Thursday, August 30, 2012

PAINT AN ACCENT PANEL WALL


First of all, all of the credit for this design goes to Emily at Jones Design Company.  After seeing her "Painted Wallpaper" office over a year ago, I stored the idea away in my brain knowing that I wanted to do the same someday.


I finally found the perfect spot! This is a paneled area over a built in desk in the office that I'm in the process of overhauling.  I painted it dark, the same color as the ceiling, which is "Wrought Iron" by Martha Stewart.  After staring at it for several days, I decided it needed a little something to take it up a notch!



I'm not posting a full tutorial, just showing a few photos of how the wall progressed.



This is the point where I was REALLY wishing I was finished!  Just keep painting, just keep painting...






I used this paint, and I love how it seems to light up and shimmer just a bit.  The color is Pure Gold.  Total cost for this project: less than $1.50-one little bottle is all I had to buy.



I love how the gold accents really play off of my gold drum shade that I made a while back,


and how the panel now ties into the ceiling color.


The office is really coming together, and I only have a few more projects to finish before I'm ready to show you the entire room...mainly cleaning it up!  You wouldn't believe the mess that's cropped out of these photos! :) 

If you'd like to try your own painted wall with this pattern, visit Emily's post here to download the template and read a full tutorial.  Here's her beautiful room finished:


1,000,000,000 gold stars to her for painting an entire ROOM this way.  Just my little 57"x47" space took about 5 hours to complete, so I can't imagine how many hours a room floor to ceiling would take.  Well worth the time and effort, though, don't you agree?


Click here to see the completed room.


Linking up with
TDC Before and After


36 comments:

  1. That came out so fantastic! I especially love the gold. I'm trying to motivate myself to do something similar in my entryway.

    Angela

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  2. I LOVE the gold on the navy! What a great idea - so pretty!!! I used the same stencil and tutorial from Jones Design Co in my foyer with pearlescent paint…love the effect.

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  3. You know I'm dying over all the gorgeous, glamorous, GOLD!! Wonderful idea for creating a dramatic statement!

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  4. Oh, my word. The gorgeousness overtakes me. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!

    Getting your design degree any time soon? Hanging out your shingle? ;)

    Two words: You rock.
    Okay one more: Awesomeness.

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  5. I LOVE it!

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  6. It's beyond gorgeous!! I love love love navy and always have a navy room in a house. I have the exact lamp from hobby lobby!!! This room is so gorgeous !! I am in love an just want to stare at it

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  7. I've been trying to convince my hubby how great this would look in our kitchen. Love it!

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  8. Gorgeous! I would never have the patience, but it looks like it's worth every effort. The blue and gold is simply perfect.
    Sarah

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  9. Oh how familiar I am with this design! I'm currently painting curtains with the same JDC stencil. Takes forever, but it's worth it! Yours turned out beautifully!! I'm in love with the color combination you chose!! Great job!!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

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  10. This is just beautiful! I love the gold accents. I just had my husband finish stenciling one wall in our daughters nursery. I thought he was going to kill me. Maybe next time we can stick with an accent. Great job!!

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  11. This is just beautiful! I'm inspired to find a spot to try it!

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  12. Wow, this is stunning! I can't believe you did that all by hand!

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  13. Three cheers for your fabulous taste and amazing patience! That wall is eye candy!

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  14. Gorgeous! Loving the gold and that sunburst mirror go so perfectly.

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  15. Wowza! This is really a beautiful wall =) With the gold mirror it really pops. I'd love to make something like this too. What did you use as your template? Did you buy it somewhere or make it yourself? (If it is the latter, would you consider scanning and posting it? That would be awesome!) Thanks for sharing =)

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  16. ooh-la-la, fanatastic job jennifer!!!! I am really loving gold this season and I can't wait to add gold accents to my dining room. Maybe not as great as this one, but I am all for metallic paint. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. amazing! i love the navy and gold, and this looks like the perfect spot for some snazziness!

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  18. hi. my name is cassie. and i am drooling all over that wall. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  19. Love the gold! It looks absolutely amazing Jennifer. You did such a wonderful job!

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  20. That is really stunning! I love the navy color for an office, very classic!

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  21. what an incredibly beautiful job you did with this - at first I thought it was done with a stencil - ( it's that perfect ) thanks so much for sharing -
    Definitely your newest follower- would love to have you come by for a visit and follow back when you have the time :)
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  22. What a FANTASTIC color combination! I love it! Don't you just love what stencils add to a room? They've come a LONG way! I'm equally smitten and have added some to my home as well. All of the graphic fun of wallpaper, without the commitment. ;-)

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  23. Jennifer, this is so beautiful I can't stand it! I love the navy and gold combination. So you had to paint in the lines free-hand? If so, you did a stellar job! I want to do this with just a clear gloss in my dining room, but the pencil lines would show..any suggestions?
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  24. looking great!!! i love how the Wrought Iron turned from blackish to navy. unless im talkin about the wrong color here? you did a fantastic job!

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  25. Beautiful! Love the navy (wrought iron?) with the gold and the pattern. I can't believe one little jar of paint did the whole wall and that you did it all by hand!!!!
    Cathy @ Room Rx

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  26. Wow! What a pretty workspace! The stencil was the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Beyond gorgeous!!! Love the gold against the navy! Pinning!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  28. Love how the gold looks with the navy you did a great job!!!

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  29. This is actually a fantastic blogs! More of these details are superb -it is nice to see one that current.

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  30. That wall looks fantastic! Seriously, you did an awesome job. I don't think I'd have the patience for it, though. I wonder if someone who has interior painting services in Charlotte NC would do something like that for me. Guess I'll ask around!

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