I had the wonderful privilege of painting murals in a little boy’s and soon-to-be-born-baby girl’s room yesterday. It’s hard enough to decorate a room for a boy and a girl, but coming up with mural ideas? That would’ve been quite a challenge for me, but luckily Mommy already had ideas of what she wanted.
When we first met she had this wonderful drawing of a rocketship. What little boy wouldn’t love his own rocketship mural over his bed? I neglected to take a picture of the baby girl’s side – shooting stars and twinkles.
We set the date for yesterday, as long as Baby Girl didn’t decide to make an early arrival!
I started with a chalk sketch on the wall. Chalk works great because Mommy could then see the size, position and placement of Little Boy’s rocketship and it wipes off easily.
Now over to the Baby Girl’s corner –
The stars were painted with Gold, Pale Gold and a little of the Purple for shading. The Gold has more of a yellow cast in these pictures than in person for some reason. Using the Pale Gold, which is a soft metallic yellow, gave some nice highlights to the stars and starstreams.
A growth chart for the kids that combines both murals. Mommy had a great idea to mark height – write on little stars and then glue them on the chart. Wouldn’t that be cute? Much better than plain ol’ lines, I think.
This gives me an idea. I never have pictures of babies after I paint a nursery mural. You know how OBGYN’s have picture walls of all the babies they deliver? Maybe I’ll start a little file of babies in front of their murals. Fun, huh?
Do your kids share a room? How did you decorate? Do you have some tips and ideas to share? We’d love to see your pictures!
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Have a great weekend!