September 20, 2011

Painted Walls

I'm getting started on my room finally... or again(for the umpteenth time). This time however, I think I will go in a completely different direction. I've been eyeballing grey walls lately, so naturally I tried my hand at a faux concrete wall. 

Here is what I came up with; I used a dark gray patio paint as a base and brushed on a mixture of white latex paint and a clear glaze medium using a hand "chip brush". 

 I could have worked the white brush strokes a little more so you wouldn't be able to see the hard edges, but  I didn't want the walls to look the same.
(Doesn't look like concrete but I am very happy with the results)

My tree branch has found life again. I found it in a parking lot and had to take it home with me, all it needed was a little spray paint and a few paper butterflies(I plan on making more). As for the dress form, another Home Goods find. 


  1. This is so fabulous looking. I love the look. And great eye for the tree branch and the potential!
    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

  2. So pretty--love the wall and the branch and the dress form. Simply elegant. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I think your faux finish looks fabulous...even if it isn't exactly what you intended. Can't wait to see the room with all the white touches.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again this week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  4. I'm liking this look and lovin' that tree branch...soooo darn cute!!


  5. I love it. There's so much you can do with that color. My room is a very flattering beigey mustard color.

  6. Love this! We just did our kitchen walls grey and I am so happy with it.

  7. Very lovely, Janina....the mannequin looks great against the concrete tone. Uniquely beautiful.

  8. I know we're supposed to be focusing on the gray walls, which do look cool, but I just have to say I love how you styled your dress form! It looks fabulous!

  9. I just love this look. you did a fab job. Love the tree branch, so very unique.
    Happy Fall

  10. The walls are beautiful and I love the tree branch. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  11. I used to be a professional faux finisher and I have to say, the wall treatment looks fabulous and creates a perfect backdrop for your other lovely items!


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