Saturday, April 4, 2009

~ TA DA ~

" Finished at Last! "
" French Script "

" Before staining the walls...."


" My model daughter acting like a ham again....Freshly painted walls...."



This morning was up early to get to Lone Star to finish my wall painting. My daughter says it looks like an old open book. I think it is kinda different and I believe that it is important to have walls that stand out. The furniture and goodies come and go, but the walls stay there. The walls were painted with Cafe Cream satin interior paint by Valspar. The french text is from a rubber stamp that I copied and then copied that on my copier to a transparency sheet. I used my projector to project it on the wall and then used an acrylic brown paint pen to copy the words with. Once all was dried, I went today and finished with Aged Oak Minwax Gel stain-all over the walls and added a little darker here and there. Sure looks different from the before pics. Tomorrow I will secure a shutter over the corner to add goodies to the top of that and then I will start loading in the furniture and goodies.

31 comments:

  1. Just Beautiful...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  2. Beautiful! Happy weekend to you. ~Tracie

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  3. I love-love-love this! could you come to French Lique... I could use some help! ;)

    Candy (at Rock Candy) and I have decided that our next trip will be to Canton for Trade Days... I hope we'll get to Lonestar to see your beautiful booth! I can hardly wait to the ghe grand finale'!

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  4. Awesome! I would love something like that in my dining room.

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  5. I love it!
    Oh I could do ALL of my home like that!
    I have the rubber stamp with those french words! Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to see the booth loaded full of goodies!!!!
    How I wish I lived closer!!!!
    everything vintage

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  6. That is simply genious!!! You are such an inspiration, who woulda thought!! Can't wait to see what will become of your space!
    Isabel

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  7. WOW!!! It does look like an old open journal or book! Fabulous! I have one question - are your arms tired??? I can just feel the carpal tunnel pain. Are you taking orders any time soon? I think you should try out for the next designer on HGTV!!! I knew it would be great.
    Maureen

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  8. Great job, the walls look spectacular. You and the girls from Golightly's have a way with walls. Very talented!!!
    Smiles,
    Pat

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  9. Wow, those walls are beyond gorgeous!!!! Fantastic job!
    Sandra

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  10. i love the walls!! you did an awesome job!!!

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  11. this is AMAZING!!! consider sending this to some BHG magazines. how would they not eat it up? very clever and very beautiful!!! cool.

    xo

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  12. Oh my what a wonderful booth you have! If I walked into that store I would be drawn directly to your area!!! Would you consider doing a tutoral on your blog showing step by step how you creat this look on the walls.. I have been looking everywhere for that Gel stain and all our stores here in Ca. have only the regular minmax stain..(do you think that will work also?) so I havent't started yet..I may have to order on line. Please think about showing your technique on the blog! I just love it!! Marlene from Cambria

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  13. That's the most wonderful walls I have ever seen! I would love this look in one of my rooms..or as a room divider..great!

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  14. Tiina,,,this is SO utterly kewl,,I cant stand it!! It should be published.
    Amazing! WEll done!
    Marcie

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  15. This has turned out great! I love it, no I love it even more!
    Have a nice Sunday!

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  16. I love it. If I had a booth somewhere, I'd copy the idea in a minute! I love reading your blog, and I enjoy your sense of humor.

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  17. this waaaaaaaaaaay kewl!!!.....you will literally draw people to your space with this lovelyness!!!

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  18. Oh my goodness that is aboslutely gorgeous! I have never seen that done before but it is marvelous! If this is what the walls look like I can't wait to see the rest!

    You should start a business doing wall design-you're good!

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  19. That is incredibly awesome!!!

    Wonderful idea, done wonderfully well!!!

    OK. You have to tell us your technique for the staining too, cause I'll be looking for a little corner of my store, or house i can do that in. =0))

    Blessings,
    Barbara Jean

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  20. Those two walls look magnificent! I cannot wait to see the space filled with your "dream in cream" magic. Thank you for sharing your techniques......I am sure I will find an application for it some day.

    Patti

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  21. AWESOME!!! Can you share your technique...did you use a rag to put that stain on...and how did you get crinkled look? More darkness here and there..Love it..Lizzie

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  22. OH MY GOODNESS...It looks FABULOUS!!! I can't wait to see what you do next.
    Cathleen
    VINTAGE HOME lifestyle

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  23. That is WAY COOL!!! you are such an artist.
    Hugs, June

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  24. i am on pins and rusty needles....i can't wait to see the rest of the booth!!! maybe your friend lynn can do a wall like that in her house and have her SR really freak out!!! I ADORE YOUR STYLE....as always...
    thanks for the inspiration...
    sue

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  25. Great job on the walls , love it :)

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  26. Just Gorgeous!!!! Can't wait to see the finished space!

    Lisa

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