Justin and Jennifer Warren with Five Star Faux Finishes, are wall designers and interior painters. The owner hired them to help create a unique feel to his home. During their first consultation he described to them his vision. He wanted a home that felt like it was plucked straight out of a Tuscan Village. He envisioned an exterior with stucco, cracked and showing exposed old blocks, wrought iron, cobble stones, arch ways, water falls and the description elaborated to paint a beautiful picture of a gorgeous Mediterranean style villa.
Justin and Jennifer have been in the business of transforming spaces into art for 10 years, so they went to work. They had been given a collection of materials to inspire the design, such as, copper, travertine, granite, and even clay pottery from Italy that was over 100 years old! The challenge for this artistic couple was to create a wall finish that exuded age, without compromising on durability. So after many formulas and sample boards later, this one of a kind, custom, old world finish was born. It was named “Tuscan Sun” because that’s how these walls were going to make you feel.
Two layers of a custom tinted sand gold, acrylic, plaster were applied to all the walls. A special formula to create a crackle effect intermittently was then applied in random areas. Cracks where then hand carved in various places. The whole finish was finally completed with a durable, high end, caramel toned glaze, rubbed in, to give depth and warmth to the textured walls. The formula was varied through out the home to create a unique, aged finish that flows from one room to the next. It perfectly compliments the dark, rich, beams, as well as, all the hard surfaces in the home.