A lot of folks are interested in the, for lack of a better word, stuff I am painting on some of my walls. I've got the concept on 3 rooms - the laundry room, the Master Bath, and the kids' Bath. Here's where I'll post the pics of them.
Here's what I've done in some of the rooms of the house. Mostly lots of color; some faux finishes.
Here is the concept sketch of the laundry room. I was inspired by Tomie dePaola's book Charlie Needs A Cloak, but the drawings are all mine, done freehand.
And, here's the wall in progress:
It's going to be very hard to get a picture of the completed wall - my laundry room is not that big!
So, I'm taking it in pieces....from the top of the washer and dryer. Very uncomfortable...but it's the only way to get pictures! *ahem* Here's an update on the progress:
The wall is finished!!!! Here are the last pictures:
I've now begun the kids' bathroom. We discussed it, and they decided they wanted a "fish" bathroom. So...........fish it is! These fish are loosely based on the Rainbow Fish drawings - but mine are nowhere near as beautiful!
I skipped the whole concept sketch this time, and went straight to the wall. Here it is after 2 hours or so (I used a pencil first to place the stuff, then went wild with the paint):
Again, it's going to be very hard to get a picture of the completed wall - the space just isn't conducive to a whole view shot.
So, again I'm taking it in pieces....use your imagination to visualize the whole thing. Oh, and this one will cover all 4 walls by the time I'm finished - I've only just started on this wall 'cause it is the biggest!:
This is the wall with the door in it - it's kinda awkward, but is turning out rather nicely, I think.
Here's the wall with the sink and toilet, and the wall over the tub.
AND....I give you full color! All that's left to do is the water-y background, but I'm not quite sure which way I'm going to go with it just yet. I also want to state that I am working with 6 colors of paint here, so I'm doing a lot of mixing. Think I need to go get more paint....
AND I give you the finished wall!!!! Water and all!! Insert Happy Dance here - I am finished with the fishies!! Some of the colors are off a bit...but you've seen them before. There's also no comments - just how much can you say about fish, anyway??
On July 18, 2005, I fell and broke my left wrist. (Let's just say that it was a series of unanticipated mistakes that happened simultaneously; I emerged battered but OK, there were no casualties, and the canine uprising was quelled.) Not wanting to live with a boring, solid green cast (they don't make tie-dye, can you imagine?) I had my Mother-In-Law jazz it up:
Here's a dresser I got from Freecycle. It's ugly, but I wanted it to store my quilting fabrics in. Ugly, I can deal with:
Once I decided on what I wanted, I went to work. The whole thing, discounting drying time, took maybe *3* hours. Tops.
Here's the full effect: