Friday, January 30, 2009

Painting for the Artistically Impaired


For those capable of free-hand drawing a jungle scene or a flock of water birds as effortlessly as pouring a cup of tea, the clean, smooth surface of a wall is an inviting canvas. For those who can’t, and the latter group would include almost anyone whose name doesn’t end in etsy.com, that same wall invites total frustration. That leaves the choice to a) hire someone else to paint it or b) cover the wall with framed pictures; neither of these options come particularly cheap. But what if there were a third option? Thanks to Elly Nelly, there is.

This unique store, which specializes in easily-applied wall graphics, is the answer to the prayers of the artistically challenged. In the few minutes it takes to peel off and slap on a hanging monkey, a flourishing tree, or a summertime meadow, the wall that has vexed and perplexed can now be the stuff of legend within one’s social circle. Elly Nelly’s unbelievably handy product plays a little like the cleaner, vinyl cousin of wallpaper, with a huge distinction: wallpaper doesn’t like to be removed. These graphics, on the other hand, are completely removable, leaving you the option to replace your monkey with an orange blossom, or to go ahead and paint the wall after all, once the original graphic has been removed. In other words, it’s wall henna with the longevity of an actual tattoo. Convinced yet? Head on over to www.EllyNelly.etsy.com, and prepare to put down that paintbrush.

5 comments:

ThreadBeaur said...

Great find, I love the giraffe. I would be the artistically impaired when it comes to painting for sure.

What a great way to have a mural without the headache.

jamaise said...

These are some of the nicer wall decals I've seen. Cute.

snippetgirl said...

These are awesome! I adore wall murals and have done a few simple ones, but i really love the decal idea. I am all for wall whimsy!

SUNJUNE said...

I love the first pic. The blue wall is so peaceful.

Alexandra Stephenson said...

Elly Nelly is awesome! We have that tree in our son's nursery :)