Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Faux Painting

My remodeling is going very slow. Can't get the contractor for another 2 weeks. The bathroom vanity is going to take 2 months. I just found out the french doors I wanted could take 2 weeks to a month to come in depending on whether I want wood or fiberglass. My husband and I decided to start on the demolition part just to get the ball rolling. We also may have asbestos issues to deal with as our house was built around the time it was banned. It is becoming a big headache already.

As far as the colors of the room, I would like to either rag the walls or try something a little different. I was researching faux techniques and came across Murals and Faux Painting Inc. I saw her demonstrations on Youtube.com and have to say they were quite impressive. She had a palette where you could load several glaze colors. She pressed those colors on over a base coat and then went over it with another pad to blend the colors in. The results were beautiful. She also has techniques to achieve the marble, rag, sponge, color wash look and more. I went ahead and ordered the kit and am anxiously waiting for it to arrive so that I can practice some of these methods.


Catherine said...

I know exactly how you feel about redecorating! It's caused us nothing but problems and when you finish one room, the rest of the house looks shabby! I hate it!!

The painting sounds really interesting. If you can, please post a picture to show us what you did!! I bet it will look lovely!!

palette48 said...


Yes, I am hoping the painting will turn out as well as what was demonstrated on the video.

BetteJo said...

Oh I can't wait to see what you do! I love faux finishes but the only time I tried one it was a disaster. Your artistic talent should help and you are actually getting some instruction which is a really important part I *ahem* skipped. :)