Back in the beginning of March, I showed you a series of sample boards that were selected for various walls in this house in Wakefield, MA. With the job now complete, I’m ready to reveal how it all turned out. First, let me say this was just a very fun and relaxing job. The homeowners were a delight to work with, the commute not my typical Boston traffic nightmare… and a very good bakery just as I would come off the exit ramp! What more can a girl ask for? I have to laugh when I think back to my wardrobe during this time frame in March. I believe I started out wearing turtlenecks, gloves and a winter coat. The temperatures shot up into the high 80’s days later and I was in a tank top! By the time I finished the project I was back to a T shirt and sweater. That was some insane March weather.
To the right is the sample board, showing the finish. This is a busy finish, but I like it on an accent wall or in this case, all walls in this small Powder Room. It’s done by just troweling on paint, wet on wet with the colors. Messy, but quick and easy to do.
The interior side of this pocket door was aged, along with the door frame and baseboard. When I saw the new artwork that was selected, I immediately knew I had the perfect stencil to coordinate, one of the Renaissance Tile Series 1 designs, from Royal Designs Studios. I hate to tell you how many years I have had this stencil, but it certainly has stood the test of time!
In this close up, you can see I added a little bling with some Swarovski crystals. The homeowners tell me they love to hear their guests response when they go into this small room and pull the pocket door closed. It’s always a fun surprise!
Next up… the front hall.