|pearl finish on sage green|
Here is a project I did in Assisi.
It is a chocolate store and bar/cafe Cafe Santa Monica right in the heart of down town Assisi down from the Main Piazza if you ever get to tromping around Umbria everyone wants to go to Assisi because they associate the city with Saint Francis.
|nice with the gray marble cafe tables|
I'll tell you a really quick cool story about St. Francis. It was actually here in our main Piazza della Republica in Foligno that St. Francis got in a big fight with his father about his life and what he wanted to do with his life. His father was a rich textile merchant and St. Francis took off all his beautiful clothes and walked through the piazza, away from his father and denounced the rich life of materialism.
|the cafe is set on two levels since all of Assisi is a hill|
I had so much fun doing this project because you can’t park in the center of Assisi so I would wake up early drives the back roads from Foligno and park outside Assisi and hike in, looking at views of Medieval towers and walking a long road columned by tall cypress trees. At the bar there were always cappuccino and ice cream available so it made going to work a holiday.
|the owner Paola is a joy to be around|
Here we wanted to update the space and make it cleaner looking. We decided to use cool tones greens and blues and then a pearl finish on one main wall. This was a nice contrast to all the other stores nearby done in the classic yellows and oranges.
|i love blue and green together|
For the pearl finish all I did was paint the wall the sage green a couple times and then later I dragged a wide paintbrush in diagonal brush strokes down the wall. I used a long extension pole that the brush connected on to and a tall ladder at times. The only hard part was making sure the brush strokes were straight and blended evenly. Up close it is a really pretty finish, looking a little like silk from Thailand. On another job I did one wall in a kitchen the same pearl finish but over white and it came out subtle and a soft vanilla colored really looking like raw silk. Here the same acrylic paint over green looks more platinum more of a contrast.
|high ceilings and the smell of chocolate - heaven|
Does it make you want a cappuccino or a chunk of chocolate?