This week, I thought I would focus on the job I am currently working on, 3 mirror panels. Here is what the mirrored wall looked like "before". It was mostly obscured by the shelving. The homeowner was thinking about removing the mirrors, but I suggested she remove the shelving instead and put a leafed pattern on the mirrors.
To begin, the homeowner removed the shelving, which made a huge difference! Then, I taped up my paper to get a sense of how the stencil I would use would line up. I also taped out a 1" border, which I will gild with imitation gold leaf. The stencil design will be done with Tamise’ Fall Mix, which I purchased from Kathy Carroll over at Faux by Kathy.
I am using one of my new favorite stencils from Royal Design Studios, the Acanthus Trellis Wall Stencil, but traced it onto some masking film and cut out, for this particular project. I have 3 and an half panels of film to install. Here you can see I already have the border gold leafed and am about half way through the installation of the pattern.
I’m a little sidetracked by this large pumpkin full of candy corn!
Btw, this is what your pet does when you are not home.
More on Wednesday….