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post #41 of 122
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Originally Posted by SugarAndSun
I can't find any info on colors. Anyone have any suggestions. Also, do you think it is really necessary to do the top glaze
Nah.
post #42 of 122
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That is beautiful. Do you have pictures of the rest? Are you done? I love the way it looks. Byw, which room is this? Are you doing only certain rooms or all of them?
We're not done yet, there's still going to be a bright-ish yellow coat and then a pale yellow coat if we don't get too lazy. This room is the bedroom, soon to be family bedroom. We also have plans to do the office/workroom/eventual kids room, but could only handle painting one room at a time. All of the walls in this house are recently painted-plain white. At first, we thought we'd leave all the other rooms just as they are, but after finding this, I can see painting EVERYTHING. No plans yet, though

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Now I just have to choose colors.
I am thinking....
green and blue
or
terracotta and yellow
One thing that I read when doing research is to do at least three colors. I don't think it's totally necessary, but you can tell the difference from the pink/peach wall to pink/peach/orange pretty well. You could also just mix the two colors you want and make that the third color. BTW, I love your handprint idea!

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Oh hey, is htis easier or mor ecomplicated than setting up for a regular paint job? I assume I still have to go through all the pita stuff of taping off doorways and all. I hate that part
We put a dropcloth on the ground, and taped everything off. We also found it was easier to get color on if the wall was wet beforehand, so we kinda washed the walls. The hardest part is getting it even-looking in the corners, and we actually ended up tearing one of the sponges apart to get a sharper angle. Since uniformity doesn't matter AT ALL, it made it really easy. I did coat #2 by myself, and although it wasn't a large area, I was done with the whole thing plus clean up in about an hour or less.

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Also, do you think it is really necessary to do the top glazeor is that just if you are using special paints
The only reason I'm doing the top glaze is because this clay paint has such a matte finish, any fingerprints will show. They claim it's washable, but I don't want to take my chances. My original plan was to get tinted glazes and use that for everything, and no top coat, but the store didn't have them. I would think any paint that you can thin with water would work fine. The only issue would be making sure that it sticks to the walls

Hope this helps!
post #43 of 122
resurrecting the thread, as I intend to use Lazure painting in our new home once we've gotten it. Does anyone else have photos or pointers of their own?
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post #45 of 122
Also, what colours might you do a kitchen?
post #46 of 122
Ohh, I'm subbing!

I think I'd really love the warm yellow and peaches for the kitchen, but I'm partial, cuz I have a yellow kitchen now. But it does always feel cheerful and sunny.
post #47 of 122

lazuring for appropriate ages

I'm wondering about the different color combos and what ages they are appropriate for in their bedroom. I'm going to remodel my daughter's bedroom now. I'm trying to figure out how to mix the colors to paint pinky purple for my 6 years old daughter. Is that appropriate age to have pinky purple in her bedroom?
post #48 of 122
We're in the thick of Lazuring the walls in our new home, and soon I'll be able to show photos.

As for colour, I just looked around around different sites and read about what colours mean what and what energies they attract, then we went from there.
Photos soon if anyone is interested
post #49 of 122
I would love to see!
post #50 of 122
oooo, subbing.... more pix, please!!!
post #51 of 122
I finally got them uploaded! Photos of our renovation, in progress! Photos of the Lazure painting!


Here they are!


Hint: Flickr! is goofy and for some reason always starts off with the last photo in the set. So scroll down to the last photo you see and start from there, then you will get everything in chronological order. I’ll be adding more photos as we go along because that’s just the first room! And there is so much more to do yet. So keep watching!


Also above the photos are some tools - one of which allows you to see the photo even bigger. So use those tools, too.


And please please please leave comments on the photos (or here)! I want to know what you think!
post #52 of 122
I think you did an incredible job! I assumed you were doing just a bedroom or playroom -- not the entire open living space of your house! So you get a big gold star from me. I can't wait to see what it looks like with your cork floors and all your furniture in place. It looks like such a nice, soothing place.

