#1) Altho’ I was so excited to learn Michaels Craft Store carried mini bales of hay… It just isn’t the same as the real thing! My hunka-hunka-husband drove to somewhere in the country and got me the real deal for my new sample. The designer said my strands of hay needed to be longer with fewer of them. She was right. Many of you also gave me the same suggestion! You are all so smart!
#2) The designer asked me to try painting over the straw with the wall color from the kitchen. I like it. You can still see the straw, but it’s an improvement over leaving the joint compound white.
#3) The designer also asked me to try one last sample with the straw, with the wall color and with a glaze. I actually used a stain on it instead of a glaze and I think it is LOVELY. This is where I say “oooohhhh -aaaaahhhhh” …..
What a cool job I have! I actually get paid to smash straw into plaster. Who woulda thunk it????
I am giving the samples back to the designer tomorrow. Wish me luck!
We were posting on our blogs at the EXACT same time! hehe…
Honey it’s beautiful! You don’t need luck…you got mad skill!
Uhh…yeah…glaze is a good thing. Yummy!
Can you tint that JC as well? Getting it to a color closer to the wall paint color will make it easier to paint but most importantly will hide chips or dings if those arise. Love it with the glaze!
Yeah you…..you persevered until you found something really cool! Once again…you rock! I like the glazed look….it really highlights the straw! And as a previous commenter said…you don’t need Luck! You, my friend have SKILLS!!!!
I’m a friend of Shauna’s and love the ideas on your blog! They are amazing!!!
The last sample is very cool!
Looks awesome, I like the finished product!
I love it!!! I did the straw treatment to my Saloon Gameroom…It returned out great and I got 3 jobs from it!!!!…I love my job too, girl! You did great! Im actually thinking about painting it again…I’ll keep you posted…Im posting your post tomorrow…I love it…You should do a shout out on here…Meme
It turned out great! Good idea about the stain. Someone’s range hood is going to look fabuloso.
You put Hilde to shame! Her faux flower wall treatment ain’t got nothin’ on you!
Some how I missed this post!! I LOVE it! it turned out so stinkin awesome. you never seem to amaze me.
I’m glad this all turned out. It looks good!