Mrs. Blandings' Hand Painted Chinoiserie Dining Room

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As someone who is intimately familiar with stenciling a wall, I was blown away when I saw what Patricia Shakelford, aka Mrs. Blandings, hand painted in her dining room. After freehand sketching a pattern on the walls, Patricia created a breathtaking treatment with simple white paint. Check out the finished room after the jump…

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First of all, Patricia, who blogs about life and style as Mrs. Blandings, started off with a gorgeous base color — Farrow & Ball's Folly Green. I was already in love with the room even before she took the next step. After Patricia tried a stencil she had purchased, she decided to just give it a go freehand. The stencil seemed monotonous and she thought freehand would make the project go faster (and be more fun along the way). She was probably right. The entire process only took one week! Meanwhile, I've been stenciling my living room walls for three weeks and I'm not even near being finished!

If you want to try your own hand at hand painting a similar pattern, check out all the details of Patricia's project on her blog — Mrs. Blandings: Dining Room How-To.

Images: Patricia Shackelford

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