Thursday, January 15, 2009

Finishing The Family Room

I found this print a couple of years back, and it reminded me of being in Paris.
I love the little cafe, and the buildings are so detailed.
I thought to myself, wouldn't it be nice to duplicate those buildings onto the wall.
So I took out my pencil and started drawing on the wall.
I started with the brick arches because I thought how hard can it be to paint
I have taken a few painting courses over the years, like tole painting, where you just paint small objects, but I have never painted an entire wall.
I thought, what if I don't like it?
Well, the great thing is you can just paint over it.
I used chalkboard paint on the door and wallpaper for the brick, on the wall with the doorway. I painted the window over the doorway and added the exit sign for a bit of whimsy.
The white empty space will eventually house a small bar fridge, cupboard and counter.
The telephone booth is a whole other post. Stay tuned.
I am pleased with the end result, but I will probably add some white fluffy clouds and maybe a few more buildings behind the phone booth!
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Deb said...

Your family room looks absolutely fantatic!! I love the mural on the wall. When my children were little, we turned their bathroom into a "day at the zoo" and I painted all the walls with zoo animals, a ticket booth, clown selling balloons etc... And your telephone booth is spectacular :-) looking forward to reading the story behind it.

Chrissy said...

Where in the world did you find that phone booth, makes me homesick for Ireland just looking at it!!!