You’ve just moved into a 70’s house with flocked wallpaper in your main hallway.  What do you do?

I know this didn’t require a moment of thought… “Strip it off, as fast as possible!”

Now, I know that not everyone subscribes to that thought.  I know someone who didn’t want to deal with stripping flocked paper off the lath walls of her old farmhouse, so she painted it.  The pattern was subtle and it worked for her dining room.  But…I digress.


Hallway Transformation  Hand Painted Decorative Wall Treatment


My good friend tackled the flocked wallpaper challenge and won!  After countless hours of stripping away that ugly old wallpaper, she had a clean canvas upon which to envision a transformation.  And this time she envisioned a fabulous one.

Her goal was to bring the outdoors in.  But, in a light and bright way.


Hand Painted Decorative Wall Treatment  Birds and Trees


She contacted a decorative artist, told him what she was looking to accomplish, and he “got it.”  Happy Day!


Trees and Birds ::  Hand Painted Decorative Wall Treatment ::


He painted trees and added in colorful birds and a nest or two… in a day.  Isn’t that amazing?

The final outcome was just what she had envisioned.


Home Tour Hallway Art ::  Home Tour Part 2 :: Hand Painted Decorative Wall Treatment


My friend chose to have this beautiful hand painted decorative wall treatment done before the recent birch craze.  Do you think she might be a trend setter?

What do you think of her creative cover-up for the doorbell?


Hand Painted Decorative Wall Treatment :: Home Tour Part 2 ::


I love that the entry, stairway, and hallways are so bright and cheerful and visually whimsical.

The trees and birds really do bring the outdoors in.


Hand Painted Birds :: Decorative Wall Treatment


I like it so much, I might want to put my writing desk in the hallway, just so I had an excuse to sit and enjoy the space.


Birds and Trees :: Hand Painted Decorative Wall Treatment ::


Oh…she did that too!!


Entry Hallway :: Hand Painted Decorative Wall Treatment ::


Let’s ask the question again, “What do you do when you move into a dated 70’s house with great bones but ugly flocked wallpaper in the entryway and hallways?”

Transform those walls with a beautiful hand painted decorative wall treatment.

If you’re handy with a paintbrush and willing to give it a try…you could even do it yourself.


Want to see more of this lovely home? Drop by here for the first stop on this Home Tour.


Thank you for stopping by today.
I appreciate you and your sweet comments make my day.

If you enjoyed this post….please pass it on to your friends.
Click any of the sharing buttons at the bottom.

Wishing YOU an extraordinary day!

Project Inspire{d} Link PartyP.S.  Be sure to join me weekly for our Project Inspire{d} Link Party!

To receive FREE bits of inspiration like this
in your inbox or reader, subscribe now.

Let’s connect!  Facebook  ::  Pinterest  ::  Google +  ::  Shop-Longaberger Lifestyle


  1. WOW I so wish I had that talent. So beautiful!

    • Diane says

      Oh me too Alexis!!
      Thanks for taking time to pop by!
      Hope your week is off to an extraordinary start! 🙂

  2. Norma says

    Diane, What a brilliant idea! I just love it! Thank you for sharing.

    • Diane says

      Oh Norma…thank you! My friend will be so blessed my your remarks. [hugs]

  3. susie says

    Wow this is so cool I have never seen anything like it she needs to pass out that artists cards to cute.Susie

    • Diane says

      Yes Susie…it’s not like anything I’ve ever seen before either.
      Thanks for stopping by with your kind word!
      Best wishes!

  4. Wow! I love that! I have been trying to get up the nerve to replace my dining room wallpaper with a painted mural!

    • Diane says

      Oh Pat…maybe this was just the nudge you need. Thanks for your warm remarks and stopping by! 🙂

  5. Jann Olson says

    She really did bring the outdoors in. Love, love it! The wall color is so cheery also and the perfect background color for this amazing wonderland of wood!

    • Diane says

      I’m so glad you love it too, Jann!
      Thanks for popping over with your kind thoughts!

  6. Wow. More of that beautiful home. Your friend is so talented. Glad she was willing to share. 🙂

    • Diane says

      Stacey…She really is! And so excited to have her home shared on the blog. 🙂
      I’m so pleased that you’re enjoying these glimpses, Stacey.

  7. Just gorgeous! What a talented artist!

  8. Glenda Kremer says

    great idea and so pretty. did the bird house cover the door bell???
    Glenda Kremer

    • Diane says

      Yes…the bird house hides the door bell. Isn’t that too clever?
      Thanks for popping by Glenda!
      Hope your week has been extraordinary!

  9. Julie says

    What a beautiful statement this makes! Bold and gorgeous!

  10. Wow, spectacular doesn’t even begin to describe this! I love this and wish I was this bold to try something like this!

    • Diane says

      It takes some amazing creativity to even dream up such beautiful walls.
      Thanks for popping by Kristina!
      Hope your week has been extraordinary!

  11. Wow Diane, I really like this idea and it fits so well. I work a lot with decorative art and never really thought of this as a stand alone technique, however I really like it. Wish I thought of it lol 😉 Nice work, really like how the birds add life too it

    • Diane says

      Thank you so much Arthur!! You are so kind…
      Best wishes for an extraordinary weekend!

  12. Lovely! Love the painted wall and the birds!…Christine

    • Diane says

      You are so kind, Christine!
      Thank you for stopping by…hope your weekend is extraordinary!

  13. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says

    Definitely fun and whimsical! I bet it makes your friend smile every time she walks through the door!

    • Diane says

      Sharon, she loves it! Really, how often do you attempt to execute a project like this and find someone who ‘gets’ it perfectly.
      Thanks for popping by! Hope your weekend has been extraordinary!

  14. Oh this is beyond adorable! It really must be a serious smile inducer 🙂

  15. That is so lovely! It’s no wonder you would like to have your desk in there! I would too!

  16. Thanks so much for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Love having you at the party! Have an awesome week.

  17. Ange says

    What a fabulous entryway! My father-in-law had something similar done a few years ago in their house too. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

  18. Kathy says

    Very creative – looks lovely! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  19. Mary says

    Woo, what a great job you did! I’m featuring your post this week on Masterpiece Monday.

  20. Kim says

    I missed this post earlier, I guess. I really love those birds and trees…the artist did a beautiful job. What a fun doorbell cover, too! Your friend’s home inspires me so!


  1. […] Home Tour Part 2 :: She’s got Birds and Trees on her Walls! […]

  2. […] might have seen her jewel-toned dining room here.  Or her amazing tree-lined entryway here.  Or her screened porch […]

  3. […] in the season I showed you her jewel-toned dining room, her stunning entryway, and I showed off my book page pumpkins on her screen […]

Please Share Your Extraordinary Thoughts!


AMAZON ASSOCIATES DISCLOSURE: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.