Thursday, February 18, 2010

Nursery in the Clouds

When we first moved into our home, Handyman refinished a small attic room which we turned into a nursery when my oldest was born. I always liked the room, but it didn't have that special flair which declared it a child's room.

(Well, other than the "flair" that accompanies children by way of messy toys, diapers on the floor, the faint aroma of puke long-removed, and clothes everywhere.)

I was at the Dollar Tree a few months ago and I found some beautiful butterfly stickers that really tickled my fancy, so I bought three sheets of stickers which I decided to use on the ceiling/walls of the nursery. (If these are moths don't tell me and let me continue to live in denial.)
First I painted the walls/ceilings blue with some leftover paint from another room of the house. If I'd had my first choice I would have picked a lighter sky blue, but I wanted to keep this project cheap. Also, I figured this way I could use the same bucket of leftover paint for touch-ups in each room.

After the paint dried, I used some leftover white trim paint to dry-brush clouds. This was surprisingly easy. I tried to layer the clouds and give them depth by alternating the intensity of the white.
I could not ever be accused of being an artist, so this was a huge accomplishment for me!
Total cost? $3! Breanna loves looking at all her butterflies, and every time I pick up Gabe in that room he reaches for the ceiling and says, "Pwetty! Pwetty!".
Ahhhh, the perfect sort of compliment to an afternoon's hard work!


Sereknitty said...

Oh my, when I saw the title of your post, I though you might have an announcement to make???

The butterflies are gorgeous and I love the clouds you painted.

Ellen said...

Ha ha .... I thought the same thing as "Sereknitty" ---- The room is gorgeous though. Love it.

Acornbud said...

Nice work! It really is a cute room.

'Melissa Cleo' said...

Absolutely CREATIVE GENIUS!!! ;)