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Friday, May 29, 2009

Painting My Studio With My Ryan


After my studio switch I decided to do some painting...lots and lots of painting. I painted the walls this great light blue color (pictures don't show how pretty it is). Then I ran across The Selvedge Yard's blog and just knew I wanted to create something like what was created in a dressing room at a Lilly Pulitzer's store in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.


see more about the designers behind the dressing rooms at The Selvedge Yard's blog.







I started with my pretty blue...



then decided to mark off the squares so I was not all over the wall...


let the painting begin...


my eight year old son Ryan wanted to help me so we worked together...



I used a marker to write the names of the paint on the squares because it was much easier than using a paint brush. Plus the walls are all bumpy so I knew it would be smarter to use a marker...trust me on this!


I decided not to be a perfectionist and did the squares freehand and kinda loosey goosey. Especially handy while working with an eight year old!!

Lastly I decided to add some black outlines in the squares. No rhyme or reason to the lines which made messing up impossible.



Now I have twelve happy squares on my wall with great names like Razzleberry, banana yellow, mango, blueberry blue, valentine pink, sunflower yellow...gotta love that!




15 comments:

julie king said...

i simply adore this idea!!!!! how totally fun!! don't you just adore doing something "off the wall"? hee hee

lori vliegen said...

what a great project! and how FUN that your son helped you paint this wall!! it looks very happy and inspiring! :)

CourtneyP said...

Love Love Love this idea! It looks great. Hmmmm, now I want to do this somewhere too!

Alisa said...

Love it! It looks great!!

charkstudios said...

Isn't it great to "stamp" a room with your own personality? You did a great job!

e.beck.artist said...

yes, i DO love that!
very groovy cool wall

Chrissie Grace said...

I love this!!
How creative and fun...
and I'm sure your son had a blast:)

Kim Hambric said...

I love it! Those black outlines really finished it off. I'm wondering if I can pull off something like this. I have been a collector of paint chips for years and years.

Jill said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! it would make me happy every time I looked at it.

Laura said...

That's AWESOME! Its just happy to look at!

Houston's Weekly Chic said...

Just to echo the other comments...this is AMAZING! Very impressive, you are my idol! Can I feature this on my blog??

Claire Caudwell said...

Such a great idea and it looks like much more fun than normal painting of walls!

Big M blog said...

Really nice collection.I love your panting,Keep up it.I am looking forward more.

cata said...

GReat idea! So inspiring and very good your sense of non-perfection.
Cata

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

What a great idea! I love your wall--it makes me smile. I would love to feature this on my blog if it would be OK with you--I can see this being a fun solution for clients who struggle with paint color selection...no need to choose just one color!