Monday, December 5, 2011

Princess Room a Big Sneak Peek!


Moving into a new house doesn't leave much time for blogging but I am excited to give you a glimpse into what I have been working on the last couple of weeks. The first project I have tackled in the new house is my 5 year old daughter's room. I wanted to do something more then paint  the walls and had researched DIY mural's. I was happy to find several options from paint by number, wall stickers, and wall stencils. I showed my daughter several different styles from fairy's to garden themed but she was adamant about having a princess room. I decided to go with My Wonderful Walls Perfectly Princess Stencil Kit, (see coupon code below) I liked the number of stencils and thought with this I could really create a "Kingdom" in the room. The stencil kit arrived very quickly and included brushes and a color suggestion chart. I changed up the colors slightly but only in the shades of the particular colors. I started out painting the  backdrop for the stencils, a sky and hill scene. I have to say finding the perfect sky and hill color took me some time. I had planned on painting the sky portion pink but my daughter told me "the sky is not pink it is blue" and she wanted her sky to be blue too. Okay, finding a sky blue color that wasn't to blue, gray, or loud was a process but I finally found it and it is beautiful!! I chose Serene Sky by Behr and for the hills I chose Peridot. Once the room was painted (thanks to the help of my sister and hubby) I decided to add addition depth to the hills and faux painted them.

On to the stenciling, I had some concerns with how the stencils would work on my textured walls. I spoke with the owner of my wonderful walls and he did say they would work but that it would had some bleed through. It did have bleed though but I had plenty of background color and it was easily touched up. I will show this to you in the pictures below. The hardest touch up was on the faux painted hills because it wasn't just a solid color that I could dab into but I figured it out. It took me quite a few days to complete the room but I am so pleased with the results. I think I would have been done sooner but I really wanted to add a little more detail to the images and I went back and added shading and detail to the princess dresses. It is not necessary to do that because the stencils on there own are loving but I do like the effect he added detail gives. If you are looking for something to make your child's room special I would recommend My Wonderful Walls.  I am giving you just a sneak peak into the painting of the room because the room isn't fully put together yet. I havent' decided on curtains and bedspread just yet. I will be back this week with the "BIG" reveal! Once this room is complete I will be starting on my son's room which is a Pirate theme, I just order his mural which is a paint by number Pirate Map Mural.  Well I hope you enjoy this little sneak peak!

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Before:

Painting:
Adding the faux touch:
 Bleeding Through
 Touched up
 Finished Painting:



 Just a little detail:
 The three requested Princesses all dressed up!



I hope you enjoyed looking at my blog today. I will be back in a few days to share the completed room with you!


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3 comments:

  1. Hi, I just found you from Met Monday - you have done a super job with this room!! I'm working on my boys' bath and while it's going ok, I'll look at the stencil site (thanks!). I still have their rooms to do, too! I'd love for you to share this at my link party tomorrow. Tuesday's Nursery is for all ages of kids decor and held 1st Tuesday each month. Welcome to blogland - following you! Have a great week. Nan
    PlayfulDecor.blogspot.com

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  2. What a cute room! I can't wait to see with the furniture inside! I bet your daughter loves it - my children loved the murals I did for them when they were younger!

    Sue

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