that was later handed down to me for my bedroom when I turned 12. It's part of a complete set that I lugged from my grandparent's house to our condo when I transferred because I really love the look of it and I also wanted to continue the tradition and pass it on to Nikola next.
Because of age and neglect, it looked a bit beat up and tired. I knew I wanted to paint it in a bright color but I needed to consult with my "boss" first.
After a lengthy discussion with Nikola over many pinterest boards, we finally settled on turquoise.
|painted peacock headboard|
A quart of turquoise-ish/cyan paint only cost me around P200. Lighter shades are even cheaper plus there are hundreds of color swatches to choose from and each brand has hues that vary slightly.
|tiffany blue furniture|
It begins by entering your chosen color code into the computer which then determines how much tint of each color is needed to achieve your desired shade.
A can of white paint (you can choose between flat, semi-gloss or gloss) is put into this contraption that is responsible for injecting the correct amount of tinting color.
|davies custom paint color|
|davies color factory|
This all happened before I left for Cebu. While I was there for the Vios Cup, they began painting Nikola's bedroom set.
When I got home, I was greeted by this garish green color which reminded me of cheap roofing.
|painted rattan furniture|
It was definitely NOT what we wanted.
That's the thing with paint. While I was having our color mixed, I remembered something that was mentioned to me in passing by my mom before...that paint either lightens or darkens a couple of shades once you apply it on a large surface. Problem was, I couldn't remember which it was, light or dark. I had to learned it the hard way and do some adjustments myself.
Guys, paint gets darker. So when you're looking at a swatch book, pic the lighter shade. Lighter shades also cost less.
|diy painted rattan furniture|
To make up for my mistake, I needed to add some more white paint to the mix to achieve this Tiffany Blue shade.
Our renovations are almost done, today's the last day of painting. BUT the kitchen is still a mess, I never realized that granite takes so long. I miss home cooking. Oh well...
Anyway, I can't wait to go shopping for linens and other home stuff and share some after photos with you!