A fantastic way to improve a living space is to paint a faux marble baseboard to match an existing mantel.
On many interior projects that we do, there is an existing mantel that is the centerpiece of the room. Oftentimes, the marble or stone mantel has a variety of colors and character that must be respected.
In my experience, the painted finishes on the walls and millwork must work with the mantel – especially if it is dramatic and outstanding. One of my favorite ways to bring a marble or stone mantel into the room is to paint the baseboard to match the mantel.
On all of these pictures below, the mantel is real marble and the baseboard is painted to match.
Here is a work in progress. Working on the floor is not fun, but the result is gratifying.
These next photos are from the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. This was a huge job for us and we did miles of faux marble baseboard.
I love how the painted baseboard give a visual weight to the room. Also, it can be a lovely transition of the wall to the floor.
At IDAL convention in Fort Worth, TX, I am teaching a faux marble baseboard class. Students will learn up to 8 finishes that are perfect for this type of application. See our current schedule for details.
All painted finishes are completed by my company, Grand Illusion Decorative Painting, Inc.