HAND PAINTING A METALLIC GOLD HARLEQUIN PATTERN ON WALLS IN A WET BAR & TUTORIALSometimes you've lived in a house long enough that it is finally time for a re-do.
Patti was doing a wonderful job redecorating a client's (whole) house and I got to do several of the special touches with Patti's guidance, of course!
One of the things I was asked to do was paint a harlequin pattern in the client's wet bar. It had several openings and you could see in the wet bar from all around the living area and the patio. The metallic gold paint looked really nice because the client had touches of metallic gold around the room.
Also, she had touches of red around the room, so I made the little red cherries at the points where the diamonds met. I painted them with my finger.
Just dipped my finger in red paint and did a little swirl.
I think the "inspiration" for the wet bar was this painting of the Queen Of Hearts.
These bookcases were across the room from the wet bar and Patti asked me to paint the same metallic gold inside. When the lights were on the metallic gold reflected and looked really beautiful.
TUTORIAL FOR WET BAR HARLEQUIN
The walls in the wet bar were painted white.
I drew my harlequin pattern with a pencil. When you paint it should cover the pencil marks.
Because it's easy to get confused I always count out and put a piece of tape on every other diamond. That way I won't start painting the wrong one and, believe me, I have done that.
As I painted the gold, while it was still wet, I used a rag to rub a lot off.
Then, in the white diamonds I very lightly brushed the metallic gold around the edges so it would look shadowy.
At each point where the diamond points met I painted the red circle with my finger.
If you don't want to use your finger you could cut a sponge into a circle and use that instead.
Below is a link to a bedroom wall I painted in a harlequin pattern.
It will show you how I measured, but you might have a much easier way.
Have fun painting your harlequin wall!