Going Against the Grain of Popularity
The weathered distressed look goes against the grain of modern bathroom remodeling trends. These days everyone is promoting the modern contemporary style of design with its clean lines and pristine finishes.
But if you are not one to follow the herd like a blind lemming and have some design sensibilities of your own then maybe a distressed bathroom theme is not such a bad thing.
Sometimes you just want to be different when remodelling your home spa retreat and having a new spotless look to your bathroom doesn’t fit into your design personality or homely vision.
So the question remains, how do you create a bathroom that looks as if it has been enjoyed by your family for generations perhaps even centuries without putting holes in the floor and refraining from cleaning the cobwebs and performing proper regular maintenance? The answer is as easy as the stroke of a brush.
So you want a weathered look in your loo and you want the walls and bathroom furniture to have the same gracefully aged aura. This is where the right painting technique can make all the difference in the world.
You want to create a finish that looks as if the wooden surfaces in your bathroom have taken their fair share of use over the years. Many of these paint effects can be achieved with the basic tools of ordinary brushes and rollers. So let’s get started.
Techniques for Creating a Weathered Look
First paint a base coat of eggshell, and then apply a colored glaze over it. Here is a professional trick, before it dries, use steel wool to remove some of the glaze in the prominent areas that would normally get the most wear and tear, then finish the application with a coat of flat acrylic varnish.
Another simple technique you can use to achieve the same distressed look in your washroom is to apply a base coat and top coat of different colored latex paints to your wood surfaces.
Once this is done and has dried you can create a weathered look by distressing your bathroom furniture surfaces with steel wool or even an old dull kitchen knife for a more worn out look.
The general idea behind the distressed technique is to reveal other colors below the paint surface to create a rustic homespun effect. The other by product of this technique is to give the impression that your bathroom has been decorated and redecorated over the years and has been in the family for many generations.
Try it out and create a uniquely decorated bathroom that will literally stand the test of time.
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