The trailer I purchased for the mobile boutique was a plain Jane but I knew with a little sprucing up, she could become the Belle of the Ball. The first project I tackled was the ceiling.
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Materials that I used:
- Tin Ceiling Paintable Wallpaper
- Wallpaper Paste
- Kilz Primer
- Flat Latex Paint – Light Gray & Dark Gray (I used oops paint)
- Faux Glaze
- Wallpaper Kit (which contains paste brush, smoothing brush, seam roller, straight edge)
- Flexible Smoothing Tool
I first painted the ceiling with Kiltz Primer. Because of the glossy finish on the ceiling, priming helped with the adhesion. Even though the wallpaper was prepasted, I applied the wallpaper paste to the back of the paper to make sure it was bonded well to the ceiling.
After papering the ceiling, I painted it with a flat latex light gray. When that was dry, I made a glaze by mixing a 4:1 ratio of glaze to paint. (Actually, I just dumped some paint in and stirred). I used dark gray paint for my glaze to create a tin look. I rolled the glaze on the ceiling in small sections and let it set for about a minute, then took a clean, damp rag to remove the glaze from the raised surface. Leaving the rest in the indentations to provide the contrast. I then let the glaze dry and hung the light back up.
I have been using my trailer for over two year and even with the hot Florida sun, the paper looks as good as the day I installed it.
After the paper was finished, I then went to work on the floor. I installed a laminate floating floor. Floating means that is just rest on the floor, nothing is glued down. This type of floor made the best sense because of traveling. I chose the hand-scraped look because it tends to hide scratches better.
The next project on the list was shelving and those hideous fluorescent lights. Yikes!!!!