The Old Tattered Flag

Friday, November 22, 2013

My living room paint situation..

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.

Wider shot...

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.
Until next time.....


Myra said...

Very warm looking .... neat technique.

Friendship Crossing said...

Looks very pretty! Maybe you can show us all the technique some time when things calm down for you. Loved the pics of your rooms from an earlier post!
What inspiration!!


Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

I did this in our guest bathroom and love it. I have wondered what it would look like over a yellow base...any idea? Love your' solo king very loved!

Anonymous said...

Love the glazed look. Are you brushing that on then rubbing it in with a cloth? We need a tutorial... could you fit that in your busy schedule? LOL

theoldtatteredflag said...

Thanks Ellen, I will try to remember to get that on in the near future as you are not the only one who has asked.....
Happy Holidays!

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