Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I'm a Design Star

Okay, so I'm not really a Design Star. I just faked it to get your attention. But I can pretend to be a Design Star in my own house.

We had a difficult wall in our family room. It was long and blank, but because of the narrow path leading to our sun room, it's not a wall that really can have furniture against it.

My original intention was to have a photo wall, but lately, I'm really hating that look. Okay, you caught me. That's another lie. I'm lazy and I don't want to dust all those freaking photo frames.

So the truth (really this time!) is that I stole an idea straight from last season's Design Star winner, Jennifer Bertrand, and decided to paint the wall with a graphic leaf design.

I first drew the design on the wall in chalk so that I could make any adjustments that I wanted before I started painting.

Then I painted the design in the next color down from our wall color so that it is somewhat monochromatic. I also plan on using this color (the color of the leaves) in another adjoining room, so this will tie it all in together.

I'm actually really happy with the way it turned out. It gives some interest to the wall, but doesn't take up any physical space.

And it doesn't have to be dusted.


Anonymous said...

You did an awesome job. I loved the look on the show and it looks great on your walls.


Anonymous said...


That is AWESOME!!! You rock!! :)

Sarah Coggins said...

Gorgeous! I love this idea. :)

Miss French Jessica said...

Wow! Très cool! Did you free hand the drawing? I know I have the cruddiest drawing skills so I'd need some major tracing to do that. Nice job!

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

That's awesome! I wish I had even a fraction of your talent. Great job!

Cynthia said...

I LOVE that! We are painting the house my little sis just bought (Megascrapper) and this is the PERFECT solution for the entry hall wall. I can't wait to send her a link to it.

You rock BF (we'll just pretend this idea is totally original to you)!

She Who Waits... said...

Oh Carla that looks AWESOME!!! I am so stealing your (I mean Jennifer's) idea ; )

~jane said...

You are amazing! Love the wall job...