DIY | Special Limewash Paint Project

DIY | Special Limewash Paint Project

DIY | Special Limewash Paint Project
My sister has been busy with bringing a new ‘feel’ to her home. She already did an amazing job on decorating everything, but still wasn’t happy with the color of her wall. She wanted the main walls to be special and unique like all of the items that she so carefully collected. 
 
She eventually found this amazing paint from Carte Colori. It’s a Limewashpaint that is a beautiful, traditional material that mellows gradually while it wears away. It gives the whole room a rustic vintage feel and has a very unique texture. There are several techniques to apply this special paint and every one of them gives the wall a different look. The technique that my sister used is this one. 
 
After figuring out how to precisely apply this beautiful paint (which was a bit tricky) we were very happy about the result. The room looks totally finished and I must say, her house has turned into a pretty special place!
 
DIY | Special Limewash Paint Project
My sister using a wide brush to apply the paint with her special technique.DIY | Special Limewash Paint Project DIY | Special Limewash Paint Project DIY | Special Limewash Paint ProjectDIY | Special Limewash Paint Project
Paint from Carte Colori | Sofa from Pronto | Vases from De Boet | Sidetable from Ikea | Purple cushion with flower detail from De Boet | Chair from Ikea | Painting from De Boet

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5 Comments

  • Ann 5th July 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Just found your blog; very pretty!

  • Julia.Rae 27th February 2013 at 1:18 am

    This is stunning! I especially the couch color and the pop of contrast that painting brings to the space.

    • Lana Red 27th February 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Thank you! I will tell my sister that you like it:)

  • Carly 16th May 2015 at 1:10 am

    Hello! I know I am comment on quite an old post, but I have been looking everywhere for this washed look!! Everything has been spongy – and not for me. I followed the links that you attached to your post (technique and supplies), and they are all in German. How did you get around this? Thank you so very much for any help!!

    • Lana Red Author 18th May 2015 at 6:23 pm

      Hi Carly,

      Thanks for the comment! How great that you are interested in the lime wash paint project! It is indeed an older post, but my sister (whose wall it is that we painted) still has this paint on her wall and it looks great!
      The links that I used are in Dutch (my native language) I am sorry about this. I googled it a bit for you and I found another great blog that dedicated a pretty detailed post about this kind of paint: http://www.remodelista.com/posts/remodeling-101-limewashed-walls-limewash-paint

      At the bottom of the post she mentions some stores outside of Europe (and even a way to make it yourself!). I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have more questions. xx Lana

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