Regular blog readers know I’ve shared lately at the hectic pace of decor work this summer, all good and welcome!
You’ve been promised an update, eventually, on a staging project for a current client who has also purchased her dream home fronting Theodore Wirth Park, just outside of Minneapolis. Days have already been dedicated to sourcing fabrics, furniture and finishes for the Skyline project (every job gets a name!)
Those forays will provide lots of future content, but for now, I thought I’d share yesterday’s project in prep for the move!
The client’s current dining room had this ceiling medallion, approximating plaster, but much, much lighter. From it hang three gorgeous, modern clear glass orbs, all at different heights.The medallion had been very lightly accented with silver leaf, to coordinate with a rockin’ set of the owner’s framed Venetian prints in the adjacent dining room. While gorgeous, the finishes on both were disparate. Those prints will be the main art in the dining room of the new home, making the medallion the perfect candidate for an allied finish.
After prepping with leaf adhesive and waiting 45 minutes for the surface to become tacky, I applied sheets of first gold, then silver, metal leaf. This added texture and color. Next, the surface and all of its raised areas were drybrushed with an application of Benjamin Moore’s Chelsea Gray.
That brings us to this point! The leafing still needs sealing, and the medallion will get an overall coat of dark wax (I’ll use Annie’ Sloan’s excellent product for this!) But I wanted to share the transformation thus far!
Watch for updates! I’ll post when the medallion is installed, along with the lights! Meanwhile, here is a fabric under consideration for sheers in that room! Isn’t it swell?!
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