Thursday, April 14, 2011

sweet hand-painted "wallpaper" style walls.

i completed this look for one of my favorite clients yesterday, and we were both pleased with the results. however, i can't wait to see this nursery (for twins!) when it's totally finished being decorated. it's going to be so beautiful! i painted it for the client that i did this, this, and this for - so you can see that there is a common color scheme and style to all of the pieces. elegant neutrals, with lots of texture and metallics. i love it - her house is gorgeous.

anyway, onto the trellis wall. i create a stencil, and hand-traced every single one of these diamonds with a watercolor pencil, then painted in each one. time consuming, but worth it, i'd say!

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the room was painted a cool gray (olympic's "gray goose" - yes, a funny name), and i came in with a soft metallic paint for the stencil.

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i love how the light makes the stenciled areas different throughout the day. such a soft, elegant look for a baby's room.

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(some of the paint looks funky in this shot, because it wasn't done drying)

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51 comments:

  1. looove this!! Looks great. I've been wanting to do this on my bathroom wall, but i've heard it's very time consuming.

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  2. thank you! yeah, it's pretty time consuming. however, if you're doing just one bathroom wall, it might not be so bad. this took 3 days, but i have done just one wall in 1 day before! try it!

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  3. Gorgeous, love the sheen in the paint used for the pattern! Janell

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  4. I recently wrote a post about stencil decor. This is absolutely fabulous! I love the subtle design.

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  5. I love the subtlty of the color too- so pretty! question about teh WC pencils- so, you trace the stencil in the pencil then paint over it free hand- or while the stencil is still up?

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  6. That looks so amazing. I sure wish you were in California. This is superb.

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  7. This is so subtle, but so striking! I really love how it came out and it's such a neat look for a nursery. I have been wanting to stencil my half bath, but haven't made the leap just yet. So many stencils to choose from!!

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  8. I am 100% in love. Will you please come to Nashville and do this for my nursery?

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  9. ahhh! Kristen this is beautiful! You did such a great job:)

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  10. I just love everything you do. I am continually impressed by your work...if only I lived in Atlanta. The little gray console I bought from you is happily living in my office. Mostly it is covered with files, but every once in a while, I get it cleaned off and admire its cuteness!

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  11. You specifically noted you used watercolor pencils first to trace the pattern - could you explain why that type of pencil is best for this? Is it because it disappears under the paint?

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  12. hannahj- yes, i traced it out first then painted inside the lines.

    thank you guys!!! such sweet comments :)

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  13. fantastic! this looks like something I would totally challenge myself to do, but I'm not sure it would turn out even near as nice. awesome job!!

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  14. this is beautiful!! I want to try this somewhere, sometime in our home.

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  15. Amazing!!! Anyway you would be willing to sell the stencil you used to create this!! I would love to do this in my home in Chicago.

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  16. This is beautiful. Do you mind sharing the paint colors you used on the walls?? Thank you!

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