I'm excited to share one of my favorite transformations with you. As I mentioned in a previously post, I purchased these four tiles at Kirkland's a few years ago. At the time, they were the perfect colors for the room and went well with my window panels. Well, let me just say... this girl needed a change. In my opinion, the red was too bold for such a big room. I wanted a more relaxing space, it's true what they say about color, it can go a long way toward setting the mood and energy in a room.
I knew I wanted to keep the tiles because of their size and style. I've seen old architectural tiles at local antique shops and thought I could give them a similar look. First, I started by priming the walls. I needed to start with a clean slate to know just what color to use... that's how I roll. My daughter helped me prime over the red... princess style! :)Behr called Silver Tinsel. I love this color! It's the perfect shade! After two coats on all three walls, I knew painting the tiles an off white would make them pop! Helpful tip: When painting over red (or any dark/bold color), use a tinted primer that is 70% of your new wall color.
Sherwin Williams Dover White. I decided to distress them to give them that shabby vintage feel. I took a rag and put my beloved Ralph Lauren Smoke glaze all over, then whipped it off. Are you ready for the before and after? Okay, one more time... Here's the before:
And the after: