Decorate walls with this 18th-century Swedish technique.
British paint authority Annie Sloan used an old Swedish trick of painting lines to replicate panel moudling, lending the staircase wall in her home an old-world feel. She worked out beforehand where the panels should be on the stairway by doing a rough drawing and making some notes about the colours. She used Old White for the centre panels, Country Grey (a soft brown-grey) on the outer areas, and Aubusson Blue lightened with Old White for the lines. She painted the lines around the centre panels thicker than those of the outer frame.