I’m still obsessed with shades of mint green. As if you didn’t notice… And the darker, greener green which appears on vintage pieces.
The little cabinet I just shared under the electric board door I shared months ago:
The green cupboard I just shared:
The chalkboard visible behind the sea rope basket which also lived in my kitchen in Tasmania:
Almost everything in my kitchen in Tasmania… The doors, the chalkboard…
The paper towel holder…
The drawer I upcycled into a charging station…
The roadside find trolley I fixed as my coffee cart…
Don’t get me wrong. I love old things and I love the antique colours they come in. I love other colours too – light blue, creamy white, pale yellow, dusty pink, light grey. But vintage greens never fail to catch my eye.
I think the first piece I ever had in green was a meat safe like this one.
Isn’t it just the perfect colour? Greeny blue with a nice dose of rust.
These days a paler version is in fashion: a softer, more pastel, more 50s colour. Since I mostly mix up my own colours I find something I like and try to match the colour. That means I get close but not identical each time I paint something. Suits me fine. I’ve never been hung up on perfection. Old things are not perfect… its that worn and used look that makes them perfect to me.
Here are a few examples of things I painted in variations of that minty greeny colour.
A small wall mounted bookshelf (sorry, no finished photo):
The bottom of an old wardrobe I converted into shoe storage for our porch in Tasmania. The drawer was broken so I kept the front in its original colour and hinged it from the bottom.
Not the best photo, but the most distressed look I ever attempted on a small men’s wardrobe I used for craft supply storage in my office. I painted this in pale yellow and pink then topped it off with minty green before sanding and scraping back.
A greener green colour for a small vintage meatsafe I upcycled for towel storage in my grooming room.
I have an old timber couch I plan to sand back and paint next but I think I should stick to antique white for that cause then I can pick any colours I want for the cushions. Painting it green will limit my choices…