I’m so excited to tell you about my latest project!
many of you know how much I adore working with Pure & Original! Their paints create the most beautiful and unique decorative finishes I have ever seen! Recently I have had the privilege to work with their Marrakech wall paint. This product is very much like a light stucco finish. Where you have different shades and textures… Creating a gorgeous cloudy look! Because of the thickness of the paint you can build it up as you like, after priming.
I have been seeing a lot of these walls popping up all over the place. Magazine’s, blog’s, Instagram’s. I even saw a grey wall which was very similar on HGTV’s Fixer Upper. There is no doubt about it… These beautiful Euro paints are styling America… One wall at a time! By goodness I like it!!!
Spring has officially sprung around here and I have become infatuated with different shades of pink! So, of course I chose to work with the color OLD ROSE. I am so glad I did because I’m seriously obsessed!
However, It was a really tough decision! I mean… look at these: COLOR SELECTION
Shall we get to work? YES!
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEEED:
- A large board of ply wood. (I purchased mine at home depot)
- Pure & Original Marrakech primer
- Pure & Original Marrakech Paint
- Trowel or spatula ( I used Pure & Original brand)
- paint roller or paint brush
- Glue stick
- Gold foil sheets (I purchased mine at Michaels)
- Old sheet
- Painter tape
- News paper or old construction paper like I used.(for taping on the wall)
LETS GET STARTED:
First, I would like to say that this can be done on stretched canvas or a statement wall. I probably would have chosen a wall but seeing that I currently can not paint my walls, this large wall art was a great alternative. And it has certainly packed the punch I was looking for!
- I started prepping my board by lightly sanding it with a 130 grit sand paper and also made sure my walls were protected by taping down some old construction paper.
- Once your piece has a light scuffing… begin by mixing your wall primer with 10% water. This is a very important step in maintaining a perfect consistency. (I added some of my wall primer to a plastic bowl and figured 10% then added the water)
- pour your water and paint mixture into a paint holder and begin rolling OR hand painting the wall primer over the whole board.
- let it dry for 4 to 8 hours.
- After it has dried… clean out your paint tray and rinse your roller brush (we will need them for the next step)
- Your Marrakech paint WILL NOT need to be mixed with water. Simply stir it and pour.
- Starting at the top of you art piece/ wall begin to add a layer of your Marrakech paint with your roller brush and, or paint brush.
- Once one section of the panel/ wall is painted grab your trowel and spread the paint in different directions. Try and keep it kind of random so its not so uniform.
- After getting it all spread out… let this layer set for 24 hours.
- lightly sand the rougher spots with the same light sandpaper.
- If you are happy with the way it looks than skip this step but if you would like a little more dimension than add another layer of paint in random areas on the board or wall.
- When it has cured for about 48 hours it should be set and ready to seal! In order to seal this paint you want to use Pure & Original’s Italian wax. I lightly buffed it on the board with an old white tee shirt. This will help protect the beautiful wall you just created. Again, let the wax dry for about 4 to 8 hours.
FINISHING TOUCHES: THE MODERN SPIN.
After you have completed all the painting steps you can choose to leave your wall this way… which is absolutely gorgeous on its own! OR, you can add some foiling to it. Which gives it more of a modern-chic look!
ADDING THE GOLD FOIL!
- While I was adding the gold foil I found that the Elmer’s Board Mate sticks worked the best, for really holding that thin piece of gold in place. So, I just added the glue in random spots on the board.
- Working quickly, I took the foiling and slapped it on the board where the glue was located.
- I slightly rubbed it with my fist and let it sit for a few minutes, then peeled it back… there will little loose edges that the glue did not touch but all you have to do is lightly rub them off. Easy!
- I kept repeating this process till I was happy with randomness of the foiling. THATS IT! Super easy and cute, right?
Here are some pictures of the finished project…
I hope you enjoyed my quick D.I.Y. and feel inspired to create your very own!
If you have an questions on the application, or how to purchase PURE & ORIGINAL natural paint products… Please, feel free to leave a comment or send me a message!
Thanks so much for reading along! until next time!