Today I’m sharing the living room at a project in Westhampton that we finished almost a year ago. We recently had the home professionally photographed by Michelle Trani Scotto of Sequined Asphalt Studio. Today I’m sharing the before and after with photos I took during the process of creating the textured finishes. I had worked with the home owners on several previous projects, but this time I was fortunate to be involved from planning through construction and installation. So, involved in fact, I executed the textured finishes myself. Climbing the scaffold was probably the biggest challenge on this project, but I think it was worth it…
The finish on the wood fireplace surround on the opposite side of the room was next. The painters stained the panels for me with Amy Howard at Home furniture stain which I love for the warm brown tone and that it is made of crushed walnut shells. It’s the only stain I know of that has no odor. It is a perfect base for the chalk based paint finish that I applied after for an aged texture.
I used several Amy Howard at Home products on the fireplace to get a warn painted look. The Furniture Stain was applied first. The warm brown of the crushed walnut shells was the perfect base coat. Then, I applied One Step Paint in Luxe Grey. Lastly, I applied Light Wax. These things combined to create the time worn look I was after for this project.
It was a few months later that window treatments were installed and furniture in place.
I love how the sliding barn door works with the textured walls. The home owner wanted a relaxed, updated traditional style. The home is a second home on the water in Westhampton and is used mostly on weekends most of the year and throughout the summer. This space is great for gathering anytime.
What do you think? Would you like to spend time in this room? I’d love to hear your thoughts. So, let me know.
Pool table, Floors are hand sewn, pre-finished, oak by Kahrs, Roman Shade farbic by Schumacher, Pool table light fixture, mirror, sofas, chandelier, swivel chairs available through Sea Green Designs. email us at [email protected]