Faux Painted Harlequin Design in Red traditional-kitchen

Faux Painted Harlequin Design in Red


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November 13, 2013
asherite wrote:
What is on the bottom wall? Is it paint? If so, how did you do it?
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Looks like a stencil.
    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 12:21PM
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February 14, 2011
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Kerrie L. Kelly
I bet this is a wallpaper, but our friends at Silver Spoon Murals recommend these steps.

Step 1: Figure out the size your diamond pattern is going to be. The rule of thumb is that the height of the diamond should be twice the width. Once you have figured out how big your diamond will be you can move on to step

Step 2: When you have all your supplies ready, and the room cleared for painting, your drop cloths in place, paint your base coat of paint on the wall using one of the two colors you purchased. Let it dry. You may want to leave it for a day, before you get to the hard stuff.

Step 3: Once you have calculated the width and height of your diamonds it is time to draw your lines vertically down the wall where your diamonds will be. Measure the width of each diamond and using your level, draw a straight line the exact width of the diamond all the way down the wall vertically. Keep going until all vertical lines are drawn. Start with the wall you see as you enter the room. After you finish that wall, draw your lines on either side starting from the ends of the wall you just completed. The reason for this is you want to use the same dimensions on the additional walls. Some adjustments may be necessary once you reach the ends of the other walls. You can adjust the width of the diamonds slightly, but never adjust the height.

Step 4: Draw horizontal lines the height of your diamond the entire length of the wall. Now you should basically have a bunch of rectangles on the wall.

Step 5: Find the middle of each rectangle and mark the top, bottom, right and left side. Then connect the dots by drawing lines to form your diamond pattern. Keep in mind that all these lines will have to be erased at some point, so you may not want to make too dark a line with your pencil. Chalk, however will wipe off easily with a baby wipe. It is possible to connect the dots with tape without drawing lines. If you do not feel confident, DRAW THE LINES that will form your di
    Bookmark   February 23, 2011 at 8:51AM
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Michelle Jamieson Interiors / New England Style
Somehow I never got these questions years ago. Kerrie I'm flattered that you thought this was wallpaper. I used a stencil for the harlequin design but this was a multi step project. I didn't just paint the wall red, then do the stencil bit. I bought the large stencil at Lowes. I mixed several colors of paint with the red, adding a lot of black to it in the end and I didn't mix it completely so it has streaks in it. I brushed it on with an old, stiff brush so it has a 'combed' effect. Then I applied the stencil. I used a soft metalic gold acrylic paint. I used a pouncing brush and a paper plate. I pounced off most of the paint on the paper plate before I ever added it to the wall. I made sure to not put it on heavy at all, I didn't want it to be too even either. I wanted it to be so thin that you might not even notice it until the light hit it. That didn't happen but I loved the effect anyway.
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