I thought I'd just write a quick bit before dinner showing what I did in the living room. I knew I wanted to paint it when I got here and thought I'd go with something softer so I chose a light wheat paint. Well, with the white trim it was boooorrrring. So I decided to glaze it. I work with glaze all the time with paintings and had done a leather technique in my office which was to use a stippling brush and simply keep pounding until you get the look. I thought this time I'd just do a light feathery detail with mocha glaze over the wheat paint.
Above see the living rooms original color, a nice mustard gold which I loved, but just needed a change.
Here you can see the glazing technique over the wheat base.
And here's the finished wall. It is almost a Tuscan look, but also very rustic and primitive. As I was doing it I wasn't sure if I liked it, but now I just love it..
I plan to paint my office tomorrow...will get some pictures on of that soon.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read my blog. I am married and just entering the second phase of my life as a Army retiree's wife. My husband and I did 25+ years in the Army. He is now officially a retired Colonel and has just entered the civilian workforce and I am happily settled in our 1830 Stone house. I (along with my Mom) operate www.theoldtatteredflag and currently we are building a small shop in the back part of the house. We live in Northern NY, right near the Canadian border. I have two handsome sons and 2 puggles. Life is busy for us, but I wouldn't have it any other way.