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.


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

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

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

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

  5. 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!

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

    • 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

  9. 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!

  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

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

  13. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

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

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

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

  20. 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!


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