Tuesday, March 22, 2011

trellis wall + painted baby nursery furniture

the past couple of days, i've been working on a nursery for a little baby girl that will make her way into the world in may. her parents commissioned me to paint a crib & changing table set they bought on craigslist, and to do a patterned wall where her crib will be.

they painted the "accent" wall a pale pink, and the rest of the walls are white.

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i borrowed the pattern from centsational girl's trellis wall, and i made my own stencil. as you can see, mika helped:

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it's a very subtle pattern, but i like it! so soft and feminine. as usual, the colors in the photos do not do the room justice, but hopefully this gives you a nice idea. i'm trying to figure out white balance on the program that i use for my camera, but i've yet to do that. anyone know how to do it with the canon rebel "digital photo professional" program? if so, email me!


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i love this pattern in the soft colors, but think it could be great in a bright orange or another color with the white trellis pattern, too!


i also white-washed the crib and changing table for them:
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17 comments:

  1. Love the wall! looks fantastic :)

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  2. Beautiful. It looks like the walls are covered in ribbons. I love how it came out!

    A little and big girls dream come true!

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  3. Kristen,
    I'm working on a nursery and am about to attempt to paint a crib. I was wondering if you used any sort of special paint (like no VOC) or any poly sealer. I'm trying to minimize any paint off-gases, but make sure the finish will be safe and stand up to teething, scratching, etc. We are adopting so I won't know the sex of the baby, but I wanted you to know that the stenciled grey and pink girls nursery and the birch trees boy nurseries are my inspirations! Thanks for sharing all that you do!

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  4. My goodness, how many projects do you work on everyday? No wonder you are so skinny. These are fabulous as always.
    Connie
    http://thecrafterbug.blogspot.com/

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  5. Beautiful work
    You must have SO much patience.
    I'm working on a chevron design in my dresser and it's wearing my patience.

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  6. I've always wanted to try stenciling a wall with a simple repeating pattern like that - would you do a post on how you cut the stencil and tips for applying to a wall?

    I love your work but live pretty far from ATL so any DYI suggestions would be so helpful!

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  7. loves it! so awesome- Im such a fan of the stencil to look like wall paper painting- its totally awesome- it's on my to-do list!

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  8. Hi! I'm such a big fan of your work, I check your blog every day!
    Like my fellow reader above, I would also love to see a post with tips on how to cut and apply a stencil to the wall. I'm obsessed with it since I saw the gray-on-gray wall you did on a bedroom wall a while ago. It would be so much easier if I lived in Atlanta... I would just hire you!

    Keep up the good work! You are a great inspiration!

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  9. Do you have a how to create your own wall stencils? I wasn't able to find it anywhere and i've always wanted to be able to make my own! Great work!

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  10. So pretty Kristen, you do such an amazing job!

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  11. Great choice.. I really like your work and the color combination is very nice.. I am wondering to see the complete picture of your room..

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  12. Hello,
    Nice work done.. The crib looks great. Waiting for your complete project..
    Best of luck!!

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  13. Your work is so impressive. I like the color and the furniture that you have there and planning to put there.

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