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Know what’s better than luxurious (yet expensive) wallpaper? A trompe l’oeil treatment on your walls that looks just as good at a fraction of the cost.  Chrissann Gasparro over at Ducklings In A Row is sharing her tutorial on how to paint your walls with a DIY stencil. Chrissann’s hilarious account and really simple instructions not only make this a fun read, but also a project that will make you wonder, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

I love how this pattern made a very straight-forward and otherwise ordinary white-walled room feel immediately glamorous and “done.” It even straddles the masculine/feminine lines I was just wondering about the other day. Great work, Chrissann!

DIY wall stencil - Ducklings in a Row

Photos: Chrissann Gasparro


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12 Responses

  1. thriftykristy says:

    I love this!

  2. Becky says:

    Chrissann always has a great blog! Not to miss!

  3. CplusE says:

    Well, obviously you can't go wrong with Dalmatian dots! And the bleeding together of spots mentioned on the blog just makes it even more authentic, because you can see the same thing on the dogs. Love this wall!

  4. Chrissann says:

    Thanks, y'all! So thrilled to be included…thank you HGTV & Lili!

  5. joeanna anthony says:

    Wow…..Great idea. The catch-all to keep his keys also is an unique idea. I am sure if my kids made this, their dad is definitely going to love it…

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Lili ZarghamiLili is Editorial Director of HGTV.com. Her personal obsessions include looking for just the right sofa, ogling real estate listings, and reading floor-plans. She has an admitted "chair problem," collecting...


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