So its getting colder everywhere apparently. This past Friday we were hit with a “polar bomb” and its been cold ever since. AND we heard that our hometown had a freeze warning, so its cold even in the Cracker state. (As are the hopes of all Gator fans across this nation – until NEXT year….)
Being cold has its drawbacks like EVERYONE being sick in our house, but it also meant that I was able to stay inside and finally finish the mural.
That’s right! Phase 3: the mural is done! Now due to all the craziness, Phase 3 has become more than the mural, but its still the main event (in my mind; in Matt’s the main event is probably the window seat). So here it is!
The Inspiration – sorry, its blurry
The final product
Just kidding. That’s the one in the nursery. Its still my favorite – it took forever and I did it completely free hand. I was not so lucky with the Neverland mural. Why?
The Munchkin. And the Little Man.
Expediency was necessary, so I traced an image on the wall to help guide my painting. Even then it took a month to complete. Please don’t judge. I’m a hack anyways, so I should be pleased with good rather than concerned with perfection. As someone told me recently, both kids are alive? Its been a successful day. Finishing a mural is just the sprinkles on top! (I don’t like cherries. They are an unnatural red and have a weird aftertaste.) So here it is: a close-ish rendition of Neverland shadows.
So this needs some explanation. I was originally planning to make Big Ben detailed and drawn with perspective. Got mostly done only to feel like it didn’t match the flat, solid shadows. I revised it. Twice. The finished product (below) works but took a lot longer than was necessary for the product it is.
Munchkin made a Big Ben, too.
So here is an updated to do list:
Munchkin’s Peter Pan Room:
Clear out room: give extra furniture away, donate what we don’t need, etc.
Paint room a light grey
Touch-up white on trim
Settle on a color and paint inside of closet a different color
Remove accordion doors on closet and replace with curtains
Clean and arrange furniture
Paint mural on wall
Replace outlets and light switch covers
Build/install window seat and toy storage area complete with seat cushion
Build shelves for books in the closet
Set up reading nook in closet
Buy a bed
Find a kids table and chairs
- Hang art
- Make any extra decorations/art we need for the room: star garland, picture of Captain Hook, etc.
- Update lighting in the room
- Install curtains for the window
- Add any extra decorations (i.e. the giant Crocodile downstairs) to the room
- Applique anchor and stars on duvet cover
- Make shams and throw pillows
I’ll do pictures of the whole thing once it’s done (and straight). For now, here is the window seat!