Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sisters' Room

I got the green light to start my next project on the house, so I am posting pictures of my last project, since I am now "done." (I may do up the inside of their closet and make a valance for the closet curtains, eventually.)

In the girl's room, I was originally going to do arctic animals in pajamas (like the storybook, God Gave Us You), so the wall colors are linden (blue), willow leaf (green), and violet evening (purple). The ceiling also is blue. However before I got around to doing anything other than painting the walls, I came across a coloring book with cute little fairy girls that looked like Kayleigh. I was inspired.

Here's what resulted:
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First I free-hand drew the murals:
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Then I painted:
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(Thomas thinks this "during" shot portrays an odd skin condition.)
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(don't these look like Kayleigh?)
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Then I decided I needed new curtains to go with the bright colors:
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Which inspired the border (which nearly killed me in the mathematical computations and meter-stick and pencil drudgery) but turned out nice:
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My grandmother made the curtains and the dust ruffle on the crib (dollar bin fabric). I made the crib sheet. The nifty butterflies on the curtains were less than two dollars each at Hobby Lobby.
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I had to buy the glitter paint for the wings and the glow-in-the-dark paint for the fireflies, but I had or mixed most of the other paint.
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I painted the unicorn painting:
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So, it was all pretty cheap. I did most of the painting during Jett's nap time, and it was fun.

I should do the boys' room next, but I'm not inspired yet. So, my next project is the bathroom. I get to buy a new vanity and sink! I'm so excited.

3 comments:

Jerri Phillips said...

I love that room! It is the perfect little girls' room! You need to a picture of the fireflies in the dark, though. That is WAY cool!

Eric said...

I didn't know you are an artist? I am still waiting on your new found calling people skills!

Eric and Jessica said...

I love being able to see the finished product! (Blogs are so fun!) I remember you had started sketching the fairies last time we were there.
I am very impressed you found time to do this with all your little ones. My mom and sister painted Elijah's room while I had to keep him and Klaus happy.