Have you ever made a mural on a blank wall? Like this?

I have a tall, narrow, blank wall in the living room. I decided to try my hand at painting a mural, inspired by a photo, using acrylic craft paint. I have had many compliments. What do you think?

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  18 answers
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 20, 2017
    I would LOVE to have the honor of looking at your mural everyday, its magical! Had you done anything like it before?

  • Teresa Teresa on Feb 20, 2017
    I have painted many murals on walls and love this one! I started when I was a broke teen living on my own and kept going, I dont have many photos, but here is part of a care bear on I did when my oldest son - was a baby - 35 years ago!

  • Shari Lemieux Shari Lemieux on Feb 20, 2017
    Great job.

  • Linda Linda on Feb 20, 2017
    I have made three murals [so far] in my life....One in my daughter's room....twenty years ago and two others. I painted a blue sky free hand and then used foam stamps to add in flowers around three sides of the "sky." I also made two murals for our church [with my daughter watching from her car seat, hahaha]. She doesn't like to create art, but she has always loved to admire art....wonder if that's where she got her art appreciation from! The one wall [a fun painting of Jesus with the little children and a couple animals from a children's Bible with amazing artwork] was about twelve or fourteen feet long. The other was painted onto two adjoining walls, including the corner....it depicted Jesus sitting under a tree, receiving the five loaves and two fishes from the young boy who offered them to feed the crowd. Both of those were done by using a projector to outline the picture, and then painting in by hand. I added a bit of permanent marker at the end to outline where necessary. I loved doing it! I gave credit to the original artist in a byline under each picture.

    You did a lovely job, especially free hand: the colours really compliment your décor! Hope you enjoyed doing your mural!

    • Shari Lemieux Shari Lemieux on Feb 20, 2017
      Thank you Linda. I love warm Fall colours. Sounds like you have done quite a lot of work. Would love to see some pictures.

  • Shari Lemieux Shari Lemieux on Feb 20, 2017
    Another wall decor project I have done in the past was to create my own stencil of tire tracks and then stenciled the tracks up and down the wall of my young son's room. He loved race cars.

  • Linda Linda on Feb 20, 2017
    I don't know how to do the upload Sorry.....maybe I can get my teenager to upload some in the future, lol!

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Feb 21, 2017
    I love the mural! I can't believe it's only your first time! It came out beautifully and fits in perfectly where you painted it!

  • Mar7927123 Mar7927123 on Feb 21, 2017
    I did this on my wall in dining room afew years ago but instead of painting I got my husband to get me real white birth trees that had fallen or were broken off and he cut them in half let them dry out and then we put them up on the wall looks great have had many comments

  • Eliza Spear Eliza Spear on Feb 21, 2017
    This is a mural I did a few years ago for my bedroom

  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Feb 21, 2017
    beautiful, how did you create the illusion that it is fabric strips?

    • Shari Lemieux Shari Lemieux on Feb 22, 2017
      I didn't paint "within the lines". lol I used rough brush strokes with a 1/2" stiff bristle brush and softened over them with a sponge.

  • Jill Ingram Jill Ingram on Feb 21, 2017
    My only idea is...bigger wall

  • Susie Lee Susie Lee on Feb 22, 2017
    It looks great! I've done two in my day. On big bedroom walls. One was a multi co.ored abstract to match my son's bedspread and the other was a black and white of the city of Chicago for my daughters room. We used acrylic bling for the building windows and put silver sparkles on the ceiling. It was very cool.

  • Kay Kay on Feb 23, 2017
    Your mural is beautiful. However, you have too much furniture and decor around it which detracts from it's beauty.

    • Shari Lemieux Shari Lemieux on Feb 23, 2017
      I agree. The photo was taken last year; now all that remains is the mirror and little shelf under it.

  • Kay Kay on Feb 23, 2017
    Wise choice! I bet it looks wonderful now. Thank you for sharing your talented artistry with us!

  • Susie Lee Susie Lee on Feb 23, 2017
    Oh, I'm sure it's in some old photos someplace. LOL it was many years ago at another house. If I find it I'll post it for you. 😊

  • Jani Wolfe Jani Wolfe on Feb 27, 2017
    I absolutely love it!! You did a very awesome job!!

  • So pretty! I keep saving ideas for a mural... I love the grisaille style, (all greys or browns on white) we'll see if I ever do one.
    Liz from SimpleDecoratingTips.com

  • Sasha Sasha on Feb 27, 2017
    Great job, only if I can do that without making a mess lol