Monday, July 25, 2011

chinese lanterns nursery!

Happy Monday! Last week, I painted this nursery for a sweet little girl that is making her way to live with her new family here in Atlanta. She will come all the way from China, so her mom and dad wanted to give her some Chinese lanterns on her nursery walls. I thought it was such a cute idea, and this is how I did it:

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there are cherry blossoms on the lanterns, and a big cherry blossom "blooms" from the top right corner of the room.

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10 comments:

  1. You are so clever, seriously I want lanterns in my room now!

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  2. someone will want a version of this in their eating/dining area. betcha!!
    great job

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  3. I LOOOOOOVE this one! So stinkin' cute! Man, I wish you lived closer to my plain old house!

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  4. Awwww, I'm really loving this one! It's not something so usual like a lot of nursery's I see online. I could see this being something a child can grow into.

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  5. Kristen, do you sand the texture off of the walls before you paint them? I'm wondering if I sanded down the texture from the walls in my house, if it would show more small hairline cracks during the dry Texas summers. Most homes in Texas on slab foundations shift during the summer and create small cracks in the walls, then by fall and winter, you can't tell where the hairline cracks were. What is your experience with the lack of texture on the walls, does it show imperfections easier? How time consuming is sanding down all that texture, and what's you cleanup process like after the dust settles?

    I love the chinese lanterns by the way!

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  6. absolutely gorgeous!!
    you are so clever.
    cheryl xox.

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  7. I read your blog all the time but only comment every now and again. I especially love how sweet these lanterns are - you have such a gift!

    Katy (Savvy in the City)

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