I am using one of my favorite stencil designs, the Moorish Trellis, from Royal Design Studios. I have it in the large, production size you see here and I also have the smaller size to use in the corners, above the doors and wherever needed. This pattern works up very quickly.
I am using the same Modern Masters Metallic Burnt Orange, only straight from the jar, to do the stenciling. I mix in a touch of glaze to make it easier to apply. The room is already really starting to have a warm feel to it. Of course, the homeowners keep the heat on 70 degrees and I’m moving all about, so that might have something to do with my feeling warm! I forgot about the high heat situation here the first day and wore a turtleneck. I easily drank a gallon of water that day!
One little glitch are these radiators. This whole project came about because the homeowners decided to replace their older baseboard heating system with these new, more efficient, sleeker looking units. When I initially talked to the heating contractor he told me he would install the units AFTER I did my finish. Much to my surprise, they were all installed AFTER the base coating was done, but BEFORE I arrived to do my finish! It’s a bit tricky glazing behind these and trying to stencil…not mention very hot!
Here is the wall to the left of the door, completely stenciled.
And here is the wall to the right of that door. More again tomorrow.