I did this last summer but thought I’d share it will you all now.
My friend Nikki has a beautiful baby named Riley and when she was expecting she wanted to do something special for her nursery.
Nikki and Dave did a great job on her room. They created a beautiful stripe detail on the wall that gives the room a real custom feel. Dave even refinished his childhood dresser to match the dark wood of Riley’s crib. He did an amazing job and maybe I can post some pictures of that with more details if I harass them for some before and after pics.
There are a lot of pictures out there of white silhouette tree murals for nurseries. I don’t have exactly which pictures they showed me but if you google you can get lots of variations on the same idea.
If you wan to tackle a mural I would say a single color mural is the easiest way to start.
To do this mural, I had an image for reference and I used a plain piece of white chalk to sketch it out. There are projection methods and even home-made projection options like this one if you are more comfortable tracing.
The projection method also creates more options, as you aren’t limited by your own drawing capabilities.
Nikki’s tree idea was within my range of capabilities so I went for it. Using chalk is a great way because you can simply wipe off changes/mistakes with a damp cloth as you work out your sketch.
Of course I don’t have a picture of that.
Once I chalked it on the wall, I painted it. Like I said painting in one single color is an easy way to do a wall mural and actually looks a lot more modern (in my humble opinion).
Nikki and Dave did a great job on the whole room and I was thrilled to contribute!
See that little toy box by her crib? I made that too. Tutorial coming soon!
One last thing:
Nikki and Dave allowed me to share the rooms’ best feature with you all:
Riley Paige! Is she cute or what?
Thanks for stopping by!
“Til next time friends!