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Old 06-29-2004, 11:46 PM
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Talking Murals to Decorate Apartment Doors Updated 07.27.04

Hi all! Here's the current mural job. There are six apartment doors opening onto a long dark hallway. My job is to dress them up a bit. Here are the first three. It's a narrow hallway, so I can't get straight-on pictures of the whole thing. The wall, baseboard, lamps, and doors are real. Windows, bricks, planters, etc. are all painted. Enjoy!

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amazingly real!!
do you use acrylics? or oils?

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Re: murals to decorate apartment doors

oh my! The brickwork is painted? Impressive! Lovely design Ruth, I'm sure the occupants are thrilled to come home to this each day. I hope you will have the other 3 halls to show us when you complete them. Your photos are always appreciated!

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Wow ... amazingly realistic Ruth and beautifully painted
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Re: murals to decorate apartment doors

Very pretty. Very well done.

Isn't it amazing what paint can do? What an artist can do with paint? I love the murals. Please keep us updated on the finished product.

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Very nice! I LOVE the brickwork!
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Re: murals to decorate apartment doors

Thank you all for your comments! Here is another one:



Close-up: (The door frame will be painted white to match the trompe l'oeil woodwork above.) Stained glass effect is painted. One of the carpenters came to look, and said he didn't remember that piece of wood being up there.


I like to put in a critter somewhere:


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Re: murals to decorate apartment doors

Ruth, I so admire the trompe l'oeil look. Your shadows are superb!
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Re: murals to decorate apartment doors

I just love the stained glass effect and it is a gorgeous pattern.
Your little critter is pretty cute too
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my favortie part is the bottom of the belly of that terracotta type pot. the reds and purples are wonderful. oh and that lizard is adorable!
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Re: murals to decorate apartment doors

Thank you all for looking and commenting! Here are some more. This one has a painted dentil molding and pineapple top, and brick planter with trees and vines. Here's a closeup too.

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Re: Murals to Decorate Apartment Doors Updated

The tree and brickwork are terrific Ruth. You are doing such a wonderful job in this apartment.
Hope the new title is OK
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Re: Murals to Decorate Apartment Doors Updated

Thanks Chris! And thanks for the help on the title!

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Good ideas and executed nicely Ruth. Nice bricks!
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Re: Murals to Decorate Apartment Doors Updated

Last one...
I painted white architectural elements all around the doorway, and added pots of geraniums. Door, exit sign and lights are real, all else is painted. I use latex house paint and artists' acrylics.


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