12.05.2009

Mini makeover

A few days ago, I posted a little sketch I made and asked if anyone had any guesses as to what it was going to inspire. It looked like this:


Now, there were some good guesses. Most of you were right! I used it for a wall mural for a bedroom makeover in my room! I've been wanting to paint this mural on the wall for months. I saw something similar on a comforter set picture I saw at Target and thought, 'I can do that.' My room is pretty dull so I'm excited to have some interest added in there. I also seem to do all my painting projects when the hubs is out of town, cause he hates to paint....and he doesn't know I did this, so it'll be a surprise! (Unless he reads this blog while he's away - surprise honey!) Here's my bedroom BEFORE:



BTW, I have a terrible camera. Some day....but in the meantime, you'll just have to imagine these pictures with better lighting and clarity. Here's the design I came up with on the wall:



This is all that really came from the sketch...I free handed the rest to fill the space as I wanted it. Here it is after two coats of paint (which took forever, by the way!):



And here's the AFTER:



Again, the lighting is terrible, but you get the idea. I also have this cute green comforter set I got for a steal at Target a couple years ago that I put on the bed for accent. I really like it. And it cost me $5.

What do you think?

73 comments:

Emily said...

Oh my gosh! That is beautiful! I love that.... wish you could come do my walls like that.

Amy said...

that is pretty fab! love it!

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

I think it is absolutely postively spectacular -- I'm going to follow you, it's that GREAT!

Jane said...

Fantastic job on that mural! It looks great! It must have taken a steady hand and a lot of patience to do all that painting.
Jane

Jenny said...

I love the graphic punch of this paint detail! Really neat! And so well executed. And a five dollar comforter. Wow!

glor said...

Oh my goodness!!! How beautiful is your design and mural. I have to say you are quite amazing! Just love it.

Sarah said...

I wish I was as talented as you!!! It looks awesome!

Denise said...

Wow! That is pretty impressive! I love the statement it makes and that you were brave enough to do it. Great job.

Jennifer said...

That is gorgeous! You did a beautiful job. What a transformation it made in your room! :)

Kelly Howard said...

That is just about the most awesome thing EVER! You are such an artist...WOW! Come to my house, please?! I make good hot cocoa, lol!!!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

Way sexy - your hubby will love it! Or at least love the fact that he didn't have to help... ;)

Kayla said...

This is amazing! I love it! Great job!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

That looks great. I remember the winner of HGTV's design star doing something similar to this but I think she used a couple of colors. What a great focal point it makes.

Jamie said...

Wow! That looks soooo great!

Thanks so much for visiting & commenting on my blog!

KolentynePoppy said...

That is so lovely! I am TRULY inspired! Goin' to get my sketch book and pencil right now!!! Thank you for sharing this!!! ~ Kolein, NY

megan said...

LOVE it!!! This looks super great!!! I've been going to tackle something similar in our master & guest bath... so far tho all i've accomplished is my hall in our new house tho!

Becky said...

Wow!!! Amazing...can you come to my house????

Raquel, The Glamorous Life said...

this is great wow!!! good job! i have a few walls that need some work if you would like =)!!!

Jana said...

SOOO lovely! wow your such a talented artist! I had to laugh when your husband and mine sounded exactly alike and then you were all artsy and creative and rocked your room! sounds just like us!!! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Ok- so you didn't end up being above me on SITS but I came over anyway!! Your project is so neat! You are super talented. Happy Saturday Sharefest!!

Treasia Stepp said...

OMG I love this. I'm over from SITS and so happy to have found your blog. I wish I could come up with the guts to do this myself.

Robyn{Lee} said...

OMG, it's gorgeous!! Can you please come to my house now and do the same thing?! : ) Ha! Great job!

Tina said...

I just did a mini bedroom makeover to surprise my husband while he was traveling for work. Your blog is great! I'll be following you!

Check out the mini makeover that I did!
http://ttbowtique.blogspot.com/2010/03/how-to-surprise-your-husband.html

~yOuNiQuE727 said...

Hi, I just saw your work on Better After ~ you are fabulously talented. I too, wish you could come and do my walls like that. You have a great talent. GREAT JOB! Norma

*Katie May* said...

How did you get your lines so clean? Did you tape it off? I really want to do that

Meg said...

I love it! I want to do something like this for a wall in my family room. But, I have no artistic talent whatsoever! Where do you live, maybe you can come do it for me! Ha! J/K. Have a great day!

I would love for you to check out my blog for a fun spring block give away! Have a great afternoon!
alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

Yoli said...

Incredible! I wish I had courage to try something like this.

misssrobin said...

It's absolutely beautiful!

You are very talented and very brave.

CK said...

WOW!!! That is A-MAZING!!! AweSOME!

-CK

TheSublimeLife said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! Can I move in?!

Simoney said...

You are so clever! And I can't believe you got that comforter for $5!!
Unbelievable. You are so darn creative I might just have to go ahead and FOLLOW you!
Happy SITS day from New Zealand
xx
Luv Simone
@greatfun4kids
(ps I painted a mural for my daughter on her wall, but yours is way cleverer! So detailed!)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Wow! It totally changes the look of the room.

