Pure & Originals “River Silt” in Fresco

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Hello! My name is Evey, and I blog over at Evey’s Creations! This is my first time posting over here so I thought I’d give you a little background on me before diving in.

I am an interior decorator, decorative painter and finishes specialist by trade. I have three wonderful kids who are all artistic in their own way. Please make sure to follow along on my DIY journey on FB and Instagram.You can see my entire bio here. Fun fact: I competed on HGTV’s 3rd Season of Flea Market Flip! Make sure you catch my episode!

Now back to my post!

I have this wall in my entryway. It’s a bizarre wall, since we closed up some french doors that were there when we bought the house. We left a recess in the wall with plans to do a built in of some sort but we ended up leaving the space as a great spot for an entryway table instead.

I’ve had a series of tables there throughout the years, but just recently refinished my favorite one with some Pure and Original Classico paint in Blue Reef and Lagoon Water. You can see that tutorial post here.

http://sweetsongbird.eveyscreations.com/2016/04/pure-and-original-elegance-entryway-table-update.html
P&O Entryway table update

This little wall is also where I stage my furniture to photograph it for the blog. Since I didn’t like the color, I had begun using the photography background that is in the picture above.

Here’s what it looked like before with no photography background when I photographed my daughter’s Frozen-inspired desk.

Frozen-Inspired Vanity Redo

I know, that green doesn’t look so great, right?

Lucky for me, I found this pretty awesome paint that I’m IN LOVE with…

Pure and Original’s Fresco Lime paint!

I chose River Silt since it was a nice neutral that I could truly stage furniture in front of, as well as a color that would go well with my decor.

To start of with, I prepped the wall by sanding away any imperfections, and I also wiped it down.

Then, I applied some Wallprim to it. I had an incredibly cute helper, too.

Gosh, she’s precious!

I allowed the wallprim to dry overnight as it was getting late and dark.

I then applied the first layer of Fresco, working wet to wet in long, vertical strokes. One thing I should note, is that you cannot cut your edges as you usually would with regular paint. If it dries that way, you will see the variation of striations. You can either paint vertically, or in an X form which will give you a ‘cloudy’ appearance. I personally am IN LOVE with the vertical method. As the paint begins to dry, you will see the lovely striations. I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

 

 

Isn’t it just LOVELY?! I wanted it to look dramatic, so I only applied one coat of Fresco Lime. If you want a less dramatic finish (more even outcome), wait 8 hours in between coats and add a second coat (even a third, just wait 8hrs in between each coat).
The only thing I did to get the look I wanted was lightly sand down the wall to get a more even look, especially to help blend where my brush strokes began and ended. Honestly, my wall is just to my liking. What do you think? Are you inspired to give P&O’s Fresco Lime paints a try?!

I hope you will!

Thanks for having me, Leslie!

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Danielle @DIYDanielle

Very nice! What a great backdrop too… I take a lot of photos on my kitchen table so I’m currently planning paints around what would look nice as a backdrop too. haha.

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Evey

Thanks so much, Danielle! ♡ You should definitely look into P&O Fresco Lime as an accent wall!

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