painting a mural. apparently.. lol *dec 13* baseboards!!!

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painting a mural. apparently.. lol *dec 13* baseboards!!!

Postby Susy07 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:31 pm

i didnt know this forum existed! anyways. heres my nursery so far. dh decided he wanted me to paint this picture as a mural on the wall.. 8O

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ill take it as a compliment that he thinks ill be even remotely able to reproduce this.

here is a collage of some of the initial painting of primer and non mural walls

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and heres a pic of the layout cuz the collage confused some ppl already

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heres the innitial pencil drawing i did of the trees and wutnot. which took about an hour at least. and then about 10 mins later i realized it was pointless cuz i wud have to do the background first and then the trees overtop. and that wud cover up my pencil drawing

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heres the first coat of paint

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and heres the second. which became kinda thick and some of the paint started sagging and running after a few mins so i hope its not ruined.

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added most of the lites. just working on some blending and wut not.
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i added that lil corner of the lites on the far left. and i redid the swirly part.

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ive added some of the trees. and i had left those 2 hills white but it was showing thru the trees so i painted it blue as an undercoat. but it will be pretty much black.
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added some detail
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added more detail to teh trees. the mural is essentially finished. i did one more coat on the non mural wall and did a light blue primer inside the closet (was tempted to keep it taht way) but now added a first layer of dark blue paint. i used only a brush, which took a long time, but rollers waste paint and i dont have much left)
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heres the bedding

its a 9 peice set. u get everything except the lamp, the wall decorations, and the mobile.
u do get
comforter
fitted sheet
2piececurtain
skirt
bumber
diaper holder
toy holder
pillow

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oct 5
ok. so the first pic is wen i had only primer'd the closet.
the next 2 pics are how it looks now. very messy cuz tyler has to finish teh change table etc..

i have put at least 8 LAYERS of paint inside that closet. with a brush b/c i wud need 4 layers with the roller and i defo didnt have enough paint for that. rollers waste so much paint.
but now im running out of paint as it is and the closet STILL looks like crap.
wut do u think shud i just paint back over it wit primer and leave it a light blue? i think it looks cute light blue.
but its just like wut happened wen i pencilled in all those trees and then had to paint over them.

such a waste..

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so i painted the inside lite blue again. wasted all that effort on the dark blue. but i like how it turned out. still workin on that shelf u see leaning there.
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dec 9th update

our new rocker glider recliner
u can see most of the cloth diapers in the drawer there. the zebra bag is my wetbag. its got 12 more cloth diapers lol.
the tupperwear bin has my homebirth kit :)

getting the baseboards and window trim on saturday :)

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we got teh baseboards and window trim!! thanks FIL!!!
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Postby bren » Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:20 am

Wow, all I gotta say is you rock! And I thought my few white stripes were impressive! I can't wait to see the finished nursery!!!
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Postby Susy07 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:17 am

thanks bren :)
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Postby BlueLily » Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:52 am

Wow, I'm impressed blondie. I bet it will look awesome when you are done! I can't wait to see the finished pictures. :D
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Postby Susy07 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:53 am

thanks blue :) im gonna try work on it today but dh is gonna be home soon and i never get much done with him home.. lol
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Postby mrstreenall » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:29 am

Wow that is going to look so cool! Do you have more pictures? I'd love to see a ton of "in process" pictures. I think murals are awesome!
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Postby Susy07 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:36 pm

thanks. heres an update. done most of the lites themselves. still workign on some blending. especially on the right side.

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Postby hopingin2007 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:33 pm

8O wow that is very impressive 8O

I will be waiting to see the finished picture!
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Postby Susy07 » Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:00 pm

thanks hun. thats sweet of u
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Postby mrstreenall » Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:54 am

Thats so cool! What I like is that it's a mural that can grow with your little boy.

What kind of bedding and furniture do you have picked out?
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Postby Susy07 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:06 am

we were thinking we shud get a light coloured crib and change table otherwise the room wud be so dark.. we have this set in mind. from walmart.

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but recently dh was thinking dark wood mite be ok. the dark wood cribs are soo nice. so we duno yet. no rush yet. the walmart crib is a new item and will be around for a while.
we have no idea wut we will do for bedding.
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Postby mrstreenall » Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:30 pm

Thats a really cute set! Yes I was definitely going to suggest getting lighter furniture. You should go with a light lime green bedding. I think that would really look nice with the mural.
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Postby Susy07 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:47 pm

yea ur right. it wud bring out the colour in the lights eh? thanks for the suggestion.

wut sux is that we waited til we knew the sex cuz we thot we were gonna make the bedroom very specific to teh sex and its turning out completely neutral. we could have started on the room way earlier. altho i didnt have much time back then since i was still working.. .. but yea.
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Postby mrstreenall » Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:55 pm

I know what you mean. We we wanted super gender specific stuff... and we fell in love with a completely neutral set. Oh well..

You could always find a lime green and blue set. That way it'd feel a little bit more "boy"
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Postby hopingin2007 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:28 pm

I think the lighter furniture would go better too, but that is just MO
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