Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Kips Bay Show House: DIY Ideas Part 2

This week I'm sharing some of my favorite DIY ideas from this year's Kips Bay Decorator Show House:

Another great project idea from the Kips Bay Decorator Show House was this clever photo wall in a room by Raji RM & Associates. Designer Raji Radhakrishnan created this mural especially for her room in the show house. The image is a photograph of the painting 'Andromache and Astyanax' by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, which Radhakrishnan snapped on a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Radhakrishnan then had the digital photo blown up to make a custom wall covering.

Radhakrishnan didn't list her printer on her source materials, but a search online reveals that there are several companies that will gladly turn your digital photos into wallpaper murals (megaprint.com and muralsyourway.com were two that came up when I searched).


Radhakrishnan also included a blown-up photograph of a chapel on the facing wall, but it was less interesting to me. The photograph of a place just seemed like a big photo, while the enlarge photograph of the painting was intriguing because it captured the texture and signs of wear on the painting (notice how you can see the subtle creases in the canvas?). Below is a shot of the full painting, which measures just 52 x 67-inches, on display at the Met (photo: Flickr/peterjr1961).


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