Stencilled Wisteria in Kitchen

colorcrazyFebruary 13, 2009

This was the original kitchen wall when the house was built in 1938. In the 50s, the previous owners bumped out the kitchen. We took away the cabinet on this wall, as it seemed to close the kitchen off. (The stove on the right of the pix is in the new area.) What to do with a bare wall? Paint it, of course! This was done about 12 years ago; long before I took up decorative painting. If I did it again, the wisteria trunk would be more curvy.

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luvstocraft

What a great idea to fill a blank wall. You did a great job on it, I especially love the kitties. Luvs

    Bookmark   February 13, 2009 at 11:56PM
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pezabelle

What a great way to make your home "your home!" And you included more than just the stenciling...a hummer, and several bird and the cats...but the bark on the vines isn't just the stencil either - you added the dimension.

Belle

    Bookmark   February 14, 2009 at 12:04PM
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paintingfool

The cats are the cutest. I have been painting for years and have never painted anything on my wall - but this may be the year I do just that.
B

    Bookmark   February 14, 2009 at 6:25PM
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colorcrazy

Thanks, all, for the compliments.

Belle, everything that you see is a stencil except the trunk and branches of the wisteria - that was freehand. I made one of the bird stencils from a picture in DH's birdwatching book. Remember, this was before I learned decorative painting. The cats are a special stencil that has so many parts, it works differently from the usual stencil.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2009 at 7:00PM
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anjabee

CC~ that is very pretty and I imagine it's a great conversation piece. I love all the animals. =) ~Anj

    Bookmark   February 15, 2009 at 7:44PM
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phonegirl

CC that's a pretty cool wall you created. Looks like it took alot of time and work to complete. Now that you tole paint it would be interesting to see what you would change. It must of taken alot to put it all together. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2009 at 8:26PM
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