Saturday, April 23, 2011

(Idiot Proof) Painted Wallpaper

This wall with it's multiple personalities and wonky shape has always driven me crazy. It's an entry. It's a hall. It's way too narrow for any kind of table or shelf. I've got big plans for it....eventually. But until the time and money magically arrive via Fairy Godmother, I had to do something. When I saw a pattern for painted wallpaper on Emily's blog, I figured WHAT THE HECK? I printed it up and transferred it to a piece of cardboard, then traced and filled in with paint, knowing that there was a very real possibility it could look like crap and I would hate it. About five minutes in I was formulating Plan B: paint out the whole thing and pretend it never happened. Four episodes of Phineas and Ferb later I was done. And? I don't hate it one bit. How's that for free?

15 comments:

  1. whenever I check your blog, I scream like a girl watching the Beatles live in 1965. I wanna hold your hand.

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  2. Looks great! I always get so excited when I see a new post from you.

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  3. Wow that looks great! And what a way to practice patience, I would have thrown in the towel 10 minutes in! I think you solved your problem.

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  4. As you know, I did a quatrefoil stencil project a different way. You are SO MUCH SMARTER than I am- my way sucked rocks. The results were okay but it was so very much harder than the way you did it.

    If anyone is thinking of trying it, use the method from this post. The old-school stencil and paint over method is crap!

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  5. I have pencil drawings on my wall in the bedroom upper corner of this and wasn't brave enough to paint it on. Maybe I will now!

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  6. I Have toyed with the idea of doing this on part of my entry wall but was completely scared to attempt a stencil. This might work! But I still have to determine if it will look good or not. Hmm...

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  7. I Heart FREEE!!! When it looks good to..that is just a bouns!!

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  8. What, you couldn't find dragon shapes to go with the eye? :) I LOVE it!

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  9. I have been trying to gear up the energy that this would take - you are helping! Looks fun!

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  10. After your email, I stopped by hoping to see pictures of your painted wall somewhere in your blog archives...and THERE IT WAS...right at the top. It looks awesome and I wish I had your motivation to make things cuter where we live. Our apartment is a YAWN.

    Way to go on the flawless painted wall paper. AMAZING!

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  11. You. Inspire. Me.

    Seriously, can I get your creativity and eye for design in pill form? I'd be your fairy godmother and give you all the money you need! :P (I love talking like I'm loaded)

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  12. Doing a kitchen (paint) remodel and trying to channel my "inner-you." We are desperately searching for true BLACK paint... what brand/color have you found/use/prefer that will not end up looking like "navy with a coat of black?"

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  13. Rebecca, I need your brain for my kitchen redo later this year. It's about a border...

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  14. This is what I've been searching for for our master bedroom! I should have come to you first. Life lesson learned. You are fabulous, Rebecca!

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