I love working with plasters, so when I was commissioned by an interior designer to help with this master bathroom makeover, I was very excited. The homeowner originally thought she wanted to use wallpaper in the space, but decided to go with a metallic plaster wall treatment instead. The walls were faux finished with a metallic gold plaster that mimics the look of the grass cloth wallpaper. Glimmers of the silver metallic base paint can be seen through the horizontal strie. The wall color blend perfectly with the mirror frames, fabric and painted vanities. This homeowner loves bling and all things sparkly so the wall finish was the perfect choice. The painted vanity table and chair are featured in a previous blog post. As you can see from the before and after pictures, the transformation in this bathroom is amazing. The homeowner is thrilled with how it all turned out!
The mirror frames also got a makeover. Originally, these mirrors were surrounded by plain white molding, and the designer asked if I could make the frames look as far from molding as possible. I painted them first with Old White, added a layer of Coco and then sanded some of the darker paint off to let the white show through. A mixture of Duck Egg Blue mixed with clear wax was added throughout to bring out the blue accents in the room. Clear and dark waxes provide a protective coat.