Hello again! I'm going to try and catch up on posts this week! In no particular order (just going through drafts and old photos). Today I wanted to show you what I ended up doing to my Nate Berkus Turtle Shell. You might remember I had the mellow yellow one.
Well after sometime hanging up on the wall...
I was becoming more and more annoyed at the high gloss reflection it was giving out. In person when you are looking at in from any given direction other than straight on - it looked like it had an iridescent coat. So I thought about spray painting it a matte mustard yellow color but then I thought "if I'm going to spray paint it, I want to try a different color!"
Except I didn't want a "color" per say. I was hoping for a more natural, petrified, or fossil-like look. White was the obvious choice but eh, that didn't inspire me much. So I looked up other turtle shells on Pinterest for some ideas and I came upon this photo from the lovely blog All About Vignettes!
Oooohh yeah that's it!
So I grabbed a can of spray paint - in Dark Walnut (such a great shade of black-brown, just like my favorite mascara) and gave it a few coats.
A few hours later I brought it in and let it dry overnight. Then the next day I hung it up!
I like this black-brown much better! The satin finish is great too - not too glossy, but it has enough of a sheen to give it some depth and softness.