Well my mom aka GG (her newly adopted moniker since becoming a Great Gramma) is helping me get my bedroom painted. Yesterday we were supposed to start and because my schedule has been sort of crazy this week I had to run out to a job I"m working on in the morning and when I got back shortly before noon she had the 3/4's done! What a girl!!
However, when I walked in I was a little surprised at how the color looked up on the walls. I loved the sample but over the whole surface my "Gray Beige" took on a sort of pinky, lavender look. Ick. I really didin't know if it was going to work or not.
Well by this morning I knew it wasn't going to work. So when my mom got here this moring we talked about what to do. We really needed to finish it today. I remembered I had bought a gallon of a deep gray "Shaken Not Stirred" for the pantry so I grabbed it and added a 1/3 of a gallon of pure white to it to tone it down.
Away we went covering over all her hard work, but so worth it. It's now a beautiful soft gray.
I love it!!
It looks really blue in the photo, (I am sooooo not a photographer) but it's not it's really a nice gray. I taped off the panels where I'm going to apply a metallic plaster with a french panel design. You can see the one over the bathtub is ready to go.
Here's my first sample for the panels. The blue area will definitely be toned down with a glaze. I want it more "dirty" looking. And I think I might alter the pattern a little. This is the wall color over the metallic plaster with a gray glaze on the second layer of the stencil. I love the Damask look, it sort of fades in and out as you walk around the room but I'm just not sure I love it. I may make it a little more pronounced with a solid color.
I'm putting several panels around the room. One behind the scale.
and 3 around the bed. Boy it looks blue in this picture. I've got to get better at pictures.
I'll start the panels this weekend.
More to come next week.