Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Few Of My Latest Wallpaper Jobs

Please excuse my terrible photography…I am a Wallcovering Installer and Muralist, not a Photographer.

Yes, I know it’s very obvious –  LOL

This first job was re-papered because of a water leak that destroyed part of the existing paper. The homeowner really liked her original choice and she wanted to replace it with the same. Unfortunately it was no longer being made. She was fortunate to find something almost exactly like it and the room looks fantastic!

I removed the paper on the left and hung the one on the right. She wanted the same paper or very close. It looks like she was lucky :)
I removed the paper on the left and hung the one on the right. She wanted the same paper or very close. It looks like she was lucky 🙂

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  My next job was a Baby Girl’s Nursery! It turned out so sweet. I loved this Osborne & Little wallcovering. The homeowner complimented the paper by painting the ceiling and accent wall a soft vintage pink that matched the paper exactly.  The walls were heavily textured. Most of the time was spent getting them perfectly smooth.

Osborne & Little wallcovering that was so sweet for this baby girl's new nursery.
Osborne & Little wallcovering that was so sweet for this baby girl’s new nursery.

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I covered her switchplate covers to match the paper. They almost disappear…

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Another Powder Bath with a free standing sink. My favorite spot…right after ‘behind the commode’ (…not really folks.)

The red is the before and it does date this bathroom quite a bit. After a total transformation, the homeowner has a richer more traditional and upscale look.

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The paper was a nonwoven with a gorgeous gold and light teal print.

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I had to get a shot of the perfect job I did around all the pipes. It must be my wallcovering installer’s ego

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A great week and ready to start a very large job I will be on for two – three weeks. I may have time to post some pictures while the job is progressing. I am not sure, but definately will post them all after I’m done.. Lots of Cole and Sons papers ~ That is VERY exciting!

Leave me a comment at the bottom if you’d like. I would love to hear what you think. Have questions? Just ask!

See you all soon and have a Beautiful Day!

Michelle

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An Old Mural – My First

From about the age of nine I have painted many different art projects including portraits, still life, scenery and even contemporary pieces. I have dabbled in all mediums but prefer acrylics.

When I was about twenty seven, I decided to start painting murals. I recently found a couple of photographs of the first large mural I painted back in 1979. Sadly they have faded and discolored with age. A problem with painting murals is you can not take them with you and a picture may be the only reference you have of your work. And these pictures are only about 5″ X 5″.

I tried to correct them myself with my exsisting computer software but I will need a professional to truly bring out the best and save them for me. I would like to get them saved in a larger size.

If anyone reading this can give me an idea where t go to have these restored I would greatly appreciate it. The first two are how my original pictures look now. The others are pictures after I tried to correct the colors and sharpness.

Original, untouched mural photos from 1979    VirgoMural2

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I tried to sharpen the photo but it made my artwork look bad, especially the eyes.

I tried to sharpen the photo but it made my artwork look bad, especially the eyes.

After I tried to 'correct' the color.

After I tried to ‘correct’ the color.