Bead it!


I wanted to share with you a bathroom that my team just completed faux finishing. These pictures just don’t do the room justice! Plus… I wish I could show you what’s behind Door #1. It’s the master closet that most dreams are made of. Aaaaahhhhhhhh……. someday.

This wall finish is a gorgeous combination of Faux Effect’s metallic plasters and lusterstone. It is beautiful on it’s own. But the beads just kick it up a notch. We used both bronze and gold beads to tie in with the tile on the jacuzzi tub.

I hope you can see the beads better in the closeup photo.

I saw a bathroom last year that had a beaded stencil. It was just an incredible finish and I had not seen anything like it. But, when we tried to duplicate the finish, we were in bead hell. I swore we would not do it again because we struggled with a good way of attaching the beads to the stencil. We tried Modge Podge, 3M’s 777 spray, clearcoats, prayer for miracles….

But, Joy, who works for me…… (everyone say hello to Joy)

…figured out an awesome way to attach them on this job! And it was FAST!!!!! Not only is she gorgeous folks …. but she is a genius! Thank you Joy! They look beautiful!

P.S. If you know me, you know I adore chandeliers. Check out that bad boy back in my first picture. It is fantastic!

10 comments
  1. L
    L
    February 13, 2009 at 4:27 am

    Oh my…bead love sister, bead love!!! OH – bead love and chandi candy! LOL – I crack myself up. I think I need to go to bed now!
    Seriously. It’s fab!
    Loves, L

  2. Girly Stuff
    Girly Stuff
    February 13, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    I love it all! The metallic is so pretty! I need a faux team! TEAM FAUX…Let’s go!

    The beading is great…I’m glad you discovered a fast way to do it…it looks tedious to do otherwise!

  3. Fauxology
    Fauxology
    February 13, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Jen – have you tried Golden’s Glass Beads? Comes clear but can be tinted. Sticks to a surface nicely. So pretty! Speaking of pretty, love that bathroom! What a fun job…and Hi, Joy!

  4. Shauna
    Shauna
    February 13, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    give me a second i am having a moment here just looking at the pictures! That might be my most favorite thing you have ever done.

  5. Woman Interrupted
    Woman Interrupted
    February 13, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    So luscious! Can you divulge what you came up with to attach the beads??? I suffer from project-interruptus, so I will never actually do it, but I love being in on designer secrets!

  6. Misti of Studio M Designs
    Misti of Studio M Designs
    February 14, 2009 at 3:59 am

    You go girl! That bathroom is phenomenal. That makes you a PHENOM! You have outdone yourself here. Thank you for sending more design inspiration my way. Now, if only you lived closer so that we could actually work together!
    ~Misti

  7. fabulousfinishes
    fabulousfinishes
    February 14, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Love the color of this finish – I bet the beads are even more beautious in person! nice job to you and your team!

  8. Denise K.
    Denise K.
    February 16, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Absolutely incredible!!! YOU are amazing!!!!! šŸ™‚

  9. Katherine
    Katherine
    February 16, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    I just found your site from your comment left on Linda’s at Restyled Home. You said you would like to put a chandelier on a ceiling fan and I just found this site yesterday with something kind of along the same line. Hope it helps you!

    http://absoluteembroideryservices.com/romantic_shades.html

    I love the work that y’all do! It is beautiful!!

    ~Katherine~ @
    CountryRomantic.blogspot.com

  10. deborah
    deborah
    February 19, 2009 at 1:44 am

    now THAT is the exact color I have in my little head for my kitchen! imagine that. Love love LOVE the beadwork. must must try that one

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