by Veronique Habermann
This week Ann and I went to ICFF in the Javits Center in New York, it is a much anticipated fair which brings thousands of designers from all over the world to check out what is new and exiting in the world of design.
Going to an event like ICFF is always “dangerous” for me! I get tons of ideas and I have to make them happen right away. This time my bathroom was the victim! The 3 ideas below were my sources of inspiration for this project.
Valspar Beach sparkle color which was one of the colors that was painted on the wall they had erected at the show. The wall painted again and again to showcase many different colors.
The idea of an aqua color in a bathroom as in this display for Leroy Brooks bathroom fixture company.
The very noticeable presence of wood in its most pared down way—in this case just right from the tree.
What you will need:
- Valpar Beach Sparkle in satin (sample size is enough)
- Valspar Polar Star paint in satin (sample size is enough)
- Valspar spray paint in gold glitter
- Enough pretty sticks to go around a mirror
- Paint brush
- Drop cloth
- Paint your small furniture of choice with the beach sparkle paint
- Preferably outside paint the stick with the gold glitter paint, make sure you shake the can for a minute before
- When blue paint is dry, apply a thin wash of the polar star paint, using the dry brush technique (your paint brush should only have a tiny amount of paint on it, then apply in circular motion). This step adds depth and softness to the finish.
- Decide where you want to arrange painted sticks around your mirror. Nail them one by one on the wall, one nail a stick is plenty.
I love how I was able to introduce this amazing blue in my bathroom without having to paint the walls (I can’t because I rent) and how I was able to make a statement with the branches as a frame for my cheap mirror.