East #12: Nest's Mountain Mural

East #12: Nest's Mountain Mural

Maxwell Ryan
Jan 29, 2008

Name: Nest
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Time: An afternoon and evening of the same day. It was way easier than I thought it would be.
Cost: Around $50 or less. Depending on what paint you use, how many colors, etc.

Nest is prolific. She's actually submitted more than one project and is geared up to improve every aspect of her home. We suspect that January is not her only DIY month. Head below the jump for all her pics, tools, and instructions and VOTING...


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

-Home & Garden 1970's Decorating Book for ispiration
-Pad of paper and pen to sketch it out
-Measuring tape to determine the canvas size
-Pencil to do preliminary sketch on the wall
-Painter's tape
-Paint Brush
-Gloves (to protect hands from paint. Trust me, totally worth it.)
-Drop cloth/newspaper


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

#1-Draw from inspiration from any image or source, start sketching your design onto paper. My inspiration came from the 1970's specifically from a photograph from my vintage Home & Garden's book of a mountain range landscape mural. I sketched it out several times to get used to the design.

*If the wall you are painting on is not primed, this is where yo would add a primer coat to hold and set your paint.


#2-Start sketching -IN PENCIL- onto the wall, giving yourself an out-line to start from.
#3-After you have your painter's tape set and your drop cloth down, begin painting from the TOP going DOWN. This prevents the paint from splattering onto what you've already painted.
#4-Let the first coat dry.
#5-Paint your second coat.

VOILA! You have transformed a blank wall space into a landscape mural!

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