Here is a Pinterest inspired project I decided to tackle a couple weeks ago. What I thought I could do in 5-7 days turned into a 2 week project! But all the hours were worth it, I'm loving how it dresses up the dining room.
Before: The wall was just asking for some love. :)
This is the template I got off Pinterest (free to download and print), I then cut out a cardboard copy that was easier to trace with. Go here for template.
I traced the pattern over and over until the whole wall was covered.
(use pencil, there will be mistakes) You could use a level but I didn't, just eyeballed it, it won't be perfect but that's OK.
Here is day one of painting.
I used Martha Stewart's Precious Metals collection, the color was Silver Leaf.
You need a good paint brush the width of the your desired line. Trace along the inside of the design.
After: I love the sheen of the paint, it really brightens up the room.
Far from perfect but you can only see the mistakes if you really stare at it for a while.