Painting a plain concrete pad with stain tranforms the space.
The dragged finish of controlled brushmarks creates a finely striped surface with a subtle raw silk appearance.
Colourwashing gives a soft, delicate dapple of watery color to a wall, well suited to this countrified kitchen in the south of France.
Here walls and ceiling are stippled.A stipple bush is used with a wet paint glaze to distribute color as evenly as possible, to give just a perceptibly grainy texture.
The walls have been colourwashed, the beams are painted to look like wood and the small niche above the stove has a faux mosaic panel.
Plaster columns have been painted with metalic paint and walls are ragged.
The walls and ceiling are stippled and the crown molding has been silver leafed.
The column is marble but the contractors forgot the uplighting so plaster bases were created to accommodate them. I painted those bases to match the column above.
A crossed combed finish is created by dragging a metal combed tool through wet glaze and then combing in the other direction.
A crossed combed finish is detailed here.
A painted faux marble door knob to match the antique ones found elsewheres in the home.
I painted a new tub to look like an old marble tub.
Plaster columns were faux wood grained to match adjoining bookcases.
A plaster cast sculpture that I gold leafed and antiqued.