We faux finished this ordinary white fireplace in a client’s master bedroom recently. Yeah, I know…..I’d love to have a fireplace in my bedroom too! Groovy….
I failed to get any pictures of the different steps”…..but I will tell ya what we did.
We painted the whole thing black….
then rolled it all with something called “Wunda size” (affiliate link)
then adhered “foil” to it (picture rolls of tin foil with a colored pattern on it)….
then glazed over it with Faux Effects Stain and Seal so it was toned down a bit.
And called it beautiful.
Does that make sense ???
Here is an “after” shot with NO flash on my camera. It really isn’t this dark…..
And here is an “after” shot with the flash ON….but it really isn’t this bright.
I really struggle with photographing our work sometimes.
But my closeup pics look good.
You can see the black base coat coming through.
And now I want a fireplace in MY master bedroom.
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