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    Touching up a Thailand home

    What I hate is one of the most difficult parts of constructing a home in Thailand; the fact of having to decorate the inside of the home.

    We came up with this semi-mural. It is not actually painted on the wall itself, but is painted on a canvas and then installed.

    This photograph shows our first attempt at a mural in the living room. Hopefully, my plan will work...





    Here is a closer look. This artist is not cheap, what you are looking at is B30,000. Worth every baht in my book!
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    You do have a lovely house and garden. I think you could have got a better artist though as it looks rather primitive, there are some fabulous artists here and seen many such rural themes done better than this, that cow looks very odd to me.

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    Nice. It isn't supposed to be a photograph.

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    It is difficult to decorate walls when you have those high raked ceilings. If you go too big it takes over the house, and if you go too small it looks out of place.

    I think you have done well by framing within the brick pillars. The painting has plenty of depth and it expands the wall which would have been wasted space. Very nice HB.

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    I like it. It has a nice light handed touch. Not too stong and attention commanding. Nice to see somebody patronizing artists.

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    Do you have a before and after picture of that aspect of the room with and without the mural in place.

    For me the mural adds colour and warmth to the room but I must say it also makes it look very busy with all that exposed wood.

    Decoration is a personal choice and if you like it then fine but I must add I dislike those fans with the lights with a passion.

    Again personal taste but you have a beautiful house mate and I hope you and Mrs Hilly have a long and happy life enjoying it.

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    It adds some color to the room without being flashy- I think it was a nice choice- if you ever get tired of it, all you have to do is paint over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe
    if you ever get tired of it, all you have to do is paint over it.
    The image is painted onto a canvas (semi-mural) and all he has to do is remove it for cleaning and or re-location if desired.

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    I like the painting, too. It'll become a great talking point for visitors.

    But I also have to agree with the poster who disliked the lights combined with the ceiling fan. Sorry, but the lights' glow distract from the ceiling fan's look and function. But worse, the glow also blocks the painting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe
    if you ever get tired of it, all you have to do is paint over it.
    The image is painted onto a canvas (semi-mural) and all he has to do is remove it for cleaning and or re-location if desired.
    Oops- next time I'll read the actual post instead of just looking at the picture.

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    if you like naive art, then that is for you

    but it seems quite pricey!

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    For about 15,000 baht more, I have a teak carving about the same size in my house (actually 2 of them).

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