Starting point – lovely foyer entry, and a long hallway leading into a fabulous city living space
Great art, waiting to be showcased…
The transformation begins…
All the walls will receive a custom silver metallic base –
The foyer crown, door and dome are base painted black
Size was applied to the trim work so the leaf would adhere…
Working over head leaves you with a serious neck ache!
That leaf goes E V E R Y W H E R E… I think the client was glad when we got to this point, and we could do a final sweep to get those little fly-aways all cleaned up…
Closer up – still needs to be antiqued… in this picture you can see the white trim around the entrance door- we decided that needed to go black as well …
Here the silver leafing is complete, and the walls are starting to get their metallic base –
The foyer and hallway walls all received two coats of the metallic base – and then we left it alone, since the color and look was a perfect backdrop for the art
Not so easy to see here, but I also tweeked the chandelier finish which originally was like a soap stone…
Isn’t this just glamorous?
The kitchen and main living area had the custom silver as its basecoat, and then a soft glaze and textural finish over top to warm it up
This was one job I was sad to have come to an end – I miss the owner, and the big fat cat and the dark slinky cat and the sassy-frass-fraidy-cat cat!
If you live in the Metro Detroit area and are in the market to dress your walls, trimwork or furniture, stop by my showroom for loads of eye candy (and real candy too 🙂 ) You can find me at
49972 Van Dyke Rd
Shelby Twp, Mi 48317