In between so many ministry duties I am trying to squeeze in painting our new home. It's been a ordeal in process, patience and priorities for me! Process as in deciding exactly what we want to create in atmosphere, patience in waiting on enough time to do it..... and priorities as we will always put ministry issues before our own. Nevertheless my painting is happening from time to time. Finally areas are taking shape and I thought you might like to see the special color treatments I've been working on.
Old World Italian is the atmosphere decided on for our home.... so here's how the faux painting is happening to get this look. It started with heavily textured walls, then all walls were prepped by painting them white. Then the first coat was applied it's called 'Cosy Cottage' it was sprayed on - a complete covering of all surfaces. It's a pale yellow that looks different according to lighting in each room. And I am adding different colors to blend with it in each room.
Then I used a old tshirt and rubbed a color called 'Dolphin' over it. It's a greyish green color and basically it highlighted all the raised surfaces. I mixed half water and half paint to thin out the paint.
It adds dimension and depth to the walls that makes it look aged wonderfully! I just soaked the tshirt and patted it over the walls - the textured effect causes the paint to vary and depending on how often I pat the surface makes it light or darker.
The bedroom has another coat of paint rubbed over these two coats. It's called 'parchment' and it is a pale light linen color. Instead of a tshirt dipped in paint and worked over the walls. I used a washcloth and simply dipped it in the solution of half water half paint and swiped it over the walls then dried it quickly smudging it and softening the texture making it really look old and the colors really mix down with the linen on top. It's more a light silvery glaze... (sorry I forgot to take a picture and show you those walls)
It looks fabulous and makes me happy. These walls will lend themselves to the style I am hoping to create. It's being done slowly and carefully but exactly how we want it to look!