Many of you may not know that I'm a faux finisher of over 17 years. This bathroom in timeless Lusterstone was created for a Med spa client. This makes this room hard to leave!
Since today is #SwapIdeasDay, we want to share a faux recipe with you!
Here is a “leather” finish we love.
You will need the following materials- tissue paper (the large sheets you wrap gifts with), white eggshell latex paint, @fauxeffectsinternationalinc Snow white Luster Stone, a trowel or rubber scraper, a small paint tray and small 4 or 6 inch roller.
1️⃣Crinkle up the tissue paper and then smooth it back out. (this helps the wrinkles form)
2️⃣Starting in an upper corner, generously roll a section of the wall slightly larger than the piece of tissue paper. While the paint is still wet, apply the tissue to the wall, tap it with your fingers purposely trying to leave pockets that can become the wrinkles. Smooth the tissue out with the palm of your hand and then immediately roll another coat of paint on top of the tissue you just laid down. Be careful not to “over roll”, you just want to secure the paper down. Then, continue rolling your next section, rolling an area slightly larger than the tissue and repeat. Slightly overlap your second piece of tissue with the first so that there are no bare spots on the wall.
3️⃣Once you have all the tissue up let this dry and then roll a solid coat of paint over the entire wall. This will glue down any loose wrinkles and hit any spots that were a little light on paint.
4️⃣After the wall is dry, use your trowel to “backfill” the tissue wall with the @fauxeffectsinternationalinc Lusterstone. You want to be firm enough to remove most of the Lusterstone but not too aggressive as to tear the paper.
If you try this one yourself, please use the #AvaniStudios hashtag AND tag us so we can admire your work!
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More images from our #lobbytransformation project this week. With a little paint and a little love we were able play off the floors (which stayed) and give some visual interest to the reveals the original #decorativefinish didn’t enhance. #Black is such a grounding, powerful color to use-giving intention and strength to a room. We handpainted it in after second guessing the silver color we chose first ->I think it was a good move. We applied a base coat and a hand mixed metallic plaster finish to the 20ft high walls. Really happy with the end result and happy with the happy client!
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I love the way the crown surrounding this stunning Chicago brick ceiling feature turned out! It took layers and layers of #lusterstone and #modernmastersmetallics to create the perfect combination to highlight the beautiful tones of the brick. ❤️