Well it took some convincing, complaining and a few sighs every now and then to get my husband to re-paint our feature wall, but it’s finally paid off!
It’s not the kind of feature wall you’d expect. In fact, it’s a tiny piece of wall just off the entry way, once painted a suede mushroom pink by the previous owners. We liked the instant pop of colour and personality as you walk through the front door, so we decided to keep it there but give it a little make-over.
I love neutral tones, creams and whites but lately I’ve been drawn to soft blues, greens, jewel tones, turquoises and aqua’s so we want to bring this injection of colour into our rather sterile home.
So down come the hideous shelves that once lived on the wall and we slathered on a layer of turquoise paint. We also decided it was best to pay no attention to the colour of the, eek… pink floor tiles (Hopefully they’ll be replaced with wooden flooring one day soon).
We chose the colour Safe Harbour by Taubmans. It’s a beautiful jewel toned Turquoise (aqua) colour. It’s rich and boisterous and exactly what I had envisioned. During the day it seems to create a cheerful energy and at night the tone is moody and luxurious. I just love it!
I have big plans for this feature wall… OK, well maybe not ‘big’ plans but I have a few artistic ideas I’m throwing around in my head that I’ll share soon.
Anyway, like any home project we do together, the process wasn’t without bickering, commentary from me and my husband telling me to get out of the room, but we are both very pleased with the end result! So here’s how the transformation took place.
First we masked the edges of the wall with painters masking tape and painted a grey base coat in Taubmans Easy Coat Prep – Sealer Primer Undercoat. Secondly, we painted around the edges with an edge cutting brush and then painted the body of the wall with a roller brush in Taubmans Easy Coat paint in Safe Harbour.
Clean, crisp, modern and fun. It makes the space look so much bigger!
Purchased at: Bunnings Warehouse
Paint: Taubmans Easy Coat Walls, in Safe Harbour
Base Coat: Taubmans Easy Coat Prep – Sealer Primer Undercoat, in Grey
Paint Accessories: Bunnings