Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dining Room Mural - Final Day

I wanted to paint a mural on my dining room walls.  I was a little nervous about this idea but, 
hey, what was the worst thing that could happen?  It's only paint. 
That's what I kept telling myself (and my husband).  

Well, hello, I could have to paint this whole room again!  Or (and I think I might like this possibility a little better) I might just have to learn to live with it!  That's what could happen! 

But now that it's done, I like it fine. Thank goodness...










I painted both this painting and the bowl of cherries on the other wall.
















I can't tell you how casually this was painted.  I only used three colors of acrylic craft paint thinned with water.












I'm done.  I'm leaving that wingback chair (that obviously needs a slip) for now and moving on...

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67 comments:

  1. Honey, I think you have a true winner there! Most people would pay fantastic money to get that look from a faux painter or wallpaper. It looks terrific.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  2. Lindy, I really like it. It's very distinctive. You are so talented!! As someone with not much artistic talent, it is amazing!!

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  3. Lindy - you are so uber-talented. Your mural is stunning and adds so much character to your dining area. And the two paintings you pointed out that YOU painted - unbelievable. Do you sell any of your art?
    Lisa@SuburbanRetreat

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  4. Lindy: Wow!! Your art is awesome. The dining room is so beautiful.

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  5. Very pretty and I love how all the colors in the room compliment or is it complement each other!
    I don't know why you were afraid when you are so talented!

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  6. Your painting is superb...I love the complete room...A soft palette like this is timeless!!!!

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  7. It's beautiful. I've been wanting to do the same thing in our dining room and just didn't have the courage. You have inspired me. You're very talented and I love the two framed paintings you did. Great job!

    Donna

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  8. You are very talented, I love the paintings and the wall mural. They are beautiful!

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  9. It looks fabulous. You did such a wonderful job and I love the bamboo pattern. Beautiful room. Your artwork is stunning too. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Well I love it!! It fits with the room & looks great. Wonderful job :)

    Popping by from Mad Skills Monday

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  11. You really had nothing to worry about - you are a gifted artist and have made your room look fantastic.

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  12. Looks fab! I love your center piece as well...Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  13. It is gorgeous!! You are so talented, and it shows... I love the new look!

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  14. Oh, my, your walls are beautiful. I love this. Your paintings are gorgeous. You are truly a very gifted painter. Your dining room is just spectacular.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. Lindy you are soo truly talented!! I wish you were my neighbor! Ha! Your dining room is just wonderful and I will be borrowing your french door treatment. I hope you do not mind!?;) I have been pondering for awhile now on what to do with ours and since I added the sheers in the living room I was thinking sheers for the french doors but was not thrilled with the typical hanging process. You hit it right on the spot! Thank you for such wonderful inspirations!

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  16. Well every body has told you already what a talented painter you are. so I am just going to say ditto.

    I have no talent at all when it comes to painting, can't even paint a flat wall and make it look good.


    Janice

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  17. I love your style. What room is next?? I can hardly wait to watch the process all over again.

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  18. If I could paint like that I'd have a mural in every room! Great job. Thanks letting us see!

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  19. O my!! I think it looks stunning!! Just beautiful and how talented you are!!

    Debbie

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  20. You talent amazes me! It looks beautiful and really makes your room special. It's soft and has movement. Love it!

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  21. Another example of your wonderful talent! You are truly a gifted artist! I always enjoying seeing your work. You've created a beautiful room!

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  22. Beautiful! You are a talented artist and a skillful decorator. I wish I could pull things together like this(I'm trying-haha) This room is so cozy and inviting!

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  23. You painted this freehand? You ARE very brave. Looks great! I've been trying to get the courage to do something like this in my bathroom, but if I get brave enough to try, it will be with a stencil. Unlike you, I've not brave enough to do it on my own.

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  24. Your room looks so lovely. Great job.

    Willow

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  25. What a beautiful room. Your mural hits just the right note - you won't be re-painting your dining room!

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  26. I like it :) and you did an awesome job ~

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  27. You are very talented! The walls look so nice with that foliage. It feels like a watercolor! The bowl of cherries are my favorite! Nice work!

