Where does your inspiration start? I can be inspired from just about anywhere! I find some of my best creativity comes when we are traveling in our RV. Relaxation, the outdoors, and not a care in the world! On a recent very rainy trip, while trapped inside, I noticed how much wood was in our RV. Now, I love natural wood, but…this was a lot of wood cabinetry for a small space. The center island didn’t help either so it was time to break out the brushes! The center island doesn’t help! So, it was time to break out the brushes!!
Sanding, priming, painting, glazing and distressing! I was starting to see the light! lighter colors made a huge difference in the mood and feel of the RV. I transformed the multi-colored distressed cabinets using the Botanicals from Caromal Colours.
Next was the island! Once painted, the three panels stared at me like a blank canvas! I have worked with the Modern Masters Metal Effects Rust finish before and thought it would be perfect for my ‘fun, boho, lighten up all the wood in the RV’ decorating style! I have always loved the Arabesque Moroccan Stencil from Royal Design Studio and used it for the panels (and electrical outlets!) as well. I haven’t sealed the design. I love how it slowly continues to rust ever so slightly.
This technique was done using Modern Masters Rust reactive paints and Botanicals.
It certainly makes a statement and adds the perfect pop of light, color, and pattern. Three things I love in design! We will be spending a lot of time in our RV this summer. We’re grabbing our family for a destination wedding and taking a much needed long honeymoon to some of our national parks and spending some time in the San Juan Mountains. The debate still rages as to continuing to paint the rest of the kitchen cabinets. I’d rather be by the campfire at this point!