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.
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