Now this was only my second time doing a mural-my first one I painted was when my friend Cara asked me to paint a huge Eiffel Tower in her hot pink bathroom-now that was fun! Since I had a little experience and success with the first one, I decided to try it again!
|The quilt that inspired me|
So, to go along with our pale yellow walls and gray trim, I found this gorgeous quilt with darker yellow and gray tones with a nice flower pattern. I decided to reproduce some of those shapes and patterns on my walls.
I used Permapaque metallic pigment markers-for $5.99 at Hobby Lobby-very long-lasting, smooth and easy to use. I wasn't concerned with perfection, just eyeing the quilt and drawing away. (I knew I had more of my yellow wall paint as back-up if I REALLY messed it up...) But I didn't!
I then filled in some of the shapes with a darker yellow and some of the gray trim color, and I was done!
Across from my mural is the built-in vanity, which I painted that rainwater color I love, with gray trim along the base. I used silver paint marker to draw in little birds on a vine on the drawers and some flower patterns on the top cabinets. I love that I can see the reflection of my mural when I look in the vanity. I am so happy with the results of my artsy little corner.