Monday, August 16, 2010

faux-wallpaper walls!

after my feature on young house love regarding my gourd-pattern faux "wallpaper" wall, i have seen several versions floating about the internet, and it makes me really happy! one of my favorite things in decorative painting right now is creating "wallpaper"-look walls. wallpaper has become so popular again, but that does NOT mean that it has become easier to remove (when you get sick of it), and that, my friends, is a reason to have your walls painted, rather than papered.

here are two of my versions for clients:
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i got a message on twitter from kate at centsational girl that she was attempting her own trellis pattern wall, so i immediately checked out her blog. she is a very creative and cute blogger, and i was honored that she was so inspired from my project that she decided to do her own!
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isn't it pretty? she did such a great job. the room is styled wonderfully, too!

so, after kate revealed her version of the trellis wall, two more people sent her photos of their inspired trellis walls! check out paula's golden version:

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and courtney's version:
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so cute! they used pre-cut stencils for their's and it turned out really beautifully.

post-edit: i found the photo i was looking for earlier! it was from house by numbers. thanks project mom, for the link! i searched online for about an hour last night looking for the photo! phew!
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isn't this a cool (and easy!) take on the wall? just a little shine, and pizazz for the side of the room...

17 comments:

  1. I love this look and just did something similar on a wall in my entry area. I have to say, it is taking some time for it to "grow" on me, but then that is often the case with a change! Congrats on inspiring so many great designs! Janell

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  2. well, of course your living room trellis painting was one of my favorite "wallpaper" looks from the beginning! sooo cute! and i can't wait to see the hall way - i'm sure it's beautiful as well. i WISH i was one of those people that took a while to adjust to change- instead, i find myself changing everything every few months! argggh

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  3. http://housebynumbers.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-250-project.html

    Paint by Numbers was the chick who did the accent wall. That is where I found your info. You are creating quite the trend!!

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  4. I meant House by Numbers... good thing I added the link

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  5. i just saw this on centsational girls blog last night as i was looking for some photos! i love all of these versions of your wall....so very pretty!

    xo

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  6. thanks project mom!!! that was it! yahooooo...i'm going to post it now :)

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  7. i love it! Its like your wall had babies!

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  8. Thanks for the shout out! The wall in the living room still makes me giggle with delight when I look at it.....

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  9. Love these wall designs...What a great idea! Thanks for the post!

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  10. danielle - hahaha, yes! wall-babies!!!

    courtney - no problem, the wall looks awesome! :)

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  11. I SO want to do this somewhere in our house!! But can someone help me with the textured walls that are EVERYWHERE in this house o'mine? I'm not sure how seamless it would look with all those bumps and bubbles. Help??

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  12. annie - ohhh, that might not be so fun. depends on just how textured your walls are. if you want to do it just on one wall, though, you could certainly sand that one down before you do it! :)

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  13. Bummer -- well, I'll try it on a small wall and see what happens. OH! Just remembered seeing someone do this on HGTV (or something like that) and they covered the stencil/tape/etc with a clear glaze (?) that helped keep the actual color from bleeding under. Think that would help??

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  14. dying over this and in the middle of picking a piant color for my bedroom. Can you tell me the blue/gray you used?

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  15. I love this, I've already convinced the BF that this is happening in our newly finished guest room, however I have to admit that although I am creative, I am not artistic. I feel like if I tried this free-hand, my mind would say "flowing swirled design", and my arm would perform "straight smudgy line". Does anyone know the best place for wall stencils that won't break the bank?

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  16. Thanks for including me! :) I totally love your site and can not tell you how much positive feedback I have had on our guest room walls. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. You're very gifted! :)

    Ralna
    housebynumbers.blogspot.com

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