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Handpainted Border Decor

My sister and I painted this border on her living room walls. She sponge painted several colors of green on the walls, then masked off and painted a beige border. Then, using bottled acrylic paints, we painted the flowers, leaves, and vines, freehand. The technique is similar to Donna Dewberry's style, and the trick is to keep the shapes loose and free, with some designs going above and below the solid border.

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The flowers literally dance around all four walls, and it is a delight to see - more interesting than a wallpaper border. We had a blast doing this project together!

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April 18, 20070 found this helpful

Gorgeous! You and your sister should go into business!

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April 18, 20070 found this helpful

Not only pretty to look at but how fun! You and your sister make a great team wish I lived close to you,
I'd hire you,,,

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April 19, 20070 found this helpful

Nice job. I like how the vines kind of " drip " off the beige border. I have also done stenciling in some rooms, makes you feel good, doesn't it??? Thanks for sharing. ~ Holly

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April 20, 20070 found this helpful

That is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love that, what a creative pair you both are!

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July 26, 20070 found this helpful

I LOVE it!!! Thanks for sharing!! It brings back some memories of the morning glories in my Grandma's fenceline!!

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