Friday, April 8, 2011

butterflies and stripes in a nursery.

this week, i painted in the nursery of a baby girl that will make her way into the world in june. her mom and dad have picked out the cutest bedding set, and i can't wait to share with you guys what i did for her "accent" wall.

first off, here is her bedding. isn't it great?
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i love it.

the accent wall that i painted will be across from the wall that her crib is on. it will have the chair for her to be rocked in, and the changing table. i hope that she enjoys looking at the stripes while she is being rocked :)
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lots of juicy purples, a soft yellow, and a white were used to create this fun wall. and, the great thing is that she will be able to grow into this look - even as a teenager!

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my #1 top for creating crisp stripes, by the way, is using a damp rag to wipe down the edge of your tape before painting. you will be able to see where all of the tape has been successfully pressed down, and you are safe to paint! i didn't do this on my first stripe, and you could really tell the difference.

across from the stripe wall is the "crib" wall. there is no crib there now, but there will be, and her mom plans to hang her name in letters over the bed. the butterflies were inspired by a mobile that her parents bought for her, and i love how they flutter above!

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also a couple fluttering (and landing) on the built in's.




19 comments:

  1. Love the stripes; but, could you repost the bedding pic? It's not showing up. I'm such a fan of these colors and would love to see it!

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  2. amanda - something's up with blogger...it should show now!

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  3. I couldnt really follow what you were saying about wiping the tape when you do stripes. Is this before you stick it?

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  4. sorry, anon - sometimes it's really hard to describe things on here! i put the tape up like i would normally, then once it's stuck where you want it, wipe it down with a damp cloth (paper towel or painters rag).

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  5. Where is that bedding from? It is absolutely adorb!

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  6. cocolo couture! i LOVED it. she had the cutest pillow, picture frames and mobile from there, too.

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  7. Beautiful! My friends just bought a house and are in the process of painting their 4 kids' rooms. She mentioned wanting to do random vertical stripes in purple and pink tones for their 2 girls. So I will definitely be showing her this post. Looks gorgeous... as always!
    : ) Have a good weekend girl!

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  8. so pretty! I love the suzani print!

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  9. Love the bold stripes! That is going to be one cute nursery, please update us with an after pic when its done!

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  10. I would also love to know the source of the bedding. It's GORGEOUS.

    I love the striped wall! It's not just a "typical" stripe...well done!

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  11. Love the stripes and unconventional nursery colors, a very fun space!

    Cathy

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  12. Super cute! I love that they used more "grown-up" colors for her nursery!

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  13. Beautiful stripes! that bedding is So beautiful and unique!

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  14. So pretty, and I love how she can grow into it. Aaron's nursery is so "babyish" right now; we'll be painting the walls red, and picking out a car bed before too long!

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  15. How did you determine the stripe pattern here or did you?

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