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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Walls

Simple painting techniques that we've used in our home...

The pale green walls were painted white and then we used a wadded plastic (Wal-Mart) bag to add the subtle green tones. This is a good option to cover blemishes in texture of walls, or to give a fresh look without painting the whole thing. Takes alot less paint, and alot less time, and makes alot less mess :-) Pour paint in the deep end of paint tray, wad your bag (with inked side turned inside), and dip lightly in paint. Blot paint on higher end of tray before applying to wall. Use a gentle pounding motion in random directions till you like the look of it.

The leaves, berries, and bird's nest were painted using a stencil and stencil brush and acrylic paints.  "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!"  Believe me, if we can do it, you can too!

The wall with the checkerboard pattern was painted beige. Then a bit of white paint was added to the beige to make a slightly lighter color, and it was sponged on leaving an empty space in between each sponge print. Again, dip sponge lightly in the tray of paint, and blot on higher end of tray before applying to wall. On our wall the color difference is so subtle that you have to stand at a certain angle to even realize there is a pattern. It's just a bit of added interest that my daughter added to one short wall, and I love it!

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