Friday, March 20, 2015

Roll Top in Renfrew Blue (Fusion Mineral Paint)

Thank goodness for classifieds on FB!  I've been sick for the last month (and, it's progressively gotten worse instead of better) so haven't been in the mood to do any kind of furniture picking BUT my local classifieds page on FB makes it pretty easy, and for that I'm so grateful!  

I saw this cute roll top and couldn't pass it up.  Seriously, it is the sweetest little thing!  It's got the cutest little cubbies and legs. 

This is the worst I've had spring fever...EVER.  So, I decided in lieu of impending warmer weather, flip flops, and sunshine I was going to do something fun with it!  

Fusion Mineral Paint recently got a hold of me and asked if I would like to try their products  (be sure to check out their gorgeous website!).   Really?  Do you think it is even possible for me to turn down new paint?  And, free paint at that?!  No way hose, so I picked out a few colors and waited for my box to come in the mail.  It came and it was BULGING.  I'm dead serious.  The top had to be taped down to keep it from popping open!  I couldn't believe how many awesome colors they sent me to try out!  I was doing my happy dance in the living room. ;)  

I chose Renfrew Blue and Ceramic for this cutie and decided to layer them because the springy green scared me a bit. It's actually a beautiful vintage green, but beautiful vintage green is out of my comfort zone, so I took baby steps. 


I have resigned myself to the fact that I will never have a magazine worthy garage, so you will just have to deal with looking at the crap like I do. :)  But, do you see what I mean?  Isn't she just adorable??


The color is not quite this bright and I am in love with it.  It's rich and vibrant and perfect for a pop of color.  

I also loved working with the paint.  It's an acrylic so it doesn't dry as fast as a chalk or milk paint but that allows it to level out so nicely and it has a nice, smooth consistency.  It has a pretty satin finish and does not need a topcoat if not distressed.  So, you can save yourself a step!

 This pic is truer to the color than the others. 


  1. Its just beautiful... a lovely ladies' writing desk.
    The vibrant hue makes the possibility of Spring all the more desirable.
    A fine job!

  2. Nicely done, Lisa!

    Now you absolutely must do something in green - green - any shade - is the BEST COLOR in the universe!

    Happy First Day of Spring! : - )

    Have a delightful weekend. Hugs.

  3. Even under the weather your work is awesome.

  4. Okay, I love this piece of furniture but what I love are the colours you have painted it! Looks amazing!

  5. This is so SO cute! Those colors make me want to sing and dance! (Dangerous combo....)



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