"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Friday, January 30, 2009

Toile In A Days Work

The walls in this dining room had a very thick Japanese toile paper on it. The colors and design were terrible and it had glitter embedded in the paper. It also had a plastic feel to it. Really, it was a mess, probably circa 1960. I wasn't about to try and remove it so I painted over it with cream colored latex paint which worked swimmingly - much like a blank canvas. I then decided to paint my own toile mural with acrylic paints. I soon forgot about patterns and instead had fields, mountains, valleys, houses, a church and volcanoes. Ha! The volcano was for my son who thinks the Yellowstone super volcano is going to erupt any day now.

This is a built-in corner cabinet where I keep blue and white pottery and china. You can see it better if you click on it.

Of course, I got paint on the moulding so now, I have to repaint all of that, floor to ceiling. That will just have to wait until I finish painting three more wall murals. I think it would have been easier to buy a few rolls of wallpaper, don't you?


  1. Wow, I'm impressed.
    You did a really good job.

  2. Wow, I couldn't even imagine taking on that project !
    What a talented artist you are, it's a lovely scene, one I'm sure seems to change, with each time you add a little more detail....
    If you want to practice, you can have my dining room ;)

  3. That's just gorgeous. you are so talented.

  4. These murals are even more amazing in real life....just beautifully detailed. Donna, you are one talented gal!


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