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Roll heavy rosin paper, available at most home-improvement stores, over the floor and tape in place. Before priming the walls, tape off architectural moldings that will remain white.
Apply primer that has been tinted with Cranberry Cocktail paint to the walls. Cut in and prime molding and wall edges with a brush before priming the walls with rollers, creating a smooth surface for the paint.
Paint Color: Benjamin Moore paint #2083-20 (Cranberry Cocktail)
When the primer is dry, roll Cranberry Cocktail paint onto the walls. This sophisticated color will create the illusion of higher ceilings and bring out the molding details.
This takes the room from boring white to Victorian charm, bringing out the natural beauty of the architectural moldings.
The fireplace brick is dusted, cleaned and allowed to dry.
Mix cement paint in shades of charcoal and brown with water, dip a sponge in the mixture and rub it into the brick (Image 1)
The color will deepen the look of the bricks and help to highlight the decorative tiles placed among them (Image 2).
Paint Color: cement paint (charcoal and brown) 2115982
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