This weekend I wanted to add some character to our main bathroom.
As those of you who have been following me know, (and have seen the work I have been doing to our new home)
I am decorating our home to give it that old world charm.
One of my favorite things about old Spanish style homes that I absolutely LOVE is the old cracked plaster walls.
I love the old boards that they put behind the plaster for support.
I love all the textures and color of these old plaster walls.
So I wanted to make our bathroom look like an old home where the plaster had cracked and fallen off in places over the years.
I had so much fun with this room this weekend.
So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the pictures.
Here are the BEFORE pictures with the walls just plain white. They don’t look bad, they just lack that character that you would find in an older home.
The next step in this process was to trace out the design of the crack. Then I got a level and created the “Boards”, I left 1/4″ between each board for the grout line.
If you are new to this, you might want to tear pieces of painter tape and cover your grout lines when you are applying the joint compound to the wall to create your boards.
Here are the pictures of the “cracks” with the boards mudded into the wall.
The next step was to base coat the wood slats. I used a combination of three shades of brown for this. I wanted the wood to be different colors like they would be if they were actually old pieces of wood that had been there for a hundred years.
While the paint is still wet, I rubbed the slates with a slightly damp cotton rag to remove some of the paint and add age and character to the boards.
The next step in the process was to paint the walls a sandstone color. I will add extra details around the cracks to make them “POP” but first the walls needed to be painted.
Once the paint on the walls had dried, I was now ready for the fine details to be added.
This is always my favorite step in the process because this is when my murals COME ALIVE.
I used dark brown, black, white, and light beige paint colors to accent the cracks and boards.
And now the moment you have been waiting for….
The Finished bathroom pictures.
I hope you enjoyed my Bathroom Transformation.