Thursday, October 7, 2010

If These Walls Could Talk

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I found these pictures on a German art & fashion blog (sorry I lost sight of the blog so I can't give credit!), and of course my eyes saw the most perfect miniature room. Do you see it too?

Most importantly I would love for the walls of my dollhouse to look like this. I guess you'd call this shabby chic?
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Honestly I wouldn't know where to begin? Perhaps some expert reader of mine could share some advice on how to accomplish this effect for the walls of my very naked dollhouse???

I bought come acrylic craft paint, can I use that to paint the walls??? I really don't want to go the wallpaper route.
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Ok it's almost 5 a.m. gotta be up in two hours to get Jake off to school, at this point I might as well stay and keep working on stuff, I can sleep in the afterlife!

Wishing you a happy Thursday!


JStar said...

I dont know I cant see your pics on this blog. I used to be able to on your other. :( But this sounds like a fun project! I just wanted to let you know that I am still reading :)

Take care!

Norma said...

I love these, I've been collecting pics like these for a while. I want to do something like this in the French aparment above the Brocante. Looking forward to seeing yours. I've been thinking that perhaps layers of ripped coloured tissue paper would work well for this effect, haven't tried it yet tho.

Daydreamer said...

Gorgeous walls! I had walls like those in my old house.... once I started to try and remove all the layers of wallpaper!
As for paint, I think you can use any artist acryllic paint on the walls. It dries quicker than house paints do, and is very adaptable to mixing your own colors. But you might want to do as Norma suggests and use layers of paper for the collage effect. I guess it would depend on how much textured surface you want. The paint alone would be fairly smooth.
I LOVE moody pictures!

The Visionary Butterfly said...

@jstar-hi hun, thanks for stopping by..wish you could see the pics :)

@Norma-colored tissue hmm that's an interesting idea.

@daydreamer-sounds like you had an awesome apartment, thanks for the advice-experimentation is in order!

Kimberly Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

galatea. said...

i love interiors such as this x

Susi said...

Yo ahi lo que veo son muchos decapados,pintura y paciencia, quiza pintando y luego con pistola de aire caliente ir decapando con espatula, das otro color y el mismo proceso, quiza si pruebas en alguna madera que no te sirva....consigas pillar el truco,muchos besos.

Josje said...

You have posted this a long time ago and maybe you have already finished your walls, but I just found these gorgeous photos on your blog and started thinking about how I would try to achieve the effect on the walls. I know you said you don't want to go with wallpaper, but I would use paper for it. A thick, smooth watercolor paper, the size of the wall. Then use several layers of watercolor paints. The trick to get those lovely sharp edges and strange shapes I think could be done using masking fluid (or frisket) which will block out watercolor in the areas you apply it to.
I think I'll have a go at this myself as well!