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  28. Very nicely done!! Really lovely! Cathy

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  29. With a talent like yours, what worry? This is beautiful and so are your paintings!

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  30. What a fabulous job, but then the paintings you painted were beautiful. Why worry with your talent. Take care and have a great week.

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  31. Lindy, what an exquisite job!!! I love the watered down paint colors-just gorgeous!!! You should be so proud of yourself! I'm proud of you! Talented woman you truly are!!!

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  32. All I can say is, WOW~~what talent........Love it.

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  33. Lindy, You did a fantastic job.. love it! The two paintings you did are amazing. I can't wait to see what you do next.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  34. What a wonderful painter you are! Your wall painting is luscious!

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  35. Wow, wow, and wow! Love the stenciling and your paintings are wonderful.
    More please.

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  36. Oh, I love it! Did it take you very long to do it! It is just perfect!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  37. Lindy- You did a phenomenal job! Wow! It looks great-you should be very proud of yourself~ Hugs- Diana

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  38. Outstanding! I love the mural and the way it plays with your other wall art. And speaking of art, you are a very talented painter! You should be very pleased with yourself. This is a beautiful re-do!

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  39. I think you did an amazing job. At least when you get tired of it you can paint over it. If it was wallpaper would be much harder.

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  40. Hi Lindy,
    Your walls are fantastic!! Also, your bowl of cherries is such a great painting.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  41. You are one talented lady!!
    Simply gorgeous!
    *hugs*deb

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  42. Wow! I can hardly believeyou painted those yourself. I'm (almost) speechless.

    I thought they were heirlooms or something.

    You're incredibly talented.

    I'm your new Follower!

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  43. Love it all. Esp. the branches on the table. Love the way the mural interacts with the pieces on the wall. Great job, way to rock it out. I've got 2 posts on 3 or more.

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  44. Tastefully simple that made the room come alive...I love it! The colors of the paint was perfect, not to mention your artistic ability!

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  45. It's very nice, it looks more like custom wallpaper.

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  46. Wow! You are amazing! Everything is terrific! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your project with us at Anything Related!
    {Rebekah}

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  47. I have to tell you, you have a rare combination of talent & an eye for quality design. I've worked with designers who can't paint. I've worked with artists who don't feel the subtleties of good design. You, my dear, have both.

    I've visited you twice in 2 days, just by chance - or maybe not ;) Very happy to follow you.

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  48. What a beautiful room!

    Thanks for stopping by blog and commenting! It's always great to meet other Alabama bloggers. Would love for you to come by some time for Friday Favorites at my main blog, Simply Sweet Home!

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  49. Wow! You are amazingly talented! It is beautiful...thanks so much for taking the time to visit and linking this up to my party. Have a wonderful day!

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  50. Wow, you are talented. I would never had dared to do that. Great work.

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  51. Love it all!
    But, your still life over the buffet, if I were one to use the phrase "to die for" I would say it about that painting. Absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Forgot to say in previous post, love your lamp too.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  52. I soooooooooooooo love this! Simply stunning! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day :)

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  53. Very nicely done!! I love the simplicity and softness of your work!!

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  54. You did a fabulous job!!! Visiting from Tatertots and Jello.

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  55. I love your mural. All of your pictures are beautiful. It's so wonderful to see the love you put into your home. Doylene

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  56. What a beautiful room!!! You are so talented!

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  57. SUch a beautiful dining room!! Great job, you are very talented! Love the mural!

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  58. Love the mural! and your angels! great job decorating.

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  59. That mural must have taken forever! I LOVE your paintings...especially the bowl of cherries. You are very talented!!

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  60. Wow! You are super talented. I love the walls, but I love, love the cherries. :)

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  61. When I first saw the plants I though they were wall decals. You're a very talented person.

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  62. Lindy, it's beautiful! Your mural is the crowning touch to an already spectacular room.

    So, how does hubby feel now?

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com

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  63. Who needs wallpaper? You are so talented!

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