Sunday, March 11, 2012

Handpainted Children's Bedroom

This sweet little sunroom
now embraces the grandchildren
snug in their beds.

What was once all white wicker and plants
is now a Full Moon Yellow
and Candy Apple Red.

My friend was inspired by her Swedish roots and Carl Larsson design
to remake the room a refuge for her grandchildren.
What a cheery little spot.

The names of the kids are all around the tops of the windows
with vine woven in and out.

I have some paint tips here
if you would like to get the look.

First, plan the placement of the names.

One trick I love to use is sketching with glaze first.
Dip your flat brush in glaze only (no paint)
and freehand your letters.
You can easily wipe it off and redo as many time as you want.  
No big.
It's great because you can see the lettering design and placement with just the glaze.
Nice, no commitment until you are ready.
Then when you get it how you like it, add a little paint to your glaze
and just paint over the lines you've already outlined.
Braver, braver, and then as much paint as you want.
I switched from a flat brush to a liner brush at the end to get the little curls.

And here are some video tips for painting the vine

This video demonstrates painting with a liner brush.
For a larger vine you could use a 1/2" flat brush and roll the brush
between your fingers and drag in the same way.

Sweet personalized sentiment
makes for a "cherry on top"
this little sunroom redo.

Your comment is welcome here.


Christie said...

This room is adorable! Love your blog - thanks for sharing. HUGS... and stitches

Deb Hrabik said...

Thanks so much for your encouragement! Since this blogging is new to me, I really appreciate your feedback.

Ann said...

My two favorite and yellow....Awesome! Love it and your tips on painting.

Deb Hrabik said...

I love that combination too. Cozy and Cheerful at the same time. Thanks for stopping by!