I wanted to go with a copper theme and have always wanted an elegant bathroom so I took pieces of brown craft paper and tore them into irregular pieces, saving some of the ones with a straight edge for where the ceiling and the wall meet. I then crumpled them all up very hard and then semi smoothed them out so that you could clearly see the wrinkles in them.
I used a sponge brush and brushed on copper leaf paint on some, barely touching the surface of the wrinkles and then used gold spray paint on others. Let them dry (doesn't take long at all) and then apply them with wallpaper paste. The wall should be sized first.
I already have a claw foot tub and my kids inserted a sink into a dresser that I faux painted and applied copper paint stenciling. I had rough plastered walls so the roughness of the walls added to the dimension of the treatment. My curtains are copper colored and I made a shower curtain with some copper color in it and put copper colored beading on the edges. I painted the bottom of my claw foot bathtub brown.
By Elaine from Belle Plaine, IA
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Hi Sandy, since the bathroom is small, I will show you the clawfoot tub and shower surround but there is not a whole lot more of the bath. You might be interested in seeing the before pic too and I will post it if I can be allowed to post more than one pic.
Hi Sandy, the bathroom is small so I only have a picture of the clawfoot tub and shower surround. Just to show you how much it improved, when I bought the house, this is how the bath looked. LOL, quite a change.
I would love to see more pictures of this bathroom. Mine needs redone, and I would love to "steal" your ideas. I love the idea of using the dresser as a vanity. The whole room is beautiful!
I love this look. We are currently redoing my youngest daughters old bedroom and I showed this to my hubby and he loves it too. Not sure if it will work for a bedroom but am willing to try. TFS
You not only did a stellar job, but the photos' are nice, too. This reminds me of an ice cream shop in Old San Diego, and the flooring was done in old news print. It looked really neat. Very creative!
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