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Old 10-03-2005, 06:17 PM
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This one got a 10 on the customer's OMG scale, and it's just getting started! She was jumping up and down and patting my face in delight. Sometimes my existence is justified.

This is one wall in a guest bathroom. The tufting effect will go all the way around the bathroom, and there will be tassels by the mirror and right in front of the toilet where you have to look when you sit.

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Amazing! Your existence is positively justified! You work is awesome!

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Looks really great, I hope people don't try and grab those tassles to pull them up off the toilet, Ha! Ha!

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very nice idea especially for a bathroom Ruth, can't wait to see the whole thing when it's done.
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beautiful! makes me want to touch the tassels, they look so soft.
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Where do you come up with this stuff?? This is the most unique idea... beautifully done just doesn't seem to cover it.

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Thanks y'all! I appreciate all your comments.

Michele, that's one advantage of working with an interior decorator. The one I'm working with has access to all kinds of resources. This idea came from a wallpaper book, but I've seen it done in mural books and in magazines. I took the concept, and made my own design and layout of the tufting so nobody can say I copied the wallpaper.

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So elegant! It's making me think of a theater set for some reason. Doing the whole room, wow that seems intimidating, with that amount of detail!
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Thank you Mary. I am basically lazy, so I tend to simplify things as much as possible so they won't be so intimidating. Around the edges of the photo you can see how I started this with brown paint, very loosely laying in the shaded areas. The colors were scrubbed or scumbled in over that, sort of a glazing process, and then I did a little bit of detail work in the area of the tassels. The rest of it will stay pretty much loose and scumbled. Hopefully, people will look at the detailed area and skim over the rest, and be impressed with the detail and remember that. It works most of the time, anyway.

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oh Ruth, this one is such a delight...I can not wait to see how you progress along. Thank you for sharing this and the story! Val
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Ruth,
What a great bathroom!!! I just love the warmth of the colors . the tufting is awesome. I LOVE the way you painted them. Lots of character
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update...
more work on the first wall


here's the part over the toilet, first sketched in charcoal, then after painting. Sorry about the glare.


The room is too small to get a picture of it, but here's part of it reflected in the mirror. You can see the reflection of the door and the chandelier and the wall...
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Simply beautiful work Ruth....I like it very much. I'm sure your clients are pleased.
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Thanks, Todd! They told me they've already contacted a magazine to come take pictures and do a feature on this house. It's quite a place.

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Let me be the first to congratulate you here on WetCanvas!!! Well done. A magazine feature!!!! that is awesome!!
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