Houzz TV: Create Your Own Mural Wall With Easy DIY Stencils and Stamps

Houzz TV: Create Your Own Mural Wall With Easy DIY Stencils and Stamps

Share this Video:
Replay Video

Houzz TV: Create Your Own Mural Wall With Easy DIY Stencils and Stamps

Looking for a way to give your walls some fun? Kristin Nicholas may have you covered. When faced with walls of simple whites and pastels in her 1751-built home, the artist took action by painting almost every wall in vivid colors and patterns, such as adding mottled chartreuse and gold in her living room and a fun blue flower pattern to her stairwell. To learn how she did the latter and mimic it in your own home, check out this step-by-step video tutorial.

Comment25
Keep Watching:
Comments (25)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
printergirl2

I love this! I love her colors and her style. And her courage and creativity! WOWIE!!!

8 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Beverly Brown

So much fun! Would love to see more DIY tutorials like this.

7 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
summery
Oh happy day! I remember the original Houzz Ideabook about this glorious home, and the lively comments that ensued. This lady is living proof that life is too short to settle for beige! Thank you so much for letting us peek into more of her creative genius, and thank you, the Nicholas family, for sharing. I was having a scuzzy day, and you just brought a little sparkle of joy and hope into my life.
9 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Alla Kazovsky Architect

Great demonstration!!!! Thank you!

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kiya05

I would love to have a home like that, love the farm, the house and all the color. I finally own my own home but am too afraid to paint the colors I want, now that I can, I still have that apartment mentality, no holes in the walls, no color on the walls, etc. Someday it'll sink in that it's mine to do with as I please, and I'll use this home as inspiration. I can't wait.

4 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tkataby

You are a true artist. So inspiring. Beautiful colors and beautiful home.

5 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Bette P

Nicely done Kristin! Looks like you are having fun...you are like a Houzz rock star!

5 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Marie-Pierre Ayoul Decorative painting

Although this technique is not my favourite it made me want to find out more and I listened to her interview. I recognized her dining room as having been featured in another house article which I had loved. I admire Kristin's energy, freedom and abandon In her approach to art and decor. She is so full of creativity her art and home are embodiments of life itself. It is liberating and inspiring to watch for a perfectionist such as myself.

4 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Debra Guzman

this house is a HOME with soul, with love, and true heart! love it! Spectacular colors and designs! thank you for sharing your art

3 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Peggy Tupper

I like beige.

2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Kate Madison

Your colorful farmhouse is truly amazing! The gorgeous wall murals and repurposing of antiques, and expressing yourself in your home is soulful and inspiring. Love your no fear approach to design, life.

3 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Patty Breslin

Absolutely love your creative energy, style and abandon! So many are afraid- you are clearly not, and are living loudly and lovely. Bravo! And to the lady having a scuzzy day- this too shall change, tomorrow will be a beauty.

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sandraromanak

Sandra Romanak

You and your husband have created a piece of heaven on earth. Your love for the character of old furniture and the memories they hold make your home so special.


2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Cheryl Kohan

I've been puzzling over how to do a similar treatment on my bedroom walls so I'm thrilled to see this video! So excited to start my own project.

2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Mary Lee

This just opened the world of my stencil, my way, inexpensive and ability friendly

2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Sheila Schmitz

Cheryl, I hope you come back and show us what you do with your walls!

3 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Casart Coverings


Click here to view more of Kristin's talent-- her beautiful Garden of Family Farm Life mural reproduced on high-quality, peel-and-stick wallpaper.


2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ptmallc

So talented-every art teacher should know this way of creating the stampers (if there are any left). Loved the design going up the stairs! And the video of your farm-as everyone has commented-is an inspiration! Living well and happily, lovely to see, Congratulations!

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Kathy Harris

Kristin, I really enjoy your artistic approach/lifestyle! I want to purchase the Jacquard fabric paints and saw on their website SOOOOO many choices. Which paints do you prefer to work with?

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Kristin Nicholas Designs

Hi Everyone - Thanks for all the kind comments. Just want to let you know I wrote a book called Crafting The Colorful Home. It is available on my website signed for $27.95 w/ free shipping and a bookplate.


Here is the link to my website: http://www.kristinnicholas.com/ProductDetail.cfm?index=128

As for paints from Jacquard - it depends on what you are painting. I give lots of instruction and info in the book.

Kathy Harris - If you let me know what you are wanting to paint I can answer the question.

1 Like    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
duneya

Well, the house isn't my taste, but I love the 'Garden of Family Farm Life Mural' and especially her paintings of animals. Love love love color, and this house had lots of it. Obviously a lot of love is here.

   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Margrom Painting

Two words come in my mind - Free Spirit!

   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
PIPA Wall Art & Home Decor

Very useful article Mitchell and great examples; thanks for sharing. We shared a snip-it of your article on our blog at: Pi Photography and Fine Art

   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Cat Shore

I love your house

   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
annetteanthony51

what a lovely family, you brought tears to my eyes you seem so happy, and I love your house, we live in Portugal, and have a very modern house which I love, I enjoyed your video so much, it was a treat, thank you, Annette in Portugal

1 Like