No paint or faux finish could ever achieve this fun Nautical Look, with a zillion signal flags. Spotted in a cottage featured at Country Living.
In the same cottage (as seen in the reflection of the mirror above), you also find a space covered with the maritime wallpaper by Hinson. The flags might be by Hinson also. Today's wallpapers are nothing like what I scraped off. Wallpapers are stylish now, easier to apply and remove, some are even available as temporary wallpapers.
A playful sailboat design via York Wall Coverings.
An array of nautical wallpapers at Thibaut. This design is from their boat house collection.
Nautical wallpaper from Steves Blinds and Wallpaper.