I hope this inspires others to do their own nurseries as well. Remember your imagination is your only limit.
Step 1: Things you will need
- Step ladders and short ladders
- various sized brushers for deatail and larger coverage
- paint trays and paint pallets
- paint rollers for large areas
- painters tape (1" and 2")
- paint stirrers
- paint can openers
- paint (various colors)
- rulers and tape measures
- reference images
- cups for paint and water for rinsing
- paper towels
- drop cloths
- hammer to reseal paint cans
- radio and ipod for tunes while you paint (optional)
- lots of help and time
I don't really have a picture of all of the supplies, but you get the idea.
Step 2: Clear the room, tape off and sketch outlines
Step 3: Get paint
You can see the buckets of paint in the mirror.
Step 4: Start with the big areas
BE SURE TO VENTALATE THE ROOM FOR FUMES. ALSO IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, MAKE SURE YOU GET THE OK FROM YOUR DOCTOR TO DO ANY PAINTING OR ACTIVITY.
We started off with the big areas to start painting and give guidelines. think of it kind of like painting an animation cell. We worked with base colors and added layers over them then finished with black detail lines. These areas we stated with were the sky, tree trunks, leaves and grass areas. We were able to use the rollers and large brushes on thes areas.
Sky was first since it was the lightes color. Next we started to add the brown for tree trunks and green for grass and leaves.
Step 5: Start on leaves and grass blades
Lordy did it take a lot of time!!!!!!!!
Step 6: Start on white and yellow areas
The sea was a little more tricky and I had to mix several colors to get the shades and look li needed.
Step 7: More detail on trees and characters
Step 8: Add border to bottom of murals and touch up
Step 9: Add funiture and accessories
The blinds we got from Lowes, the tall dresser and crib from direct buy, the rocking chair was a gift. the bookcase and short dresser we had me downs, and the nightstand was a dresser made by my husbands father when he was little. The box selves are finds from the thrift store. I have also made a lamp and a curtain, but they are not in the pictures.
Thanks to letting me share. It was a labor of love and I know I will cry when my little guy wants to paint over it.