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!

4 comments:

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!!! ;)