Everything would go in a little old-fashioned, French / Swedish country style kind of look, and he wondered if I could help them decorate their toilets so that they would match the theme. I giggled a little at first. It’s not every day that you get the request to paint toilets. But of course I thought this sounded really fun and I told him that I would love to do it!
They wanted a blue floral pattern. Similar to the flowers on the Ostindia porcelain from Rörstrand (It’s also the porcelain serie that they will use at the restaurant). So I immediately started googling pictures and sketching on a pattern that I thought would match the porcelain.
This is how the Ostindia porcelain looks like. .
I had never painted on porcelain before. So I bought some porcelain paint and sat and practiced on plates a few evenings at home while watching TV. Really cozy homework! ;)
My dear grandmother was in fact a master of painting on porcelain and the motives were very often small, blue-purple flowers (“granny glasses” and bluebells if I remember it correctly). So it felt a bit like when I was a kid and at my grandmother’s house and we sat together painting (but this time by myself). I used water colors on paper and she painted tiny blue flowers on egg cups. Wonderful memories! <3
From the beginning the plan was just to paint three toilets with floral pattern. But it ended up with three toilets and three walls covered with this pattern. ( It wasn’t actually me who couldn’t stop myself and went bananas along the way, it was the guys at Teaterkällaren who wanted it like that ;)
….And this is how it turned out in the end!
.Not so bad right? :)
….And here are som pictures from the process.
Me, sneaking around taking pictures.
Full action! Here it’s only one week left before the opening of the restaurant.
Last flower painted!
I also drew two signs with their logo on, to display outside the restaurant. And decorated their blackboards inside Teaterkällaren which they use as menus. It look like this:
And this is how it looks like inside the rest of the restaurant.
.Doesn’t it look nice? I love this kind of old, country-style when it comes to interior.
Thank you Teaterkällaren for a very fun commission work! It has been so nice to work with you these days. Next time we meet, I promise that I won’t wear my dirty painting clothes and hang out at the toilet all night long, I’ll be sitting at the dining table with a glass of red wine in my hand and munch on some good cheeses instead ;)