Yay! This job is finally underway and I think it is going to be a lot of fun. I will be painting in 3 sisters bedrooms and also extending a mural in a bathroom that I did a few years ago in this house. The girls are all very excited and were very involved in the planning. There are actually four sisters in this house, but the youngest will have her room done next Spring, for her 6th birthday. She is very excited about me being at the house and keeps checking on me throughout the day. I think I'm going to have to paint just a little something in her room before I leave so she will not feel left out. She wants a horse mural when it is her turn, but she also likes dogs a lot.
I have done a lot of work in this home during the past 6 years. Today I just ran around and quickly snapped a few photos of the upstairs where I am working.
I think I did this last year or maybe 2 years ago. I still love it. Very bold. It's a large room. The other walls are painted a deep eggplant color and one is painted a deep orange, the colors you see in the concentric circles. This stencil can be order from the Stencil Library.
I did this soft limestone finish on the walls in part of this hallway and in the two story foyer which you start to see on the far right. I came back about a year or so later and did the stripes in the remainder of the hallway. They are done using the same limestone finish for one stripe and alternating with a Lusterstone stripe.
The first room I am working in, is the Jungle Room. This room belongs to an 8 year old girl. The pink walls will be changed to orange and the ceiling will be blue with clouds. I worked on the ceiling today. This is the "Before Picture".
The Jungle will be in this corner, extending on the left wall about 2 1/2 feet and then over onto the right wall for about 5 feet. It will fade out on either side, into the orange walls. It is supposed to rain Saturday (what else is new here in the Boston area?!), so I am planning on working at least an half day to get the Jungle going.
This is my new favorite beverage of choice! I've never been a lover of soda or carbonated drinks, but this is lightly carbonated and just tastes great! It was my reward today after I completed 2 coats of blue on this ceiling. :-)
Well if you hang in there with me for the next few posts of boring prep work, you will soon start to see some real fun happening on these walls and ceilings!