In between all the holiday creating...
I had to make some time to work!
Good for me I like what I do
Faux Finishes and Murals
Anyway...I broke away to do a faux finish in an already beautiful kitchen ( sorry, no photos of that) along with turning a white plaster fireplace into a rich addition to my clients very formal living room.
I started by painting out the white plaster with a base color that was in already existing wood pieces in the
Then took advantage of a curved inset by painting a burl wood faux...my clients brilliant idea...it's just the detail that was needed.
The rest was done in a simple wood stria with subtle wood patterns throughout...and a fresh coat of high temp black paint on the firebox surround.
Not such a great photo...but you get the idea of how it transformed the room. They needed to wait a few days to put their beautiful holiday decor back up on the mantle...therefor I have no completed finish shots...the story of my painting life...usually too busy to go back for those ever important and visual photographs.
Trust me though...it is a beautiful room with things collected all through their travels in Europe and the world...it was a pleasure painting and being in their home.
We are ordering a wood onlay to apply to the front of the fireplace after the holidays, much like the fireplace I did below for another client. It's a wonderful addition of a
hand carved detail.
I love doing fireplaces...just the right size to keep it interesting!
Enjoy your day...