Monday, April 14, 2008

Frame it out with paint...

I'm thinking about doing this in my house, because I love this idea. Right now, I've got just plain white walls in our living/dining room space...but to add some life to them I've been looking for ideas that are less expensive and non-permanent (so to speak) and came across these images recently, what do you think? Worth the effort??


14 comments:

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Paint is inexpensive and easy to change if you don't like the end result. I think it's worth the shot.

The Peak of Chic said...

Yes! I love that look. Go for it!

erika @ urban grace said...

i like it. i have a hard time 'committing'... so this is great in the event you want to change your 'look' in a few years, you just need some good primer. and it's less expensive than buying nice trim and hiring a trim carpenter!

Mrs. Blandings said...

Kate - I love it - low effort, big impact. It will be fab, and you'll be the only one on your block. Even better.

*L said...

i love it.. makes us poor people look expensive! my apartment has a super textured wall.. those spray on bumps.. do you think that would just be super tacky?

Things That Inspire said...

I love the look - beautiful!

phoenix said...

I like it. If used sparingly it could provide high impact for otherwise plain walls...and when you're bored with the look, you can just paint them out. go for it.

Me, Myself & I said...

What a great idea...go for it. I like the fact that this is a do it yourself kinda project...no need to hire a contractor!

katiedid said...

Hi Kate-
Love it! I wonder if you could even use painter's tape to experiment, and then you could just pull it off. Really fun idea!

Cote de Texas said...

I have always loved the way painted molding looks - especially the first picture - you don't have to frame the paintings in it - just paint on the molding. I think it's a great idea!

Rosemary said...

Great Idea! So much can be done using paint and a little imagination. Here's an idea. Use masking tape and two shades of the same color to create dimension.

Rosemary
http://her-home-blog.com/

{this is glamorous} said...

Both of these examples are amazing--you really should--in fact, it's inspiring me . . .

annechovie said...

I love this, Kate! I painted this in my nieces room around her monogram.

Brilliant Asylum said...

The blue is so pretty. Great idea for a weekend project.