Two years ago I decided to paint a giant black and white flower mural on our bedroom wall. It was a really fun project and a SUPER cheap way to transform our bedroom (and our co-sleeping arrangement) into something pretty! Recently I got that old familiar "itch" that I get from time to time- the desire to paint over the wall and update the room.
While I LOVED the back and white wall, for me, creativity (even painting giant walls) is more about the journey than the destination. Oddly, I never get that attached to the things I make, it's more about the moment when inspiration hits and I just need to get my ideas out. It truly is ALL about love and passion for the creative process.
It's been super fun living with the painted wall and I have lots of photos to capture the magic and fun of Lucy playing, reading, and snuggling beneath that wall but I love change (especially with decor) even more! This last weekend I FINALLY had some time in my schedule to paint a new mural. And this time around, I wanted flowers again but I wanted BIG color and LOTS of it! Here is a peek into the process:
I used rollers and large brushes to get that first layer of color down and the old mural covered up.
Ok random stuff for those who will ask:
The wall measures 8 x 12 feet
We used to have a king bed and a full bed pushed together to make one large bed. Now we have just the king bed.
I did not use black pen on the wall for the details and fine lines because a.) our wall has texture and pen just doesn't work well b.) I've found that back pen is really hard to cover up if you decide to paint over it. If and when I decide to paint over the wall (yes it will happen) I know that it's WAY easier to cover up black paint then black permanent pen.
Head on over HERE for some of the best tips I can give for painting big
I also have an online class called Larger Than Life that is a great introduction to getting started creating big!