So here is an update on the progress this far. I started at 10am and stopped around 7:30pm without any breaks, except for orange juice.
This is my first attempt at doing any wallpaper work.
Basically, originally the room had traditional white skirting. I know a lot of people go for that modern look these days, but I wanted wood without having to replace all the MDF skirting with real wood. So I added a layer of primer spray paint, followed by an orange ‘terracotta’ layer of spray paint. On top of this layer, I then used a mahogany stain oil, 2 coats, using a stiff brush with some twists in the brush strokes to give it a grainy texture. I finished the trimming off with a layer of high gloss varnish to protect it all.
Original trim look. And this is the entry into the meditation chamber.
The room with original wall. Ceiling repainted here and trim painted to wood look alike.
Close up of wood looking trim.
And here is the room with all the wallpaper around it. There are minor imperfections, which makes it mine. The energy put into it will make all the difference in the end! Please excuse the mess!
Room will wallpaper done.
Close-up of the wallpaper texture. Feels great too!
I might even make some shelving in the future for my apothecary. Have all my herbs, resin incense, smudging ingredients, crystals and other odds and ends on it, with the same wood texturing and colour as the rest of the room.
All that’s left to do (besides spend a tonne on furniture and bits and bobs to really make it mine) is to do the flooring. I have the flooring on order, and waiting on delivery, but it will look similar to the below photo.
One of our lounge rooms with my mess in it.
Again, excuse the mess here, that table is full of books I have been reading lately and some lions mane mushrooms I am growing. And the anniversary was 10 years ago for my parents in law, just haven’t taken down the signs!
Hope you guys enjoy. I’ll update more as I do the flooring and setup the room.