I transformed my dining room walls with a hand painted mural. This “faux wallpaper” gives the space a real wow factor. See how to make a faux wallpaper hand painted mural the easy way!
My dining room has had many different looks (see my dining room through the years HERE) but I have to say, this one takes the cake.
I’ve been on a mission to clear the clutter but living with blank walls wasn’t exactly what I had in mind.
(complete with smoothie, Easter egg garland, and missing chair – it broke and I’m on the hunt for replacements)
It pays to know artistic people and my friend’s daughter is a very talented college student who I hired to create my vision and she nailed it (there’s even a “secret Sushi” – a tiny painting of my dog – hidden on the wall)!
I’ll share all of Julia’s tips and tricks on how she did it in a separate post, but for now, let’s just admire the finished product.
While Julia was painting, I found this red bench on one of my Facebook buy and sell pages (see my tips for buying and selling on Facebook HERE) for only $30 and knew it would add the perfect pop of color and it led me to hang the apple art that is a piece of Ikea fabric that I framed.
The Danish modern bar cart was a $5 thrift store find.
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The blue pillow is from HomeGoods and it’s total coincidence that it resembles the mural!
In my quest to clear the clutter, I cleaned out my industrial cabinet (it’s on sale for 50% off HERE) to display only things that I actually use.
I like to set the table with vintage drinking glasses and mismatched plates (I mix thrift store finds with new ones from HomeGoods).
I love that the pattern can still be seen through my collection of vintage demijohns.
Can you tell I have a thing for old glass including this trio of mid century decanters set in an old dough bowl.
I painted the switch plates and outlet covers the same color as the walls and had Julia paint the pattern right over them.
Here’s the secret Sushi!
I love the way the dining room turned out but I have other changes I’d like to make including getting a rug with some blue in it and finally finding the perfect side chairs (since one of mine broke).
More importantly, Sushi approves and that’s all that really matters isn’t it!
Take my whole home tour HERE.
Wall Paint – Benjamin Moore Agreeable Gray
Mural Paint – Benjamin Moore Hale Navy