Cool New Looks with Mississippi Mud, Pinkerington Violet & Texas Prairie

Have you seen some of the new colors from CeCe Caldwell’s Paints?  What??  You haven’t?  Don’t worry, you’re not the only one because these colors are brand new and are just being released.

Let me share a few of my new favorites.  First is Mississippi Mud.  It’s a beautiful light caramel color.  In this photograph, I layered it over Hershey Brown, then rubbed it back to expose the brown and the parts of the original grayish/white color.  The wax isn’t quite dry in this photograph.  The color looks wet in the areas where the wax hasn’t completely dried.  Once dry, it will all be the color of the inside of the swirly-do.

Mississippi Mud painted over Hershey Brown

I love it!  I can see this used in so many different applications in my own home – ha! As if that ever happens, you know how that goes.  

In the next picture the wax has dried but it hasn’t been buffed yet.  A light buffing will deepen the color somewhat and add really nice richness to the color and patina.  

Another one of my favorites is Texas Prairie.  This is a pale sage green.

 In the following picture I’ve waxed the left, but not the right.  Can you see it in the picture?   I sealed half the piece with clear wax and half of it with the light aging wax so you can see how the aging waxes change the color.  Isn’t this gorgeous?  

CeCe Caldwell’s Aging Wax is so easy, wipe on – wipe off.  Just make sure you’ve mixed it up really well from bottom to top all the way through the first time you use it.

Light Aging Wax over Texas Prairie
The last new color I’m sharing today is the Pinkerington Violet which is a very pale lavender.  I’ve layered this over Hershey Brown then distressed it to expose that and the original paint color.  I don’t usually care for pastels, but I love the worn, chippy look that I was so easily able to achieve.
Pinkerington Violet layered over Hershey Brown

I’m anxious to use a couple of these combinations on my own furniture.  Lord knows it needs it, bad!

6.15.12 Update:  More new colors arrived today including:
  • Cinco Bayou Moss – a rich olive green
  • Johnston Daffodil – a buttery pastel yellow
  • Kentucky Mint – this minty green is beautiful
  • Portland Rose – a pretty pastel pink

If you’d like to try some of these techniques, you can buy CeCe Caldwell’s Paints online here and if you’re in the West Michigan area, stop by my Shizzle Design booth in Not So Shabby here.  We offer a large selection both in quarts and sample size pots as well as painted furniture and home decor.  

If painting isn’t your thing but you have a piece of furniture you’d like painted in my style of painting, let me know.  

A hui hou! ~ Shelly

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6 Replies to “Cool New Looks with Mississippi Mud, Pinkerington Violet & Texas Prairie”

  1. Beautiful. I love your work. The first color combo is my favorite I think. The underneath color looks like metal showing through. Thanks for showing the different affects. I like being able to see it done first.

  2. Shelly, these are lovely! I love Texas Prairie and Mississippi Mud! You always make these look fabulous! I love the way you layer your colors! Your pieces are always outstanding! Happy Memorial Day!

  3. Hi Shelly. I’ve come to your blog through another…maybe Redoux. I believe it was the link for Sydney’s story. So sad, but very inspiring. She’s a beautiful angel ! Thank you for sharing this story.

    While reading your other entries I came across the name of a stripper that you had used. I thought it was for Sydney’s chair, but when I went back to it, I couldn’t find it mentioned. I think the name of the item started with a “Z.” Can you send me this information ? I have some pieces that I want to strip and your recommendation of this item sounded good. My parents, then my husband and I, used to refinish furniture but we lost our contact for barrels of stripper and we had to stop. I’d like to redo some of my own pieces, and this product will work.

    I’m glad I found your blog. Will need to follow you ! Thank you very much for sharing !

    I went to your “contact” section of the blog and it looked like an email form there, but it keeps disappearing as the page refreshes. So I thought it would be just as easy to write you here. My email address is below if you might send me the name of the stripper. Your time is very much appreciated !


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