Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The Peace Garden State
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Thanks for all the comments. We have worked so hard restoring our house. It was built in 1919 and was in need when we bought it. We have replaced the roof, are in the process of painting the exterior, finished the basement, painted, put in new floor (except the hardwood), etc.
Yes, I did the faux finishing myself. I used the plastic bag technique. First you paint the wall the solid color that you want and then you take a bit darker (or lighter if you wanted) paint and you dab a crumpled plastic grocery bag in the paint. Then you just dab it on the wall. You can put as much or as little on the wall as you want. It is really fast and simple. In my bedroom, I used a gold glaze over a light tan and that really turned out nice. In the living room, it is a light gold with a darker mustard over the top.
I also love wallpaper. My son's room is wallpaper and the dining room is wallpaper. The kitchen is half wallpaper (like a chair rail). It is checkered red and tan and then I have old retro diner signs all over the kitchen. I will include pics sometime.
Hope, check out my life at http://thethriftyqueenspeaks.com