All Lacquered Up

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I really like a home improvement project, which is great, because I'm really poor. I am a totally HGTV aficionado, and although I don't typically agree with their "design choices", I think it's good to see what you can do with some elbow grease. If you've been on Pinterest, Facebook, or actually been to a real store you have probably noticed the #lacqueredeverything trend in home decor. I'm all in. INCLUDING...walls (and ceilings). But I have financial limitations so I had to look for another way to achieve the look. Enter Evie of Finds. She immediately suggested the Benjamin Moore "hybrid" paint, which is called ADVANCE, in the high-gloss finish. She gave me some tips and tried to temper my expectations so as not to over-promise!

I hit the local ACE Hardware and was off. I was painting the narrow hallway of a pretty standard ranch-style house and I wanted something dramatic so I went with classic Hale Navy. The result is pretty badass if I do say so myself. It's like an oil paint for your walls. You can wipe just about anything off of it. The combination of the dark color and the glossy feel add a little bit of edge. I will post pics soon, once I get mirrors/art hung and lighting figured out! I'm considering this super cool star pendant from Furbish, but I'm not sure it will give off enough light? We'll see. Below is another room done in Hale Navy so you can see what I'm working with, as well as some lacquer inspiration for ya. 

Hale Navy
Lonny Mag
Sexy Black
Navy In Architectural Digest
Farrow & Ball's Off Black
Navy On Navy
Lacquer On The Ceiling
Lonny Mag (Again, cause it's that awesome...)

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