I just wanted to do a quick blog post while I’m away in CA. I have to go back to this home to take better photos…but I thought I’d share another idea for panels in wainscoting.
A friend of mine, interior designer, Rosemarie Spratt, wanted something very special for her entryway – she wanted it to be drop dead gorgeous! Oh boy – not too much to ask of me, right? We first used a cinnamon color on her walls – and then troweled on a metallic plaster in a brown suede color from Modern Masters on her walls.
1) For the wainscoting panels – you can use any texture you’d like, but I used a mixture of two products from Faux Effects – 1 part PlasterTex and 1 part Softex. I rolled it on and then I took a wallpaper brush and stried the texture to form a vertical design.
Before…Nice, but Plain!
2) Then, after it was dry, I did an embossed stencil. I used two designs from Royal Design Studio – Delicate Floral Panels. Size-wise, they fit these panels perfectly. To get the raised design, I used PlasterTex as the texture. Then, I let it dry.
3) I painted all the panels with a bronzey/copper metallic paint. Again, you can use any one that you’d like but I used two mixed colors of Faux Effects’ Metal Glow paint.
4) When that was dry, I antiqued all the panels with a dark brown glaze.
The Entryway After
5) For the final touch, I antiqued all the moldings with the same dark brown glaze.
Here are some other pics from the project…
And here’s a peek into her powder room, while I will blog about very soon!!
This was a fairly huge entryway, so the entire project took about 8 days to do. But – it was so worth it – Rosemarie loves her entryway – and that’s the most important thing, right?
I promise to go back and re-shoot this project. So, please return again soon to see more pictures of this gorgeous room.
Thanks for looking! You also may want to see another way I decorated wainscoting – with burlap…HERE