Friday, January 21, 2011

A makeover story

A unique experience

Hey guys am so excited!!
Got a makeover done at my home by ASIAN PAINTS.Many of you may be aware of the "SURPRISE YOUR SPOUSE" campaign launched by Asian Paints for their Royale play brand. Am sure you would have seen Saif Ali khan ad where he is a part of a makeover process.
Bad luck,couldn't meet him though!
when I saw this ad,I thought it was time to give a real surprise to my husband and a makeover surprise adds such a fun element to the whole concept.


The plain wall

well it all started with fixing "the day" for the makeover.I chose a working day so that my hubby is away for the better part of the day.Finalised the combing texture and Mango as the base coat,Glowing rust as the top coat.
I chose this shade keeping in mind the rest of the decor.The idea was that the wall is highlighted at the same time it should blend in with the other decor element which is almost beige and orange in my home.ROYALE PLAY has a variety of shades and textures to chose from,actually you are spoilt for choice here.

I chose a wall which is the most highlighted in our house so that after the makeover it gets a more enhanced look.

Asian paints were there at my place by 10 am on the chosen day.They began working first by masking certain areas so as to make sure that there is no mess in other areas.Then they had to scrape the wall to smoothen it.Thereafter applied the base coat Mango,we joked that it looks as yummy as aamras.

Applying base coat-Mango

After the first coat

After an hour or so after the first coat dried it was time for the final coat.

Top coat-Glowing Rust

Making patterns on the wall-Texture-Combing

This was the most guy applied the glowing rust where as the other guy used this combing tool to create the design and the required effect.
Lo and Behold! by 4p.m we were done.It was quick and mess free.

Final look

Now the wait was for my husband for whom we were taking all the pain.I had this butterfly feeling in my stomach.But all is well that ends well.He was surprised to no end that I could do something of this sort behind his back.

The Royale wall

The wall looks beautiful.
It really lends a character of its own and stands out.
I had a lovely experience.

You can watch the youtube video on


greaseinblue said...

wow, this is the first time i am visiting your blog, which i stumbled upon by accident and love it already :) the color looks fab! i am sure ur husband was ecstatic. looking forward to reading more. cheers.

GB said...

it looks awesome! Love love love it!

Smitha said...

WOW..SUPERB..The mango colour really looks ROYAL...Am sure your husband would have loved it to the core !!

EC said...

Super...the wall looks amazing now..nice choice of colours

meg said...

It's Amazing! The description, the experience and the final result! You are right... the wall looks grand, and of course the select artifacts enhance it even more!

chelsea said...

And it turns out perfectly! The walls looks so classy!

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Laksh said...

Nice. I had a wall makeover done too as part of this campaign in the first week of December.

surabhi said...

It's very nice, especially the combination of colors you chose..Awesome..

Emreen said...

Lovely choice of color.. . Love the yellow these days !!

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