Remodeling Starry Night

What do you do in a basement bathroom?  This small bathroom was updated, but it still needed some “POW”.  The ceiling is a little lower than a standard room, and the space was still a little narrow.  Adding a vibrant wall color helped thanks to Northwood Paint and Supply, but the room still had a read of being a little dark .  Almost like the night sky…

And thus hatched an idea.  I started by finding the largest graphic of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” from my favorite site for graphics and posters – Lieberman’s Gallery.  I like Lieberman’s.  They promote the small framer , where as the big cyber sites do not.  Lieberman’s represents all those poster catalogs you would sit in the frame shop for hours and pour over.  All the top quality graphic suppliers are offered by the site; Bruce McGaw Graphics, Editions Limited, and my favorite, Image Conscious. The search engine is easy, and you can actually place your order, and have it shipped dirrectly to your framer.  (Another great site that offers the same delivery service with the ability to order different sizes is Artaissance.  Check them out, too!)

The biggest graphic that was ready to go was 38 x 48 inches.  Upon it’s arrival, it was fragmented into 13 pieces, and individually framed using Nielsen #15-03 frosted gold frame.  We used basic non-glare glass on the graphic; fading would not be of issue in this dark space, and it saved a little money.  After photographing exactly where the pieces were obtained within the graphic, they were positioned back onto the long bathroom, with a little  “artistic license” to cover the wall.

The idea resulted into a fun mural for an awkward space.  The whole project, with installation, took about three hours in all.  Creating 13 small pieces from one large graphic saved a little dough; this whole project costs right around $385, plus the service call.