Tuscan Style Living Room Question
Question: I am decorating my living room in Tuscan style. My husband had the room decorated and designed in a colonial style before we got married, complete with colonial railing around the sunken living room. This is something I have never liked, but I will have to integrate it into my new design ideas unless you can give suggestions on how to replace it or disguise it. Help!
From: Melinda, US
Answer: It sounds like time for a change! I have a few suggestions; these are based on the fact that it is a big job to replace the railing around the room. You could sand back the existing paintwork and paint them with a washed or lime washed look, or antiqued paint effect. The second option is to sand them back and add a textured paint to make the railing look like plaster or cement, here we have a product called sandtex, but most companies will have a paint that is similar, it is easy to apply but has a finish that looks gritty or like a fine plaster finish, the color in included in the paint, and I would suggest a sandstone, plaster or natural color to make it look like they are plaster or stone. The third – but expensive option is to take it all out except the top rail and perhaps some balusters to support the rail and add wrought iron filigree inserts between. I hope that this has given you some inspiration. Good luck, I’m sure you will do a great job. Thanks for visiting our site. We hope you will visit again soon, we are constantly adding new articles that may be of interest.
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