Name: VWSmith
Location: Buffalo, New York
Time: 1 day gathering supplies; 2 weekends painting (2 people working in shifts)
Cost: Appx. $86.00

Reader's beware, this takes patience! Above and below you will see a remarkable display of skill in taking a SMALL photocopy of a fabric pattern and blowing it up into a super cool contemporary design. Head below the jump for all her pics, tools, and instructions and VOTING...

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )


Tell us the tools and resources you used for the project:

Art-o-Graph opaque projector (best thrift score ever!), chalk, dropcloth and painter's tape, photocopy of Etsuko Furuya Woodland fabric, one gallon water-based primer, one gallon each of Olympic satin paint in Schooner and Splish Splash, rollers, nylon craft brushes from Jo-Ann's

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )


Share step by step instructions for how you completed the project:

1. Taped off molding and ceiling with painter's tape. Taped down dropcloth.
2. Primed and painted walls in main color (Olympic satin paint Schooner).

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3. Covered windows in brown paper to block out sunlight.
4. Projected photocopy of fabric using Art-o-Graph onto wall and "traced" using white chalk.
5. Hand painted in pattern using Olympic satin paint Splish Splash.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy )

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