Knock off Serena and Lily Wallpaper

Remember a few weeks ago when I tried to do sharpie wallpaper?  Yeah, well, we all know how that turned out.  But I was determined to turn my fail into fabulous.  And I did!  Now my entry/mudroom is interesting and attractive all because of this knock off wallpaper paint job.

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I found inspiration from this Serena and Lily wallpaper.  It’s so easy to find inspiration from Serena and Lily.  The products are just amazing.  And this wallpaper is no different.  It was love at first sight.  What I really liked most about the wallpaper is that it didn’t look perfect.  It did look almost hand painted.

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So I carefully measured out my walls.  4 inches apart for each column.  Then put in the diagonal stripes.  I wasn’t too careful about these because I wanted it to be a bit imperfect. As long as they didn’t come out all wonky and not matched up, I’d be happy.  I did everything in pencil first and went over it in paint.

I have no idea what the paint color on the wall is.  It was there when we moved in, but it’s a really pretty silver sage green.  I did the striping in the same color as our trim, Creamy by Sherwin Williams.

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I still have more work to do in this entry area, but I feel better having the walls done.  Now it’s time for the doors.  Then maybe I’ll be ready for a reveal!

Have you turned a fail into fantastic lately?  I hope so!  We all have our moments but it’s never too late to fix it!

 

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28 Comments

  • Wow!!! That is gorgeous!! Love it with the lighting fixture too.

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    • Thanks so much, Hatton!

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  • It looks gorgeous! So, did you use a loadable paint pen, or a small brush, or something else to achieve the pattern?

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    • I used a small paint brush, Lisa. A word to the wise…. don’t drink too much coffee before attempting this! = wiggly lines!

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  • That’s awesome. I am really impressed, it looks exactly like wallpaper. I just did a post recently about making your own faux wallpaper, we did it in our guest bath. It is so much easier than papering and the thought of someday changing the paper totally puts me off. Plus the fact that I can wipe down the walls easily, that’s the best! Great job/.

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    • Yes, Nikki, removing wallpaper has to be right up there on my “least favorite things to do” list. Right next to “laundry”!

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  • It looks great!

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    • Thanks Melissa!

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  • I love this! I’ve been drooling over that wallpaper for years, and it’s great to know that it can be DIY’ed easily. Great job and thanks for sharing!

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    • Isn’t that wallpaper fabulous?! I can’t wait to see what colors you use when you give it a try!

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  • Gorgeous! It brings just the right amount of personality to your entryway 🙂

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    • Thanks so much Jesica!

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  • I can’t believe you hand painted this! I love it!!!! Thanks for sharing with the Pretty Preppy Party! http://www.southernstateofmindblog.com/2015/03/pretty-preppy-party-march.html

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  • Hi there – this is my first time here and I love your style! I’m slightly obsessed with that light fixture – do you mind sharing where you purchased it? Thank you!

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    • Donna you made my day! Thank you so much for stopping by. The light fixture is from Overstock.com and I had to get a conversion kit from Amazon because that was actually a can light in that spot.

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  • Beautiful! Hard to believe it’s hand painted…you did a terrific job!
    Now, if I could just figure out a way to get you to come to my house and do it!!

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    • Don’t discount yourself so quickly, Linda! I promise, it’s easier than it looks. Give it a try! And thank you for your kind words!

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  • Oh my gosh, I LOVE this. I mean really, really, really love this!! I actually got samples of that Serena & Lily wallpaper sent to me because I love the pattern but none of their color options worked in my space. Never did I think to try doing it myself – thanks for the inspiration!

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    • Thanks Kris! You are so sweet! I know you can totally do this with all of your talent! 😉

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  • that looks amazing!!!

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    • Thank you, Cassie!

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  • Beautiful job! I am over from Best of The Nest.

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    • Thanks for visiting!

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  • Oh this is just fabulous. What an awesome job and thanks so much for linking up.

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    • Thank you for your compliments, Julia!!

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  • Oh wow, what an amazing feature and fabulous job you did!

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    • You are so sweet, Pam! Thank you!

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