Thursday, August 30, 2012
PAINT AN ACCENT PANEL WALL
First of all, all of the credit for this design goes to Emily at Jones Design Company. After seeing her "Painted Wallpaper" office over a year ago, I stored the idea away in my brain knowing that I wanted to do the same someday.
I finally found the perfect spot! This is a paneled area over a built in desk in the office that I'm in the process of overhauling. I painted it dark, the same color as the ceiling, which is "Wrought Iron" by Martha Stewart. After staring at it for several days, I decided it needed a little something to take it up a notch!
I'm not posting a full tutorial, just showing a few photos of how the wall progressed.
This is the point where I was REALLY wishing I was finished! Just keep painting, just keep painting...
I used this paint, and I love how it seems to light up and shimmer just a bit. The color is Pure Gold. Total cost for this project: less than $1.50-one little bottle is all I had to buy.
I love how the gold accents really play off of my gold drum shade that I made a while back,
and how the panel now ties into the ceiling color.
The office is really coming together, and I only have a few more projects to finish before I'm ready to show you the entire room...mainly cleaning it up! You wouldn't believe the mess that's cropped out of these photos! :)
If you'd like to try your own painted wall with this pattern, visit Emily's post here to download the template and read a full tutorial. Here's her beautiful room finished:
1,000,000,000 gold stars to her for painting an entire ROOM this way. Just my little 57"x47" space took about 5 hours to complete, so I can't imagine how many hours a room floor to ceiling would take. Well worth the time and effort, though, don't you agree?
Click here to see the completed room.
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