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Rolling Stone’s Loving Cup on the Wall Everyday! Design by Muriel Brandolini

17 Nov

You ever had a song ; you just love?  You wouldn’t care; if it played everday!  How about putting the lyrics on the wall, instead of playing it in your head?  See, I got you thinking about what your favorite song is?

Well interior designer, Muriel Brandolini did just that for one of her clients.  The song?  “Loving Cup” by the Rolling Stones.  It’s like giving them a tribute every single day in their Manhattan apartment she transformed.   I thought it was so cool!  This takes stenciling to another level!

So, if you have the opportunity to select a wall in your house to display a song’s lyrics, which song would you pick!  It would be great to display in an entrance way!   It was hard for me to pick just one, I have so many favorites.  The final decision would be Sting’s “Beneath a Desert Moon”!

How would you go about doing this!  Well it’s a lot of work; but so fun!   Begin by picking your favorite verse of the song or  use the chorus.  You would need stencils for the alphabet (capital and small letters) and then decide how you want the lyrics displayed.  All can brought at your local craft store.

“With just the moon to guide us
We sometimes lose our way
If there’s a light inside us
We’ll follow it to the brightness of the day”

Whether you would want it to be one paint color or different colors for the lettering; you decide and then select the base color for the wall; go to your nearby paint store for this.

A ladder, plenty of pencils, laser leveler  and some patience!   Using your leveler, draw each line needed.  Once done, using the stencil you can begin.  It would be easier to tape the each letter stencil to complete the lyric!  If you want the words to be spuratic, then choose your pattern.


Hold the stencil flat against the wall.  If you have linseed oil, before starting wipe the stencil side facing you so it is easily to pull off after you have finished painting.

Keep the linseed oil side facing you and not the wall. You can paint or sponge your paint into the open area of your design.  As you move to the next spot align your edge of the stencil with the end of the painted pattern and continue.

Continue stenciling until all of the colors in the design have been completed. Let the paint dry thoroughly before you remove the stencil from the wall. If necessary, move the stencil onto the next area of the wall. Continue until the entire wall is complete!  🙂


Interested in knowing about  Muriel Brandolini, click here for the designer’s bio!   http://www.murielbrandolini.com/#/Bio/    And don’t forget to let me know what your favorite song is!!!!

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Letia 🙂

Photographs by Eric Boman, ELLE DECOR and Etihad 2011

YouTube Video by mrfatd.  Beneath the Desert Moon, Words & music by Sting. 

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