I tend to think that this project will be a draft for another project. I need to improve my work to get a better quality. But for such a room, a draft will be very useful.
The further I go, the more I appreciate the style of this room, is that Louis XVI? Every part is harmonious.
The next step will be to apply gesso to the plastic I use so that the paint will hold. And then the 1st layer of green...
I have a sample of wallpaper so I can imagine what the alcove will look like. I have ordered the fabric from Catherine Ferouelle . I can't wait to receive it from France.I'll do the curtains and the screen with that fabric. I have also made a day bed to put in the alcove. I may do another one later but I needed something to fill this space.
It's nice to work in the garden, in the shade of the palm trees. We haven't had rain for months now and the temperature in the daytime is about 32 degrees Celsius.
The next step is to paint the fireplace, grey marble then paint the inside panels in a lighter shade of green. That can be a success or a disaster,I know...
Another view of the room. I couldn't wait to hang some paintings I had prepared before. The frames are cheap but I weathered them a little bit with paint and they look good, I think. As you can think the grey marble is done but I will work on it later when the first layers are dry to add some veins. I have also painted the floor of the hall behind as the doors will be opened
The illusion starts to operate. I have re-upholstered 3 chairs and made one couch with a fabric I had with the same pattern, the birds. I like the light of the sunset through the window.
For once, I have used spray paint because I didn't like the effect I got with brushes, too thick, maybe.
But that colour didn't exist in a can so I used three colours, "machine green" ( I loved it but it was too dark), a quick spray of yellow, a light spray of blue and I sprayed white all over the walls to attenuate the colour.
I hope you like it. I do. For the panelling, I covered all the other parts with tapes and sprayed more white on some areas to get a lighter tone.
I like to paint with spray paints and I have decided I'll buy an air spray gun compressor as soon as I can afford it. Should I buy a small one for painter or a normal one? I don't know yet. What do you think?
The next step will be the floor and the ceiling, then the chandelier and the sconces.
The floor, First, I wanted to use real wood. Brodnax Prints make a beautiful wood parquet. If I decide to do this project again, I'd love to have this parquet but the price is too high for now. Each 48 square inch costs $16
but it's beautiful...
but I need about 10 sets.... so I will go for good quality printed pictures from Spain. They are affordable and from a distance, the parquet will look OK, I hope.
Though I'd like the challenge to do my own parquet.... I hope I'll be able to show you more pictures before the weekend ends but today is Saturday and here, on Saturday at the university, teachers work till ....4!