Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Grape Faux...

He-Row!!!  How are my Decoratin Divas doin today?
WOW!  The Blooming Lamp seems to have been a HIT!  WooHoo!  I started to leave it up again today...buuuut...my OCD wouldnt allow that!  NO WAY!  SO...if you are visiting today and missed it, it was Yeasterdays post...ch,ch,ch,ch,ch,check it out!
 {I know...Kara, STOP with the RAP!}
So I had mentioned to yall about a week or so ago that I was going to be doing a Small Faux finish job in our Wet/Wine bar...Well...its a timely process because there is Plaster, molds and mudding involved...so I thought I would just share with you where Im at on that...




Diiiiiissss...is the "Wet Bar" in our home...And let me just say...I LOVE my copper, Vessel sink with the Fluer de Lis Element...Go-Jus!
And a Shout out to Liz at Savvy Seasons...Cuz she has the SAME mirror!  Whassup, Whassup GURLFRIEND!?
And an APOLOGY is in order for my GURL, Traci at The Traci Chronicles...SOOOOO  SORRY bout that BIRD in my Blooming Lamp yesterday!  FORGOT to give you a WARNING!!!  So....
LOOK OUT TRACI!  Theres a BIRD!  
Yeah, I know...a lil late!!!




This Light fixture is my Inspiration!    LUUUUUUUUUUURVE this Light Fixture!  Ah Duuuh, right?  Or I wouldnt have picked it.....



The Grape detail on it  is perfect for a Wet/Wine bar area....




This is where the work begins.  I have some Grape molds {because I USED TO do lots of Faux Finishes} but not so much anymore for 2 reasons...

1) I had neck surgery a few years ago...YEAH...THAT was a BLAST.....NOT!  That was the WORST THING I have EVER been through!  I would RATHER go thru ANUTHA C-Section than Neck surgery!  I had to have disc replacement {2 Discs} in my neck...near the top of the spine...One would THINK they preform the surgery through the BACK of the neck...where the discs are, RIGHT?  Uuuuhhhh....NO!  They SLICE OPEN your THROAT! {as if to be FREAKY JASON from Friday the 13th}!     Did that just make ANYONE CRINGE and GRAB your neck as if to be PROTECTING IT????   UGH!  Necks are so FRAGILE....AND...OOOGIE!  The thought of having my throat cut open makes me want to PA-UKE!  ANYHOOO!  The neck recovery is LOOOONG, slow and PAINFUL...plus, my arms and hands go numb from any type of repetetive motion using my Neck and Arm muscles...like PAINTING....However, reason #2 solves problem #1...

2)  Faux Finishes are on the waaay OUT!  YEP!  Faux was OVERKILLED in the last 8 years and ...{drumroll please}....WALLPAPER IS BACK!!!   YAAAY!  I  L.O.V.E. Wallpaper!  Its got SO much Character!  Its ok to have a Faux Finish in like, 1-2 rooms MAX...To make that area SPECIAL!

A Good analogy....Would anyone put up Wallpaper on EVERY WALL in their house???  I think NOT!
You would most likely wallpaper 2-3 rooms MAX...Same goes for Faux!  But it has been SO OVERDONE....the Interior Design Profession is OVER IT!  OVER THE FAUX!  So...keep it to a minimum...So, I am choosing the wet bar {that we NEVER use}  but put it in for Resale Purposes...To do a Faux treatment.  It starts with mixing Plaster and pouring into the molds to create the Grape Clusters....



These are TRULY the COOLEST molds eva'!  They even have the Grape leaves...FUN!




 Poured up and ready to set overnight...Then I poured up another batch the next day to have more than enough molds...you never know when one might get broken, and TRUST ME...You do NOT want to be in the middle of the Wall application process and RUN OUT!  Thats a WHOLE 'nutha Nightmare!




Gently tap the next day to remove from the mold, then let them cure even more...




There are always edges and the Back surfaces that need sanding...to get a more level finish... but look at the detail of the leaves...LOVE!




So begins the sanding...you can see the edges that need to be refined...BUT remember...Im a PERFECTIONIST!  Times 800 {theres that 800 again}...X's 800 GaZillion!!!  Im just STRAIGHT UP, OCD!!!   Times 800 GaZillionBillion!  DANG...das a LOT!  Im SOOOOO good at the "Large # Game" because I get into the "I love you more",  " NO, I love YOU more", "I LOVE you BIGGER than the WHOLE GALAXY times 800 Billion"...game with my kiddos!   I ALWAYS WIN!  Anyone else do this game???  I FIGURE theres GOTTA be at LEAST 800 Billion other moms out there that do this game with their kids!   AM I RIGHT???

And I KNOW!  SHUT UP,  and leave me ALONE....Da HOOCHIE Nails are OFF AGAIN!!!  MUST GO GET THEM BACK ON!  Kinda been waiting on that finger I SLICED into last week to heal!  The one I CUT OPEN workin on my Studio!   OUCHIE!




STILL SANDING!   NOT my favorite part...



Now to get them painted to my color choice...Lots of mixin of the paints to get the right color...



