Sunday, September 19, 2010


This is part of my living room entryway, as you can see there really isn't enough room to put a grandfather clock on that wall , it would stick out into the hall doorway, so I decided to try Trompe-l'oeil ( fool the eye ).
The clock face is a real clock.When I originally painted the clock , the wall was yellow , since then I decided to change the color so the glass vase with berry twigs in it that was on top bit the dust . I will have to figure out something else to go up there. It looks bare to me .
Next is the back door out of the sun room , since there are 8 windows in that room I didn't want to add a door with a window, so we put a solid door in. I didn't like that either , so I painted it to look like a book cabinet .Then next to the door was a blank wall with no room to put anything because of the door opening , I decided I needed a shelf there, only 5 inches deep , my husband decided to make it look like a fire place, and then told me to make a fire in it, so I did !

So what do you think , do you like my Tromp-l'oeil ?


  1. I am amazed!!! You are truly a gifted lady. The fire looks like you could just back up to it and warm yourself right up!!! Just amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing your works;)

  2. Wow, you are just ridiculously talented, I love what you've done here!

    Thanks so much for your input on the paint color for the bench, I really do appreciate it!

    Have a wonderful week!

  3. I zoomed in because I couldn't believe they were painted and not real. You have amazing talent.