This has been one of my most unusual projects that I have worked on over the past 20 years. Royal Flush is a company that provides “upscale” portable bathrooms (not your usual out-houses) and the owner decided to go the extra step and allow me to create some beautiful walls (under the direction of the Designer – Thanks Kim). This is a very nice looking trailer that houses a men’s, women’s and handicapped restrooms. In my opinion, these have been needed for a long time – I just hate going to an event and all they provide are those horrible construction site outhouses.
The designer and I went to work on several ideas for the bathrooms – she decided that the Metallic finishes I created would work out very well. They had a “faux” tin ceiling installed with crown molding – so, I was hired to create a finish on all the walls and moldings (crown and base).
Due to the materials that were used to create these rooms – there was a lot of preparation in making sure that my products would stick! I spent a full day just prepping the surface – sanding and sanding and sanding. I wasn’t going to go through all this work if it was going to adhere properly. I created a multi-layered, multi-material finish in the women’s bathroom working with Venetian Gem Bellissimo, LusterStone and Palette Deco – what a great metallic finish! Then, both the crown and base moldings were painted Black and dry brushed with Dutch Metals – Bronze. On to the men’s room – this room was created with Metallic waxes – layer and layer – beautiful finish – with Black moldings highlighted in Copper/Bronze Dutch metals.
Great project – owner delivered the trailer to my studio (we used a few more parking stalls than usual) and it was very convenient to walk out my studio and have my project parked right there. So, the next event that you attend – hope that you will find a Royal Flush portable bathroom to use.
I’ve been working on this project for the past two weeks and just about have it completed – the women’s restroom is a multi-layered metallic finish using Venetian plaster, LusterStone and Palette Deco – moldings were painted Black Set-Coat and then dry brushed with Dutch Metal Copper.