Crafty Housewife said...

It's amazing what a difference your mural makes in the bedroom, what a great idea!

Melissa aka Equidae said...

its lovely!

Simply Cintia said...

Wow, you are good! I'm showing some love from SITS. Congrats on being featured and on your gorgeous family. May God continue to bless you!

ranndomized said...

I love this mural! Can I hire you to make over my bedroom, which is still white after 6 years? :-D

Visiting from SITS!

Sandy said...

My goodness, that is beautiful! You are very talented!

Jean said...

WOW! I love it. I'm blown away! You did a phenomenal job!

Laura said...

Love the design. When my 2 girls were little, I painted a mural on their walls. Precious Moments for the baby (who is 14 now) & a ballerina bear on my oldest. That was the one thing I hated when we moved, because I couldn't take the walls with me & I knew someone would paint over my hard works...oh well!

Happy SITS Day!

peddlerofdreams said...

oh my GOD! That is beautiful!! Can you come do something like that for me too? ;-)
Dropping by from SITS --- have fun on your feature day! :)

Vivianne's Vista said...

Your mural came out gaaawjus! I'm almost tempted to pick up a paintbrush myself, but I have ZERO talent and I don't think my husband would appreciate a blob on our bedroom wall!

Congrats on your SITS feature.

Amy said...

This. Is. STUNNING! Oh, I need to learn how to do this.

PJ said...

Coming to you from SITS, I love your wall, that is gorgeous! I wish I had talent like that! Now I'm headed back to see who you have a "cougar crush" on! LOL!

God Bless!

PJ

Dixie Mom said...

I's say you are pretty amazing at that! Great job! Art on the walls is so much better then anything you can buy.

Stopping by from Sits...

Kristi said...

Wow, I am totally impressed! I am currently obsessed with revamping my livingroom right now, and it's spawning redecorating urges in other parts of the house. Having a home filled with your creative vision is the best!

Grams said...

Stopping by from SITS and I've just got to stop and say GORGEOUS!

Chelsea said...

Oooh very pretty! I love how it really finishes the room.

Stopping by from SITS.

barbara said...

very ambitious! and retro.
keep painting!

Christina said...

That turned out beautifully!

Leah Rubin said...

That is totally awesome and inspiring-- you have some real talent, so no more putting yourself down!

Congrats on your SITS day!

L.

Young Wife said...

Fantastic! I love that you were able to do so much for just $5!

The Drama Mama said...

WOW!! THat is absolutely gorgeous!!

Karen Peterson said...

I love the mural. It makes me want to do something fun with my bedroom walls. Kind of sucks being a renter, sometimes!

Untypically Jia said...

That is gorgeous!!!

Crissa Pollmann Robertson said...

That is amazing! It is so unique and personal. Wish I was that crafty!

Mariah said...

Wow!! Impressive! Can't wait to see what you do to the nursery!! :)

mommablogsalot said...

Wow that is just awesome! You did a GREAT job!

Jen said...

Wow, that is beautiful!!

Hanneke Nelson said...

I think it's awesome! It looks unbelievably beautiful. I want soemthing like that in my bedroom, too.

Happy SITS Day! Enjoy the comment love today.

Gillian said...

I love it. And I'd love to feature it on my site. I blog about homes and interiors and have a slot called 'Clever Clogs' in which I feature clever and inexpensive home decor tricks. Can you email me? I'm a SITS girl too. Gillian

Puanani503 said...

I love it!! I'm working on a similar wall project but for our living room. it's been in the works for a month. Yours is beautiful and elegant!! Now your newest follower from SITS!!

Mommyof2girlz said...

Stopping by from SITS Happy Feature Day! OMG love the mural. I have been wanting to do the same for a while but we're moving again so not this time...lol You did an amazing job!

Janet said...

I love it, it's gorgeous! You did a fabulous job.

Stopping by from SITS. :-)

Lynn said...

That is really cool and so unique. I have so many bare,ivory colored walls in my house and I'm so bad at picking out wall art...this would be a great alternative!

Happy SITS day!

dysblogger said...

Beautiful! I'm extremely envious of this mural "bad lighting" or no!

Kim said...

I think this is the best wall treatment/mural I've seen to date. Well done!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Wow, that's amazing! You are so incredibly talented!!! Can you come over and do that to MY bedroom? LOL

Sarah said...

You are so talented! Wow!! Your room looks great..love the colors, the mural...everything.

Here from SITS...and I'm glad I'm here. Your blog is wonderful!

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

Very cool mural! I love how it encompasses the bed and ties everything together.

Happy SITS Day!

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Minivan Mommy said...

I absolutely love your wall. I wish I could do something like that!

Lexi said...

HOLY CRAP... I FREAKIN' LOVE THIS!!!

You are amazing and I love what you did with the wall. I am about 9 months from getting married and more than anything, I just can't wait to have a house to decorate. I wish I was as artistic as you so I could do this!!!

Brandy said...

I need to do something like this in my bedroom...something to give it some character. Your room turned out great and you did an awesome job!

Missy said...

Wow. That is an amazing mural and you have some great talent. Would you like to come and do my daughter's bedroom? =)

Stopping by from SITS.

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