It’s been nothing but taping and painting since I last saw you here! I finally tackled the wood panels that Chris made for our dining room wall with candy-colored paints and a trusty level. It’s mod, bright, and in-your-face–I love it!
Remember the circle-shaped canvas? It arrived and I’m still playing with it…but I moved it into this shot for fun.
I love the play of the white chandelier, pillows, and chairs with the room–it’s like reverse silhouette.
And, I love the view of it from the kitchen.
Chris did the hard part by making the panels for me out of 1/4″ plywood and trimmed in bullnose 1x2s. He put a cleat on the back of each panel and the wall out of 1x3s that holds the panels securely. Next I went to the paint store and picked out the possible palette for the painting.
Once I knew my approximate colors, I color matched the paint cards with craft paint so I could play around with the colors on a small-scale mock up of the actual painting.
I painted the composition on small (but not proportional) canvases to get the general idea of what I wanted to do.
Those crisp edges are courtesy of the old paint trick of painting the tape your basecoat before painting your topcoat. In the photo below I taped out the yellow to prepare for my next green layer, but before I added the green I sealed the edges of the tape with the yellow to prevent the green from seeping under the tape to the yellow layer below. If any seepage occurred, it happened with the yellow onto the yellow. After I had my outer layers done, I moved the panels up to the dining room to finish the layers. I wanted to see it come to life in the space and have the chance to see any changes I wanted to make ahead of time.Now I feel like we have a proper place to eat our quesadillas.
I’m off to the next project now–follow me on Instagram for sneak peeks. Thank you for stopping by!