A couple of years ago my brother and his wife stayed with us for a few days. My brother went on to a sign painting convention and his wife hung out with us for a bit. When he came back he gave us a gift that I posted about here. After I painted my dining room I didn't have many decorations up. I finally hung up the sign...but it was bugging me a bit. The sides weren't painted and I wanted it too look crisp.
So I complicated things up and painted it while it was on the wall. Then I added washi tape to the edges.
You only notice if you are sitting at the table and have nothing else to look at.
Now on to the other things I want to put on the walls. After almost 4 years of living here I think it's time to start hanging things.