Thought I would show you a pretty dining room that we faux finished for the Spring Parade of Homes a few weeks ago. It’s in a neighborhood called “The Highlands at Weatherby” here in Kansas City and was built by Distinctive Homes by J & K.
We first textured the entire room. Then we textured the niche of this room with a damask stencil that I love, love. (Remember in this post how I told you stenciling has come A LONG WAY…..). Here is a closeup:
After all the texturing and stenciling…. Joy and Jeri went on to glazing the walls with 2 colors. I loved the combination of a warm, gold glaze with the cooler, gray/blue shade. The colors really picked up the colors from the entryway tile (which you can’t see… but trust me).
**** Notice the yellow painter’s tape hanging from the chandelier in this photo below. REASON: all dining room chandeliers seem to be hung up at about our perfect head height. Every girl on my team, including myself, has a few dents in her skull from bumping into one of these lights! UGH! Ouch! So, if we hang tape from it…. on occasion we will save ourselves some shedding of blood.
After the glaze was done…. the builder had us nail up strands of upholstery tacks around the niche to highlight the stenciled area. I think it is lovely. If you click on the photos, they should enlarge so you can see them better.
I think this finish really works for me because of the great color combo and I also love the combination of the delicate damask pattern with the more masculine feel of the upholstery tacks.
Have a blessed and safe Memorial weekend.
Oh that looks gorgeous, Jennifer!!! I love that look!
That is incredible….I can not believe you didnt take me to see that in person. I love it.
Okay Miss Jennifer…You know that I love everything you do, and I KNOW this was pain-staking, back-braking work, but I am not sold on this one. Not sure if it’s the colors or how busy it is. You will have to get me a picture of the finished room. I think it is a very cool idea, but hmmmm…. Sorry, don’t hate me girl!
As always – it is amazing!!!
Misti- we’re breakin’ up!!!!! Just kiddin. I’ve got thick skin. Not everyone will like everything all the time. It really is pretty in person…. you should road trip over here!
oh that is amazing!!! i love it…
Amazing!! Beautiful!! Incredible Talent!!
THat is so pretty! You guys did a great job! That is so much work! jen
Oh my goodness…your creativity and talent never ceases to amaze me!!!! This is just stunning!!!! LOVE it!!!! 🙂
Holy Hannah. So cool.
Oh, that is so lovely, what an absolutely fantastic job. And a perfect blend of masculine and feminine. I am in love !
who wouldn’t like that! that is AMAZING!!!! to each her own i s’pose
So beautiful! You are so good with details! And patience.
I love the niche, but think the rest of the wall would be better in one solig color. The niche would be highlighted that way. As it is now, I think it’s too busy, and a bit too similar, the two tecnikes.
I usually love what you do, but this was just too much for me. Sorry.
thats a lovely damask Jen, who’s is that? I really like the compliment of silver with gold as well.
I often think its difficult to capture certain finishes in print. It photos one dimensional yet in person it is beautiful. I wish I lived closer to you, I’d have you take me on a tour of all your work – its fabulous!
I am loving your blog!! I just may be addicted too!! This finish is AMAZING!!! I Love it!!! The tacks actually made all the difference in the world! You really are the BEST!
Love iT! What type of texture did you do by dameska stencil.