This was a totally fun and unique project to conceptualize and complete.
Probably because there was no right or wrong when coming up with the color combination for a driftwood inspired wall at the cottage. There were so many directions we could have gone in…
and we did. But here’s where we ended up…
The project began with raw pine tongue & groove boards installed over drywall.
I simply mixed up a quart of MMSMP Curio and poured it into a paint tray. I applied it to the wall using a foam roller.
You can see that one coat of Curio didn’t exactly provide even coverage in this case but it gets better as we go (as does my footwear). It’s safe to say that this is the “ugly phase” of this particular project.
Now for the “weathering”. I dry brushed Linen over Curio applying more in some areas and less in others to create some depth. I also used a little Grainsack.
Then we pondered the finish over the course of a few weeks. Did it need more color/lighter/darker/hemp oil? All of the above? Basically it was reading very flat at this stage so I went back through with Marzipan which is the closest color in the line to Linen and worked it in with a brush. That helped to add depth and texture. I even used a tiny bit of Schloss, which is more gray in color with a slightly green undertone.
Finally, I finished the entire wall with a light sanding and a coat of hemp oil. This really pulled it all together!
Attempting to mimic weathered wood that only nature can truly create was a bit challenging but like I said, there was no right or wrong! It’s only paint. A little bit of this, a lot of that, finish with hemp oil and voila!
We’re on the hunt for a nubby-textured, neutral slipcover for the wing back chair in order to cut down on the “Christmas in July” vibe that the vignette currently has. Yes, the console is painted in MMSMP Boxwood. Good eye!