I had some fabulous inspiration photos...
This one from Spanish photographer Montse Garriga Grau HERE.
This one from Sweet Southern Vintage...
For my version, I first used joint compound, which I scraped on and off until I got the look I wanted. After it dried, I sanded just a bit, then painted with "Geneva Swan Grey" Colorplace paint in a flat finish from Walmart. I then mixed a couple different shades of light grey and brown and brushed them on where old walls would naturally be darker. It was not that easy, but I love the look.
I changed a few things on the buffet including adding this inherited vintage lamp, and my dwarf Alberta Spruce in the ice bucket.
My mom brought over some old family photos which I just propped up and decided I liked them that way, so they stayed.
I was honestly not sure if I liked it when I started, but I kept on going and was still not sure until I started putting the window treatments, etc., back up. I love it now, and I'm glad I took the risk.
I did the hall too.
This is definitely not a look for everyone, but it definitely gives some character to the room.
We like it, and that's what counts! What have you been inspired to do in your home?
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please come by my Far Above Rubies facebook page because we really are having fun over there chatting and sharing ideas. I love for you all to post your photos there too, so come on by.
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