A bathroom makeover
Preparation and planning
Plain magnolia bathroom turning into something much more. Below the images show the current state of the space. I began taking measurements and I looked at the walls to find out what needs to be done to prepare the surface for painting.
This is the first block that I've made. I'm using an eggshell base coat and work with artist oils on top of that to achieve the finish that I'm after. To complete the process,I will varnish or wax the whole surface.
I work block by block, one after the other. The reason to use blocks is that it is much easier to replace a single or two blocks in case of any damage to the wall (e.g.: water damage), than having to repaint the whole wall.
I've created a stone like finish on the bottom of the wall, and began to add the elements to the ornamented tromp l'oeil edge.
I'm fascinated by the work of Malcolm Robson, so I decided to give it a go to marbleise the bathroom with some ornamented stone blocks.(See pictures)
As a kind if side effect of Marbling, I investigated different potential ways to create the illusion of woodgrain. This is the first attempt: