I see I have a lot of catching up to do here on this sad little blog. I will start with the job I just finished today, and work backward for the next few posts.
This week's job was to put a silver finish on this white ceiling. The ceiling had just been painted, but unfortunately with a flat white ceiling paint. To start, I rolled a clear coat on, called it a day and returned the next to begin glazing.
This is a finish I have done before. It's fairly quick and easy and looks a bit like galvanized steel. It can look more like galvanized steel, with a bit more texture and another layer, but the homeowner wanted just a soft textured look. I used a mix of 2 Modern Masters silvers, plus Ben Moore's White Pearlescent for the first layer. Once dry, I sponged on Pearl Palette Art.
Here it is all done. I wish I had a picture where the room was all put together, but I was not about to haul in all the heavy furniture for a few pics!
The walls are painted a deep gray and this, soft silver ceiling really warms this large room up. I'll see if the homeowner will snap a pic or two and email to me.
My house is currently undergoing some major rennovations. While the majority of the rennovation project is taking place upstairs in my brother/brother-in-law's unit, my humble abode, is umm..... affected.
Upstairs, they are adding on a dormer, so they can make the third floor usable living space.
To do this, the entire roof was removed, the pitch changed, and a new roof put back on. All this took place in a four day time span!
The house now needs some additional support, so large beams are being added to the inside walls. My furniture has all been moved to one side and wrapped in plastic.
My dining room wall has been cut out for the beam and the chair rail removed.
The same "look" is also in my bedroom. So far, my livingroom is being spared. The inspection will determine if one more support is needed in there.
I will also being doing an upgrade of my bathroom, replacing the floor, vanity and toilet and repainting.
Since the dining room is already a mess, and I've never been a fan of the chair rail, I have decided to add board and batten to all walls, running two thirds up the wall. I love this look, and will paint the wood an off-white, doing a gray and white stencil design above, like this photo. I figure if I have suffer through this construction too, there needs to be a little carrot at the end of it all for my unit too. I pulled this pic off of Pinterest, pinning it from someone else, who attributes it to an "unknown source". Does anyone recognize this stencil? I love the very large scale and this would be perfect in my dining room!
As our project progresses I will be posting more pics.