Update, New stuff + Giveaway

Good Morning! I have an update and some answers for you on the gold squiggle wall, as well as some really exciting stuff to share. 

 I had a lot of questions about what type of paint I was using.  Well, I have done three different samples on the wall.  The previous post was done with a paint called Gold Leaf by the Sheffield Bronze Paint Company.  It was oil based and stunk something terrible. (They do make water based, but my paint store didn't carry it). I had to try something else because I was getting a wicked headache.

Next up, my own concoction of acrylic polyurethane and Gold Leaf and Metallic Powders in #14 Fine Rich Gold (left side) mixed at a 6:1 ratio.  On the right side is Krylon's Pale Gold Leafing Pen.

The homemade acrylic mixture definitely added shine and didn't smell at all...

The problem was I could see brush strokes. It really needed two coats to be opaque.
And although it looked cool, it felt too heavy for such a large space.

So the winner is Krylon's Gold Leaf Pen...
 No brush strokes, great opacity and the smell is minimal. It also shines nicely and feels more delicate and subtle- although this definitely isn't a subtle wall treatment.

This is also a really fast thing to do. You basically are just doodling on your walls. (Bad, because my kids are watching and are going to get mixed messages now).  I don't have a plan, I just drew a small amoeba and made a bunch of concentric lines. And if you hate it, just repaint, like I had to do with the other two samples...
And the best part?  The walls glow in the dark. I went to get a glass of water last night and walked into this...
It was pitch dark, but was reflecting light coming from the outside street light.  I thought it was cool.

And now for some cooler stuff.  New patterns from O'verlays are slowly making there way onto the site.  We now have Lolita, Ruby and Harper in MALM sizes. If you need RAST or MALM nightstands, or a custom size just email us. They are available, just in the process of photographing and all that fun stuff.



Pagodas and big Lola...


AND now for the fun part. 
GIVEAWAY TIME!
Amber is doing a little giveaway today that she is partly responsible for. 
September 23rd was a strange day. I received multiple emails requesting a pattern similar to the popular RAST hack seen all over blog land.  One from Miss Amber herself. 
So when you guys ask, we listen and make- hint, hint.

Hop over to Amber Interiors and go enter to win yourself a RASTful of 6 "Dee Dees"...


and be sure to tell her she is the bomb while you are there.
XO

17 comments:

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

WHAT! Your wall looks amazing. Crazy awesome...are you doing this freehand?? Could not be more excited to copy someone if I tried. I'm kidding-ish.

modishetcetera said...

Wow! I agree, the gold pen looks much better for the large space selected. I can't wait to see the finished outcome. And HURRAY for give a ways!!!

bazaarofserendipity said...

wow its glowing it looks sooo awesome!

Katie and Jayne said...

GORGEOUS! Love it!

La Maison Boheme said...

Love the Dee Dee overlay!

Bromeliad said...

What a sublime use of magic marker.

Amanda Hill said...

Seriously Amazeballs! I wish I could free hand like that!

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

I love it! I need some of that in my life asap.

kayce hughes said...

LOVE the gold wall!

clustres said...

Gorgeous! What a great idea! Thanks for info.

Kim said...

OMG ... love the pagoda and big lola o'verlays ... I will be ordering. Have an old dresser in the attic that is now ready to come down!! Thanks for sharing all the fun stuff and your wall is divine!!

LindsB said...

Such an awesome wall- I LOVE that it glows in the dark. Such an easy way to make a regular wall shine- love this!

lynn said...

That wall is stunning! So are the pieces from O'verlay

Lioness said...

Oh, how brilliant

Ms. Manor said...

You rocked this one... the walls are AMAZING!

Libby Gourley said...

I love love LOVE your new wall! Seriously, that looks amazing and in my humble opinion you are brilliant having the idea (and brave/awesome for actually doing it!) :)

Ann said...

So amazingly cool! I may have to copy, but I'm not sure if I'm brave enough! I'm going to get some pens and a bottle of wine and see what happens!

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