As you know, I’m a fan of painting murals on various surfaces in our house. I find paint in general is an inexpensive way to spruce up your living area.
Lately I’ve covered doors with a solid color:
So far so good. But then I looked at this door and felt like it needed something more:
As I sat doodling, I thought, why not? So I added a mural to that door.
Then, I thought about that cream colored door in the hallway again.
And I thought, why not! And doodled out a drawing I thought might work as a mural.
It’s important whenever you do a mural in your home to adapt drawings like this to the actual surface. (I’ve got more tips at my mural painting ecourse if you’re interested.)
Incidentally, once again I used sample paints to create these looks.
Sample paints really are your best friend when you’re doing a mural.
So back to that cream colored door, here’s the final version:
I find adapting from a sketch of some kind is always the easiest.
It helps me visualize the colors and placement of the design components.
So many people ask me if I’m afraid to paint a mural like this because: I might hate it, I might get sick of it, I might want to sell the house… and to all these objections I say: IT’S PAINT. LOL! You are always change it if you don’t like it or are sick of it. In the meantime, you’d be surprised at how much these little changes make your space happier and more personalized to you.