Faux Painting Finish "Sponge Painting"

by Tera
(Watertown, NY)

Faux Sponge Painting Finish on the Walls

Faux Sponge Painting Finish on the Walls




I picked this sponging finish because I was redoing this room and adding some nature wood wainscoting. While trying to figure what I should do with the walls, I figured that this might be a good look for the room. Turns out that I was right!
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I decided to go with the sponge technique because I figured that it was simple, but not too simple and that after it was complete, it would provide a very nice finish that contrasted with the wainscoting.

I’ve watched many decorating shows where they’ve done it and have always liked the look over it. I figured that I might as well give it a try. If I didn’t like it, I could always repaint it.

I would consider myself a crafts type person, but not a professional and I was able to do with this no problem at all. I would have to say that the only “pain in the butt” would be the whole ceiling aspect and painting that. It was a little more work than the walls, but nothing too hard.

I selected the colors because I’ve always wanted to go with red and figured that that was the best color that would not only go with red, but with the natural wood wainscoting. It turned out really nice and I purchased some curtains that go really well with décor.

I’d have to say that if this is something that you’re interested in or would like to do, just go for it. There’s nothing really horrible that’s going to happen. I made a couple of mistakes, but people don’t even notice because everything really flows together.
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