This weeks feature is from Interiors to Inspire!
Ombre is a hot trend in the design world right now. Why should we Ombre? Creating an Ombre wall or furniture item is a great way to change the mood or feeling of a space. In the video below the workers are working on a sample board, but this kind of technique can be applied to anything in your home. Creating samples are really important. It helps give you a hint whether you like it or not. You may feel unsure of the exact look so it is always a great idea to help yourself be less nervous and create sample pieces.
2 colors of paint / 2 paint brushes / painters tape / rag or paper towel
Chalk Paint® , by Annie Sloan is being used in the video above. Chalk Paint is a non toxic material that is water based. It will bond to most surfaces and leave all surfaces smooth. It is the best option for furniture, decor items, and walls as it requires no sanding or priming needed!!
Instructions For Ombre Wall Painting:
- Prep your surface by taping off the ceiling line, neighboring walls, baseboards, outlets, etc.
2. Starting on one side of the wall, apply the paint in the same manner as illustrated in the video. 3. Depending on how large you wanted your color transition area to be you could start by painting out a strip in the top color and a strip in the bottom color.
4. As you move from section to section you will want overlap your last painted area slightly, feathering out the paint to ensure there is a smooth blending of colors.
Instructions for Furniture and Decor Items:
Prep your surface by wiping down your piece and taping off any interior sections where you wish to keep the original finish. A crisp paint line will keep your finish looking clean and professional. Depending how large your item is you could paint the entire thing at once or you may have to break it down into smaller areas, similar to the wall images. For instance on a large dresser I they suggest painting one side completely with the first layer of ombre prior to moving on to the neighboring side.
Thinking about tackling an ombre project at home? Check out our Ombre Pinterest Board with some inspiration! Stay tuned for our upcoming Ombre workshop!
What DIY projects have you been working on lately? We are dying to see what you have come up with! Don’t forget to tag us in your designs on Instagram using #SPPaintPro for a chance to win new DIY products each month and be featured on our social media + blog.
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