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I made a mistake.
As most of you know, my life philosophy is go big or stay home. Everything I do, I like to maximize. I like bright colors. I love flavorful food. I wear a lot of jewelry. And I am not exactly a shrinking violet. So, in operation living room makeover, I wanted to do something amazing on my walls. I had them painted and lacquered. As I stated earlier, I made a mistake.
My living room and dining room area are basically one big room divided by two columns. I painted the dining room Benjamin Moore's Black Satin, and I honestly love it. I also had moulding installed to build a threshold between the two rooms, which I also love. I had shadow boxes installed in the living room (love) and painted the walls Super White by Benjamin Moore. This is where the love stops. I realized that Super White was fatal error #1. It's white, and I mean REALLY white. Fatal error #2 is that my walls are beyond imperfect. If you are going to lacquer your walls, you must make sure that they are in perfect condition.
In hindsight, rather than trying to do it myself, I would have bought some of Phillip Jeffries Lacquered Walls wallpaper. C'est la vie, I suppose! The good news is that I will be covering those atrocious walls with some Phillip Jeffries Raffia wallpaper in ivory. I want to soften the look, but also add some texture. Now all I need to do is plant another money tree to pay for my mistake.
So for all of you who love the look of lacquered walls, but don't have the nerve, money or the patience to do it, here is some eye candy for you.