I just thought that looked KINDA COOL!   Had to SHARE...since I am DRAGGING yall through EVERYTHING i do...remember...Makin yall SUFFER through the Not so fun parts too...
MISERY loves COMPANY...HeeHee   :0)




I use a TON of this clear glaze...Not just for Faux Finishes...I use it in a lot of the Crafting I do...I have a Picture Frame line {Im gonna introduce those soon} ...but i use this glaze in doing those as well...LOVE the stuff!  And this Container will last me FOREVER!  Like 800 years!   :0)~



GOT IT!  The Dark, Mossy Green i was going for...


This is kinda where im at right now...I KNOW...Leavin yall Hangin like this...SO MEAN!  I will have more to share later this week... But THIS pic below is where im headed...SO...COME BACK!!!  Ive gotta go to my Store for a bit this morning and just MAAAAAYBE I will have some pics of my store to share soon...


AllRighty Then!   Im "Peace Out" for now....BUT...

DONT FORGET, TOMORROW IS "Whassup Wednesday"!!!   Link up Anything...just show me WHASSUP!  There were A LOT of emails from you guys that were gonna do the "Blooming Lamp"...I would LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE to see that at Whassup!  I know yall will do GREAT!  And I LOVE to see "Other" versions of things cuz we each put our own Flair into what we do!  God Made us all BLESSED with our own talents and NO 2 of us are IDENTICAL!  So...I would love for you to share the Talent God gave YOU at My linky!   Remember...No Linky Police at Whassup!  Well...I mean...UNLESS it involves somethin "R" rated....then I have to DELETE...LOL!

Ok you Decorating Divas!  Have a God filled, Super BLESSED day!  ANY day you Include God in your day will SURELY be BLESSED!

xoxokara

30 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

WOW! That looks so pretty Kara. You are one talented and creative lady.

Have a great day! ~Melissa :)

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Looks gorgeous so far Kara. Your home is incredible! I cannot wait to see your store.

~Allyson~

NanaDiana said...

Looking good, K-K-Kara! I AM missing your floozie nails (you can call them hootchie if you want to but you-er- I mean THEY will always be floozie nails to me- Just kiddin' got em myself-kinda.

My kitchen started out with a grape themed light fixture too...and then I found some heavy grape
corbels to use as supports for the overhang on my island...and a bit of molding (don't even want to tell you how much that little beauty was) that goes over the top of my built in range thingy.

I'm with you- there has been way too many faux finishes done over the past few years...and while a bit is nice-it seems that people that really liked it-did their whole house in it. Time to Take Back The Walls...one room at a time!

Have a blessed day- Diana

Liz said...

Good Morning Kara,
Fantastic tutorial, you always make things look so easy. I love how you show the step by step process, thank you! I LOVE the last picture and can't wait to see the rest. The molds are the way to go and to be able to customize the colors to your liking makes it all that much better....AMAZING!!

Sorry to hear you had neck surgery...OUCHIE! Surgery is no fun, is it?

Well, girl, have a great day! One day you should think about doing a video tutorial. You with your God given talents, PLUS your adorable personality would be a HUGE hit!

Ta ta for now! XOXO ~Liz

Gypsy Heart said...

You must have the patience of Job to do all this! It will be amazing I'm sure. So sorry you had to have neck surgery ~ absolutely no fun, esp when they slice on the neck. I have a friend that had to do that too. Can't wait to see this project completed.

I agree re: the faux and the wall paper. A little is just enough, IMHO.

Have a wonderful day! It's colder than a witch's bosom here. See, I can be nice. :-)

xo
Pat

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I need like 800 naps to recouperate from all your creating! I made a decorated bottle....in the time you cleaned your studio, made the lamp, started the grapes...oh well....I can't wait to see those grapes on the wall....ok, sleeping now....799 to go!!

Tamara Nicole said...

Looks great dear! Love the enthusiasm too, as always:-) You're jsut too cute!

Amy said...

Sorry to hear about your neck surgery... looks like you are wearing a wrist brace too. Shew-- didn't know being an OCD, hoochie nail wearin',talented designer was so rough! ;) Take it easy, sista!

Im on the edge of my seat for the 2nd part!!

Becca said...

And, hey to you "decorating diva!" Love this tutorial, too. And, am interested to see how you attached the grapes/leaves to the wall. Your tutorials are awesome. Can't wait to see more (including your store)! Have a great day. xoxo *Becca*

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I love everything so far... I can't believe your leaving us hanging like this. ha ha. I will be looking for your next post....peace out girl scout ;D

flip flops and pearls said...

Oh Honey, I am your newest follower! Found you via The Traci Chronicles. I am in LOVE. Your house is beautiful. You must come join me for Home Tour Tuesdays!! I need to come see you:) I use to live in Beaumont & Houston!!

Hope your night is blessed,
Daphne

flip flops and pearls said...

Oh and I LOVE Wood Wick and Volcano candles too! (decorating and the Lord plus a whole lot more) We may have been separated at birth! LOL

Denise said...

That's looking good, can't wait to see the finished project. And yes, would love to see your store. I'll be back later to link up to ww :)

*-* said...

I noticed you haven't been on here since 2011. Hope all is well. I was very curious, if you could tell me where you purchased the grape molds. I would love to find this mold. Take Care and I love your grape design.

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