Creating a “French Country” wall finish

Feb 27, 2022 | Artistic Finishes, Painting Tips and Tricks | 2 comments

When my client called me and asked if I could create a wall finish reminisce of the french country she had seen when visiting France several years ago, I was on it!  After meeting with my client and the designer (Rinseaux Interiors), I had a really good idea of what they were looking for.

Photo courtesy of Rinseaux Interiors

I then headed back to the studio and began working on samples to create the look she wanted.  Most times, when working with homeowners and designers, I’m given a guide to go off of.  In this case the guide was the overall finish to be close to Benjamin Moore Annapolis Gray.  I had also learned my clients would like a fairly heavy texture and liked glitter.

Heading back to the studio, I began to work on samples.  We decided on this beautiful multi-layered sample with a metallic base, textured stone plaster, taupe glaze and a final addition of lots and lots of glitter!

French country wall textured finish

This portion of the project took about a week and a half to complete.  We also add embedded blush peony wallpaper breakouts to complete the look.  You can find my blog post about the embedded wallpaper finish here.

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French country dining room (Photo courtesy of Rinseaux Interiors)

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