Tuesday, October 29, 2013

REVISITING & REPAIRING METALLIC "ANTIQUE COPPER" SPECIAL PAINT FINISH

A few months ago, I textured and painted my metallic "antique copper" special finish on the walls of a very large/tall powder room.  In south Texas, lots of my clients like the darker colors and finishes.  This house was kind of an elegant Mexican style.  Very, very beautiful.


That little window looks out on a huge courtyard.
The wrought iron chandelier is so large and heavy that I really had to struggle with it as I was texturing and painting the metallic "antique copper" several layers on the walls and ceiling.


In the corners and here and there around the top of the walls, I painted a blue grayish patina.  I wanted it to look like the copper was tarnishing.  And in person, it really does.  My flash is making this room look very bright, but it's not, at all.  This powder room is dark and shadowy and you really can't see the metallic copper reflection unless the light is on or light coming from the window or door.  Because of the antiquing glaze, you can only see the metallic paint reflection here and there and it's a really cool look.


So, today I had to go back for some repairs on the mirror wall over the sink.  The decorator decided to change out the light fixtures/sconces so, I had to repaint that part of the wall.  I did a pretty good job, and because the room is dark and shadowy, I don't think any guest would ever notice the repairs. and touch ups.


This is her kitchen and (months ago) the decorator had me paint those very high ceiling beams in the metallic "antique copper", too.  I had to stand on that huge ladder on scaffolding to paint them.  (That could take your breath away !)

Here is the link to that post.

Today, it was fun going back and seeing the house furnished and decorated around my work.
Actually, it was amazing!
I do love my job!!

6 comments:

  1. Bonjour,

    Quel travail titanesque vous aviez entrepris ma chère !... Bravo !
    On est toujours heureux de faire les choses soi-même.
    Gros bisous

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    1. Thank you! Yes, it's always hard work, but I know it's good exercise for me. And, I'm always so glad when a job is over and the client is pleased.

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  2. Oh-yes- I can see why you love your job! xo Diana

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  3. These walls are MAGNIFICENT, I've always dreamed of having wall like that fabulous job Miss Lynda, thanks for sharing..

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