Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rope Wall for a Nautical Nursery

I'm so excited to share this project with you guys! I truly enjoy my job, and the thing I probably enjoy most is coming up with new, fresh ideas that I've never done before (or never seen done by anyone else). Times like these are when I have the most fun, and feel the most creative, which is what makes this gig awesome.

My client told me that she and her husband were pulling together a nautical-themed nursery for their baby boy, in navy, white, khaki and lime. They wanted to leave the walls khaki, but other than that, I had a blank slate. I did a little searching under the term "nautical", and came up with this image from Pinterest:

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I adored the rope pattern on the invite, and sent it to my client as a possibility for the inspiration for the pattern on the wall. She liked the idea, so we went with it!

Here is the nursery "before"
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All of the cute nautical elements were there, but I really think the "rope" patterned wall pulls it all together!

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First, I painted the white pattern, then went in and did all the little navy details with a brush. The plain white pattern looked like this:
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All the little navy lines tone it down a bit.

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I adore her navy rocker with the white piping, along with the chartreuse table skirt. And how great is the little lamp?

(ps, don't know where anything is from, sorry!)

15 comments:

  1. aw, thank you! it was a fun one :)

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  2. WOW! Very kewel....how long did it take you?

    That lamp is kewel too! ;)

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  3. Wowza!! that is incredible. Def. one of my favorites. How long did that take?!?! Looks like it would take the average person weeks to finish! Love it.

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  4. Ahoy! Super stunning and original! One of my favorite things you've done.

    That lamp is the bee's knees, too.

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  5. Nice! Did you have a stencil, or just freehand the white part? And, what patience that must have taken to paint ALL the blue parts the right angle to indicate roundness.

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  6. That is amazing! I love this rope pattern!

    Thanks for sharing with us.

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  7. That would have taken such a long time, you have incredible patience and a steady hand! You are so so so talented Kristen :)

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  8. Rob- I made a stencil! It was a roundish piece, that I moved down vertical lines that i drew all the way down the wall, evenly spaced apart. the navy lines took the longest! :)

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  9. Wow,that really makes the room fabulous!
    Connie

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  10. This looks AWESOME!! And time consuming :)

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  11. This is spectacular! Such a fun, unique look. I love it!

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  12. So cute...I can't imagine putting all of those squiggly navy blue lines on...you must have almost gone blind on that one!

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