Sunday, January 2, 2011

Makeover with a Wall Mural

Today I wanted to show you a wall mural.  This is not my home but a relative's home I visit at Christmas.  This image above is the before.  What you are looking at is a dining room and the top of the wall was a suede color and the bottom was faux painted a cordovan color to look like leather.   They have recently repainted the walls and had an artist paint a mural all around the dining room.

The bottom has been given texture by being rag rolled and the dry brushed with the caramel color over the turquoise.  Above the chair rail the caramel has been brushed on the turquoise heavier to cover more of that color and to depict a forest.  Then above the tree mural the turquoise is allowed to show through to portray the sky.  The entire mural was pressed with cheesecloth when the painting was finished to give it the texture of a tapestry.

They artist has taken into account the furniture and painted around the placement of it.  Also, they painted right into the air intake vent, not to disturb the tree's form.

Careful consideration is given to the placement of the art that is hanging so that the art on the wall mural will compliment it.

Isn't this tree in the corner cute.   I love the colors chosen for this mural they flow perfectly with the furniture and the other art in the room.
I will link this to:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Before and After Party  at Thrifty Decor Chick 
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage 
Re-Party  at First a Dream
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle
Boring to Better Party at Savvy Southern Style
Go and visit these ladies and view the wonderful things going on.

27 comments:

Olga said...

The mural is very pretty and it's such a charming dining room.

Custom Comforts said...

How exquisite! She must be very pleased with the end result. Absolutely lovely. Thanks for sharing.
Cindy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sherry, The mural is beautiful and I love the colors in it.
xo,
Sherry

La said...

That looks really nice. I would just sit at the dining room table ans stare at it.

Have a great week! La

Shelia said...

HI Sherry! Oh, I think the wall mural is gorgeous and really seems to fit the room and their furnishings! :) Thanks for sharing this with us.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

~ Lyndsay The Kitchen Witch said...

It absolutely blows my mind how talented and creative people can be. This is spectacular!

Diane said...

WOW, gorgeous mural Ÿ

Atticmag said...

I'm a huge fan of wall murals. They are relatively rare today but always wonderful to see. Wish I was talented enough to do one myself. Hope you'll stop by and see our newest kitchen. Jane

Pat said...

This is beautiful Sherry. I love the subtle colors and impressionistic images.

I used to do murals once in awhile. Not sure if some haven't been painted over.

I see a couple of clients, now and then. They both told me they wouldn't paint over them for anything. I wouldn't mind, if they did, though. I am flattered they liked my work so much.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

The subtlety of this mural is amazing...softness makes any painting more beautiful!!! Love it!!!

Nancy said...

Beautiful!

Tyla said...

Very pretty. It reminds me of old southern plantations that used murals in place of wallpaper. Thanks for sharing.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I like wall murals. When they got really popular in our area about 10 years ago, there were some showcases houses I saw. My favorite thing in those houses were the murals around the house.

I've never had a mural in my own home. I love them and think it would be nice. However, I know I'd eventually tire of it and after paying someone to do it, I'd hate to paint over it.

Therefore, I look at other people's and live vivaciously through them. The one that your realitve has is lovely, especially with the artwork they picked to go with it.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, what a beautiful home and that mural is gorgeous. I love her cow print, too. I want one if I find one at the right price.

Cheryl said...

Amazing transformation. Looks fabulous!

Mary said...

I think that's one of the prettiest wall murals I've ever seen! I would love it if you would come and link up to my new link party,
Masterpiece Monday, at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage. The link is already up, I hope you can join the party!
Happy New Year!
Mary

sunshine said...

The murals are delightful! I noticed that the furnitures and accessories displayed matches the murals. It surely gives out a country style atmosphere.

- Brittany said...

That is stunning! I just painted a dandelion graphic on my bedroom wall. But, I have not written the tutorial yet.

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is beautiful! I love the base color used, too!

Visiting from Met Monday

Carol said...

Wow. Lovely dining room.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

Ohhh my goodness, what a beautiful dining room! I love the mural and colors...simply gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Erin said...

Gorgeous and elegant dining room!!! The mural is perfect in every way!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How elegant! It really makes a dramatic statement! I love the colors! ♥

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

Exquisite! I could move in there, or at least be thrilled to be invited for dinner! I love a room that is warm and hugs you as this one does!

Kim said...

What a big difference! I only imagine those murals in large mansions, but I guess it doesn't matter does it? It looks perfect in that beautiful room!
Thanks for sharing.
xoxo,
Kim

CAS said...

This is truly one of the loveliest and most tastefully done murals that I've ever seen.
CAS

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

This truly is some amazing work! You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the "Amaze Me Monday" blog party!!

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