Hand Painted Walls

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Are you like me and love the look of wallpaper but dread the expense/task of putting it up - and worse- one day having to remove it? Well, I've found some smart and courageous folks who have found a way around the heartache of wallpaper installation and removal. They created their own wallpaper with a little paint and a lot of talent.


Exhibit "A".  North Carolina designer Shannon Berry recreated Schumacher's "Birds and Butterflies" with a Sharpie.  And some paint.  Inspired?  The link below the photo will take you to the tutorial. 

Who could resist Patricia Shackleford's interpretation of her favorite Gracie paper in 2011?


I absolutely adore this rendition of Oh Joy!'s Petal Pusher.  

My friend Cris was inspired by the papers of de Gournay when she designed her new dining room.



And of course, the mother of all hand-painted walls that launched a bizillion blogger "swoons", Danika Herrick's recreation of Schumacher's Chiang Mai Dragon.

I started a little hand-painted wallpaper project of my own but it fell by the wayside about an eighth of way through because of a little "Challenge" I was participating in.  I chose a pattern that I think might be foolproof.


I'll let you know when that project is back on track.  

The Green Room Interiors provides Interior Decorating and Design services to happy homeowners in Chattanooga, TN.  If you'd like to experience the joy of living in a well-designed home, contact Kim Lemmon at 423.653.3186 or email thegreenroominteriors@gmail.com








22 comments:

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

This would take some serious patience! The result is super gorgeous though, and cost effective! Love all these examples.

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Oh, can't wait to see!! Unfortunately, I cannot draw at all....but wish I could re-create wallpaper on one of my walls! Take care, Caroline

Nancy said...

Love original treatments on walls. Love these images. Have a great weekend Kim.
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Cathy Wall said...

Every one of these examples is stunning! I have no patience for such projects so I can't wait to see what your "foolproof" adaptation is all about!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I really want to hand paint a wall or walls in my house. I just need to give up sleep altogether to get it done. Maybe some day.

Ashley said...

I'm no where near talented enough to pull this off, but I would invite any of these bloggers to come to my house to hand paint my walls!

charmaine said...

A lot of talent and patience involved here. Love it all!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Shannon's has always been a HUGE inspiration to me. But it was a great lesson to me in knowing my limitations. :) I don't have that kind of talent.

The enchanted home said...

I always marvel at anyone who has the talent to do such work...beautiful!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

OH to be able to "Draw"!!!!
The PERFECT solution to the wallpaper saga!

mom23 said...

Love the one you're working on!!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I'm with Elizabeth on this one. I already know I can't do this. It is fantastic to look at!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

oh i just love this post! great inspirational pics. i would love to see what YOU are working on :)

Rachel O. said...

Whoo - gorgeous to look at!! I definitely wouldn't have the patience to do it, but it is so lovely.

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Okay, I am seriously so in love with that first bathroom that I can't even breathe. Every.single.element is spectacular. SUCH creativity. I am completely inspired. Thank you!

Fran said...

Can't wait to see your next project!! Oh, if only I had the talent, patience and time to try something like this!

Kim said...

Okay ... love the idea and using it in a client's home as we speak!! But I hired someone ... I have no talent in painting!! Love your plan!! xo

My Interior Life said...

Great inspirations. Can't wait to see your project. I'd love to try Les Touches on some vinyl I have. Need to work on that.

Andrea said...

Wow, wow, WOW!!! All of these walls are absolutely AMAZING!!! I am so impressed. Goodness, I wish I had some artistic talent, and a little more patience. I am seriously considering using that beautiful blue and white Sherwin Williams Easychange wallpaper that was featured recently in Matchbook. It is exquisite, the price is unbeatable, AND it’s a cinch to remove! http://www.matchbookmag.com/boutique/884-kathy-ireland-grand-estates-collection-easychange-in-pattern-sw8eg5382

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

pam {simple details} said...

Oh, I'm such a fan ~ can't wait to see what you're keeping from us over there, how about a little peek? :)

shannon said...

Thanks so much for including my little bathroom, Kim! It's so fun to see other creative wall treatments. Funny...I'm terrified to wallpaper my own walls but have no problem drawing with a Sharpie all over them :)

Cris Angsten said...

Thanks for including my dining room! I am so impressed by everyone's art - the Dragons and the bathroom in particular - wow! Very much in love! xoxo-Cris