Whew! I am finally taking a break from all the painting in my house! I need a break in order to get some of my sanity back! I still have lots of trim to paint before Justin comes back home for Basic Training, but I still have a few months. Thank goodness! I don't want to see another paintbrush for a month! This week I will finally get all my photos up of the stuff I've been working on. I hope this helps explain why I haven't been as present lately!
Today the focus will be my front entry and dining room!
BEFORE: Cranberry textured walls (This photo makes the previous color look much nicer than it actually was! The closet door was originally brown and my husband replaced it with a white door.)
1st step: Mud walls to lessen the texture.
2nd Step: My mother-in-law started working her magic by layering gold & silver foil on the walls!
3rd Step: Venetian plaster overlay troweled on.
4th Step: You can't see it very well but there are crystals on my wall! It is beautiful when the sunlight comes in! I feel like I am in a fairytale!
The Outcome: A beautiful sparkling entryway!
THE DINING ROOM:
BEFORE: (previous owner's furnishings.)
Outdated yellow walls
Transformed into: My West Indies Dining Room!
This is a faux leather technique with a metallic palm stencil that my mother-in-law picked out a year ago with me in mind! It was exactly what I had been wanting in my dining room!
I can't believe how well the walls match my chairs!
The stencil stops halfway because we are going to do a chair rail and window box paneling when my husband gets back from basic training!
The kitchen & bathroom photos coming soon...