PS: I read Quinn's story and, oh my, how I for you. His memorial service looks like it was so beautiful and so fitting for your family.
post #53 of 122
At the (relatively low-budget) waldorf school near where I used to live, the nursery/kindy teacher told me she did her walls by mixing watercolor paint (I assume the decent quality artists tube type, not the kids ones ) with mop n' glo. I've not tried it yet, but hers looked great
post #54 of 122
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Originally Posted by CorbinsMama View Post
I think you did an incredible job! I assumed you were doing just a bedroom or playroom -- not the entire open living space of your house! So you get a big gold star from me. I can't wait to see what it looks like with your cork floors and all your furniture in place. It looks like such a nice, soothing place.

PS: I read Quinn's story and, oh my, how I for you. His memorial service looks like it was so beautiful and so fitting for your family.
Thank you so much. On both counts
post #55 of 122
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Originally Posted by chasmyn View Post
I finally got them uploaded! Photos of our renovation, in progress! Photos of the Lazure painting!


Here they are!


Hint: Flickr! is goofy and for some reason always starts off with the last photo in the set. So scroll down to the last photo you see and start from there, then you will get everything in chronological order. I’ll be adding more photos as we go along because that’s just the first room! And there is so much more to do yet. So keep watching!


Also above the photos are some tools - one of which allows you to see the photo even bigger. So use those tools, too.


And please please please leave comments on the photos (or here)! I want to know what you think!
Awesome job!!! How many colors did you use for each room? It looks like 2. Also did you work from the top down?
post #56 of 122
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Originally Posted by treehugginhippie View Post
Awesome job!!! How many colors did you use for each room? It looks like 2. Also did you work from the top down?
Well, that's only one room so far - the photos of the office are all before photos.

So the room we had done in those photos is the living room - and it's...it's difficult to answer how many colours. I would say maybe 4 - yellow, orange, peach and rose. I was mixing the pigments into the beeswax glaze myself and I made no effort to be any kind of consistent, because I very much wanted there to be a colour variation. But there are about 4 different overlapping colours there, as we did it in sort of stripes that overlapped. Am I making sense?

And yes, we worked from the top down. I find it to be more effective. There are more photos to come, too - we've finished painting the office now and are working on the two rooms downstairs - our bedroom and my sewing room. The office and my sewing room are being done in very similar colours to each other - purples, blues, greens. The bedroom is going to be earth and love colours...all skin tones, plus some purple - it will be every interesting to see how it turns out.

I don't even know what I'm doing with the bathrooms yet.
post #57 of 122
Right now our playroom is pink, but pretty soon we are going to repaint to make it more GN and not as "bright". I can't wait to lazure the walls.

Thanks for sharing your home with us..great job on the painting. It looks so soothing and warm.
post #58 of 122
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Originally Posted by chasmyn View Post
Well, that's only one room so far - the photos of the office are all before photos.

So the room we had done in those photos is the living room - and it's...it's difficult to answer how many colours. I would say maybe 4 - yellow, orange, peach and rose. I was mixing the pigments into the beeswax glaze myself and I made no effort to be any kind of consistent, because I very much wanted there to be a colour variation. But there are about 4 different overlapping colours there, as we did it in sort of stripes that overlapped. Am I making sense?

And yes, we worked from the top down. I find it to be more effective. There are more photos to come, too - we've finished painting the office now and are working on the two rooms downstairs - our bedroom and my sewing room. The office and my sewing room are being done in very similar colours to each other - purples, blues, greens. The bedroom is going to be earth and love colours...all skin tones, plus some purple - it will be every interesting to see how it turns out.

I don't even know what I'm doing with the bathrooms yet.
Great! Thanks for the info. So the bedroom is going to be earth and love colors...is that light brown and peach/pink colors? Can't wait to see more pics
post #59 of 122
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Originally Posted by chasmyn View Post
I finally got them uploaded! Photos of our renovation, in progress! Photos of the Lazure painting!


Here they are!

Thanks for sharing. It looks great! I love how light and relaxing the feel is...very different from the heaviness of conventionally painted walls.
post #60 of 122
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Originally Posted by treehugginhippie View Post
Great! Thanks for the info. So the bedroom is going to be earth and love colors...is that light brown and peach/pink colors? Can't wait to see more pics
Yes, like a late sunset...dark purple on top, pink, orange, yellow and brown I think...I'm very excited about it.
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