Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Faux Cobblestone Wall

Create a feature wall with a simple technique using sponges and 
Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint.  My son Colin did this wall in his bedroom
in several hours.  We did a makeover on his room awhile back
but I never finished sharing it until now.  I always thought the wall
behind the bed needed a little oomph. 
What do you think?  Take a look below at the plain wall.
This is how the room looked before Colin did the stone wall treatment.
My ideas ranged from painting chevron or stripes or even just a darker color.
Then one day I mentioned, how about doing a stone wall like the one we
painted together in my shop. 
Look familiar?  Its the floor at Maison Decor.
That did it! He loved the idea and was quick to get the project underway.
He did it while I was at work one Saturday and I think it came out fantastic!
 He started at the ceiling and used large sponges and rolled the paint onto
the sponge and then stamped the wall.  He prepped the wall with a basic
flat wall paint from Valspar, called Knight's Armour.  Any dark charcoal or
black paint will do, just have it be matte finish.
Stamping the blocks in rows until he got to the bottom
he would quickly finish the wall. He used Paris Grey Chalk Paint for
the blocks and a little bit of Graphite for depth hand brushed over
the blocks of Paris Grey.
 Lamps with burlap shades from HomeGoods look great on the 
bedside tables, also painted in Graphite, leaving the tops natural.
 This is a tutorial on how we did the floor if you are interested.
Part of the group of accessories we selected from our
local HomeGoods included this very cool driftwood mirror.
We also got the Lane wood base lamps with burlap shades
and a bunch of pillows in shades of brown and black.
 Pillows and a black driftwood mirror from HomeGoods complete
the look.  We like to mix in old with the new to get a room
that has individual flair and style.  So mix it up with vintage finds,
like trunks and taxidermy and then throw on some brand new plaid 
flannel sheets from HomeGoods to create a great looking room,
with masculine appeal.  He loves it, and so do I.

Note: this post is partially sponsored by HomeGoods as part of my participation in their 
Pinterest program called Happy By Design.  To see tips from other HomeGoods Designers
visit our board!  It is pretty fabulous!

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