I was so excited about this piece that I forgot to take a lot of "in between" pictures! I painted the inside turquoise, and the outside a soft white. Then I distressed the edges and now it is absolutely perfect! If you want to show off the great details on a piece, white is the perfect solution!
On a different note, I went back to school today for the first time in two months. With all of the fun that I've been having this summer with Dumped and Discovered, I wasn't sure how I would feel about going back... As soon as I walked into my classroom, my uncertainty turned into pure joy. I have the best job in the world and I cannot wait for a wonderful year! Don't get me wrong... I am going to miss painting everyday, but teaching is what I am meant to do. Have a wonderful week doing the things that you love.