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January 28, 2017

Adult Coloring

I am experimenting with a piece of trim that I am going to use as a detail piece in the bathroom. In putting in the vanity, I needed to offset it from the backing wall in order to line up water lines and to cover the hole in the sheet rock that the lines run thru. So I installed a filler strip that the vanity backsplash would butt up to. However, it needs something on top so it doesn't look awkward, hence the need for the detail piece.

Joint between vanity and back wall

I got an unfinished trim piece that has leaf/vine pattern

Bath finsh piece raw

I wanted to color the leaves in autumn hues. Of course they don't make stains the colors I would like so I had to figure out something else. Well, as luck would have it, I have a collection of something like 60 markers so I decided to experiment with mixing their colors to achieve the results I wanted. After coloring in the leaves and letting them dry I stained the background with the stain that I custom mixed for the bathroom door trim, which closely matches the cabinetry.

Bath finsh piece 1

Bath finsh piece 2
Bath finsh piece 2

Here is a panorama of the piece. Since I didn't keep the camera level while taking the picture, it makes the wood look very warped. Rest assured, it isn't :)

Bath finish piece panorama

Now I just have to figure out what to do with the "dots". I am pretty sure I will try a very small paint brush to insert the stain, but may try some colors too.

Posted by Bogie on January 28, 2017 at 07:35 PM in House Work | Permalink

Comments

oooh, pretty!

Posted by: Ruth at Jan 29, 2017 10:40:31 AM

How cool, Bogie! It will add such a graceful touch to a well-done room.

Posted by: Cop Car at Jan 29, 2017 2:18:20 PM

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