Decor: My shimmering wall

12/06/2009 03:38:00 PM Ashley 2 Comments

My first real blog post was about my unnatural love of Ralph Lauren's Regent Metallic. I first found this paint about 4 years ago and got my chance to use it when I bought my house in Colorado. I had an odd wall/half wall that separated my living/dinning room from my kitchen. I wanted to do a focal wall and that odd wall was the perfect choice. On top of that I decided to do a *striped wall.

My colors of choice were "Golden Light" and "Bronze Statue". All you have to do is buy a special roller brush and you're good to go. It's a much easier metallic application then a lot of the others out on the market. Also my stripes are two different sizes (2 inches and 3 inches).

I'm really pleased with the outcome and I think it was such a great way to add beautiful color to the wall. The huge plus for me is that it shimmers. It's not over the top by any means. At night it has a warm glow to it.

Side note; I no longer live in the house, I rent it to a friend.

The full wall, though you can see a part of the half wall to the right.


Up close, with direct sunlight hitting it.

Close up, no direct sunlight (with flash).

*Word of warning, a striped wall done by yourself is not easy. You need to have patience...a lot of it.


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