Deck the Walls: Hand-painted Motifs & Murals

Deck the Walls: Hand-painted Motifs & Murals

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Kim R. McCormick
Aug 18, 2011

Lately I've found myself inspired by other people's dedication in the painting department — murals in particular. Something less of a commitment than wallpaper with a similar impact and more flexibility, these 10 projects are examples of ordinary walls turned into demonstrations of artistic prowess.

In some cases — Images 2 and 10 in particular — it's hard to believe these walls aren't papered. In instances where the person didn't use a stencil, as in the first image, the variations and paint strokes only add to the charm.

If you're interested in trying to paint a mural in your own home, consider these tips from Gorgeous Shiny Things (for freehand) and Jen Loves Kev (for using a projector).

Images: 1. Honey of a Thousand Flowers 2. Design*Sponge 3. Jen Loves Kev 4. Eline Pellinkof for Bloesem 5. Bethany Nauert for Apartment Therapy 6. Desire to Inspire 7. The Lettered Cottage 8. Gorgeous Shiny Things 9. Design*Sponge 10. Flickr user Yampuss licensed via Creative Commons

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