Have you ever found the perfect wallpaper and later found out that it was discontinued? Settled on the perfect pattern but the color is not quite right? Like a certain part of a wall covering but want to alter the design or just plain can’t afford it? Well, there is a solution. It may not be the quickest method but you can achieve a one of a kind look that your guests will be double taking to make sure its not wallpaper. Here is a step by step method to help create the look of custom wallpaper.
|This is the wallpaper that I will be recreating only without the two exterior pinstripes.|
|Measure out and paint stripes and beige pinstripe. These were done by hand per request of the homeowner for a more painterly look.|
|I then centered the stencil on the stripe and used a soft cream colored paint.|
|I repeated stenciling all the stripes leaving the ones where the stencil came close to the wall, doorway or vanity. I painted those last when I cut the stencil on left side so that it would lay flat on the wall near the corner.|
|Some of the details in the leaf were lost during the stencil process so I go over and hand brush in with the green stripe color to add back the leaf's definition.|
|Prior to hand painting the center stripe I measured out the center and drew a line with a white colored pencil. The center line was also used as a guide so that my leaves stayed center all the way down the stripe.|
|Using the beige, I hand paint the stems and veins of the leaves.|
|Detail of the finished product|
|Finished and ready to rehang mirror and art!|
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