Sunday, March 24, 2013

HAND PAINTED (TROMPE L'OEIL) CLOTHESLINE IN A LAUNDRY ROOM & TUTORIAL

HAND PAINTED (TROMPE L'OEIL) CLOTHESLINE IN A LAUNDRY ROOM & TUTORIAL

My client wanted to dress up her laundry room.  She asked me to faux paint the walls and then paint a clothesline on one wall.  She left the artwork up to me and this is what I painted:
She had a grandchild, so I painted this teddy bear.
This was several years ago.  
I love going back and looking at my older photos and artwork.
They were huge SPURS fans, so I painted this t-shirt on the clothesline.  My client was really happy with her new laundry room and it's a nice surprise, when you turn the corner into the room.
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TUTORIAL
It would be so easy for someone to paint this clothesline and laundry.  There isn't a lot of detail in the artwork.  You might be more comfortable drawing and cutting out patterns of  the different laundry you want to hang on your wall.  Then trace it onto the wall and paint it.  It would be really cute to paint this in a girl's room, too.  Maybe, something on a clothes hanger.  
Use your imagination and have fun!!

73 comments:

  1. I love it how kool is that on her wall, you make it sound so easy:):) I don't think creating the art you do is so easy,thanks for sharing your art. Have a great week..

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  2. Awesome, I love the teddy bear hanging on the line!

    ~Dorothy~

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    1. Thank you! I had fun painting the teddy bear and personal things on her clothesline.

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  3. I love it. How cool t have a personalized Trompe L'oeil,

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  4. What a great idea. The painting is adorable!
    Liz

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  5. What a fabulous idea for the laundry! I LOVE it!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. What a creative and fun idea! Your friend must have been very pleased with it! Have a wonderful week!

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  7. This is such a fun idea for a laundry room where you can really have some fun. Just found you through WOW and I will be following you for more great ideas. Thanks!

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  8. Oh my! You are so talented.,.... Can you come paint my walls too....?
    It looks simply fabulous.... :)

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  9. I love this! The "Sunday" undies are cute lol

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    1. Thank you! I wondered if anyone would notice those "Sunday" undies.

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  10. So cute! What a great idea and love how all the laundry looks like it's gently swaying in the breeze...cute with the teddy bear!
    Jenna

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  11. It is a very pretty laundry room with the clothes line full of clothes! My favorite is the Spurs t-shirt but it would be Mavericks at my house. Have a Happy Easter!

    Pam

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  12. haha!! I really do like your coach, though. I LOVE Shark Tank and he's always so fair and nice to the people.

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  13. Oh my word, this is totally unreal, I adore it. What a fabulous idea. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  14. Hi Lynda, I'm visiting via Share Your cup, and happy I stopped in. This is such a cute idea. I totally the laundry room is an area of the home that can be playful and fun. And to personalize the laundry line is genius. Nice to meet you, Sue

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    1. Thank you!! It was fun to paint it and surprise the client.

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  15. Love your awesome blog! I'm your newest follower from Blog Hop. Followed you via GFC. Feel free to visit, follow and leave comments @ www.revampspunkyrena.com

    xoxo
    Rena Lynn

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  16. Thank youk!! I'm having fun with my, kind of, new blog. I'm following, too.

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  17. What a delightful post! I love your clever and creative style!
    Blessings and Happy Easter,
    Carolynn

    Following you now!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'm following, too. I love your blog design!!

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  18. So fun Lynda. I was thinking of painting a clothesline on one of the walls in our basement kids area. I'm decorating it like an outdoor cafe. Thought it would be like you were sitting there looking at someones clothes line. I saw one in one of my Mary E. books that they painted two birds holding the clothesline and then they nailed real clothespins to the wall to hold vintage clothing. Thinking that would be ever so cute. I always enjoy seeing your talent! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  19. I LOVE how you took the time to make it personal for your client! Those special touches are what will keep it on the wall forever! I am trying to talk hubby into your red kitchen cabinets...we aren't attached to ours..they came with the house BUT I have a bad habit of not finishing detailed projects! I love getting inspiration from you! Thanks for swinging by frugalfitfamily.com!

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    1. Thank you, Heather! If you decide to paint your cabinets, I'll be glad to guide you, if you want. It is a big project, but my clients never ask me to paint the inside of the cabinets. I paint all of the outside and, only, the inside of the doors. It just looks more professional to paint the inside of the doors, but you don't have to do that if the job seems overwhelming to you. Lynda

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  20. What a brilliant idea for a laundry room. I love it and as a new follower, can't wait to see more of your beautiful decorative art.

    Deb

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    1. Thank you, so much! And, thank you for following. I'm following, too.

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  21. I just love this! Such a cute idea, what an extra special detail.
    So thoughtful, and amazing! Thanks so much for inspiring us.
    Happy Easter.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  22. This is a marvelous idea, Lynda - laundry rooms are not always the favorite room in the house, but with marvelous artwork like this I can imagine the homeowner directing visitors there first! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  23. This is awesome and amazing! So thrilled you shared with us at A Bouquet of Talent this week!! Your newest follower, too! :)

    Kathy
    www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

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  24. Gorgeous painting! It's a really cool idea to have a clothesline painted on the wall in the laundry room! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

    T'onna

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  25. Oh I love this idea and what a fabulous painting. Looks amazing. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me

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    1. It was fun deciding what to paint on her clothesline. Thank you!

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  26. Love the mural. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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    1. A fun mural for a laundry room and easy for anyone to paint. Thank you!

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  27. Wonderful work! Love all details about it! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you all the way to Portugal!! It was fun to paint.

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  28. What a great idea of painting the laundry room wall, and you did a great job doing so. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thank you! It was fun to paint and so glad I have the pictures to share.

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  29. Absolutely darling, Lynda. I love the teddy bear.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie! She had a little grandson, so I painted him a teddy bear and little boy underwear.

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  30. This is wonderful! What a nice way to decorate a big laundry room.....a dream of mine someday. Now I have a stone basement as a laundry room!

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    1. It was fun to paint. I hope you get that big laundry room some day :)

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  31. This is just adorable. Your talent just blows my mind every time I see your art work.
    How I wish I could paint....
    xo bj

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  32. Lynda...I bet your client was thrilled with her sweet clothesline. Plus, I'm sure you had a ton of fun painting it too!

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Project Inspire{d}!
    Blessings!

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    1. Yes, she was very happy and I did enjoy this job.

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  33. Nicely done! Totally whimsical! Doing laundry is probably a more bearable task now.

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  34. Super sweet! Love the bear. Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  35. You are so TALENTED!!! The clothes line with all the adorable hangings is just stunning. I would love to do something like this in my laundry room.

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    1. Thank you so much!! I bet you will love your new laundry room :)

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  36. This is lovely, Lynda! Love the personality and whimsy! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  37. You have a beautiful creative heart! I love the laundry room art. So special and sweet! Have a good weekend.

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