De Gournay wallpaper is what I lust for...desperately. Lately I've been spending my days imaging the colors...the images of birds and butterflies and flowers flitting across my walls...how the light might play upon its muted hand-painted splendor. Unrequited, I must add, as it is about a bazillion dollars a roll for such beauty.
...and completely out of reach.
So I found this fabulous website which said I could do it myself. ah-HA! At last I could have my love. All it would take, as she coyly put it, was "some painting skills...but overconfidence can work too." Right up my alley! I am nothing if not overconfident. Especially important as I have NO painting skills.
She went on to reassure me: "I am a big believer in mindset, and if you think you can do it you can. Really!"
No, not really.
This is the gorgeous result of just a few hours and some paint.
If you're talented.
Overconfidence will not produce this.
The project was then nicely laid out -- step by step -- with pictures which instructed me to free hand the trees. FREE HAND? I know I have been going on about lust and all, but seriously? Free hand?
There had to be another way.
Yeah, baby! All I need to do is pick fabulous paint colors and start dabbing. Free hand my ass.
Wish me luck.
If the result isn't absolutely horrifying, resulting in a divorce or something, I will post pictures of my artistic endeavor.