|One of the original designs uncovered in the dining room|
|The designs were carefully recreated for new stencils|
As a restorer my goal is to recreate this as well as possible within the restraints of modern material available to me.The two 'base' colors we are using is a color called Red Brick (BEHR S-H-170) , below the chair rail and a color called "clay pot" (BEHR UL120-6) above the chair rail. Both these colors were mixed as flats. There will be two coats applied in this flat. Then there will need to be two more coats applied using a brush with the color 'tinted slightly with some cream and thinned to 'wash coats'. This will impart a certain depth. I will be adding some glaze medium with these coats. The stencil designs will be executed in a semi gloss. Once everything is done it all will be coated with a glass glaze. Sound complicated? It is, but the end result should be well worth the effort.