Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Touch Of Italy

Our first two jobs of 2016 were mural installations. This one was in a master bedroom on the wall facing the bed. It was an 8 panel mural and was 12' wide x 8' tall. It did not quite fit on the wall as the vault went to almost 10 ' and the wall was 14 1/2 ' wide.
The first panel absolutely has to be installed plumb and level.

4 panels up and all is straight. The customer insisted that the plug plate would not cut off the nose of the cruise ship....and we made sure it did not. (bottom right hand corner)

Panel 5 of 8 and we ran into a warping problem. These panels are soft and stretchy when the adhesive has soaked into them and they will stretch if pulled back and repositioned more than once.


After the 8th panel was up and smoothed down, there was a sigh of relief as the customer was thrilled with it. A baseboard along the bottom, some cedar lattice along the sides and to fill in the triangle of the vaulted ceiling, and these folks will wake up thinking they are in Italy, looking out over the terrace of their bedroom.  The murals today are very hi-res what with mega-pixel cameras and hi-tech printers. This photo was consistent in colour and was very sharp and clear. I have always been very impressed with any wall covering product coming out of Germany, like this one was.

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