The walls recently went from a linen-like shade of green to a warm white (something I've been trying to do for three years!). But most of the soft furnishings are earthy and vintage. After painting the walls and trim (with a deliciously safe and natural paint I will share with you soon), I took a look at the wall sconces.
Faux antlers made from metal, they have been livin' large in my dining area for about nine years. There is a matching chandelier as well. I honestly love it no less now than the day I found it buried in the back corner of a shop and reduced to clear.
Yes, the antler trend came, is hanging on — and I will not care when it's gone. This spoke to me then and I love it still. BUT I see this as an opportunity...
Because the light fixtures are metal I started with Fusion UltraGrip to guarantee adhesion of the paint to the metal surface.
Ultra Grip is a water-based emulsion that goes on milky (so you can see where you've painted it) and dries clear. Apply one coat, allow to dry 12 hours before painting.
The second coat was painted 12+ hours after to catch whatever spots might've been missed and increase the depth and dimension of colour.
I wanted a bold change, but not colourful as my dining room chairs are the focal point and I really don't want a whole lot of attention to a wall, I took inspiration from the chairs and went with a bold but neutral...Fusion Paint in Coal Black.
It's all here...for the love...