Saturday, June 2, 2012

Transformation at Patina: Part 1

Late Thursday afternoon we began the daunting (but exciting!) task of completely re-doing Joy's half of the store at Patina.

Have you ever had an amazing, brilliant, wonderful idea that didn't quite work out? Well that was pretty much how the paint job went. Joy envisioned a wall that looked as if it had been painted a dozen times over a hundred year period, with layers peeling off and various colors and textures showing through. Beautiful, right?

We started by adding gray ("squirrel" was the name) over the original taupe and Joy tried her hand and blending it all together, but it was looking a little too sponge painted.

So a brown color was added on top of that...

...and more mixing ensued.

 But after many patient attempts and advice from a few late-afternoon customers,

 the wall was painted "squirrel..."

 ...then distressed with sandpaper and wallpaper brushes.

By the end of the night, we realized not much of the wall was left showing anyway, so I think the right decision was made. I absolutely love the color!

Have you been into Patina to see it yet? What did you think? Big difference, right!?

(More to follow on the transformation!)


1 comment:

  1. I love pretty much anything patina and am trying to pull my new house together without doing too much! Love the squirrel;)



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