Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ali's Room

When I started my business, Off The Wall Murals, almost 15 years ago, the majority of my work was done in children's rooms. There were of course the occasional  faux finishing jobs. I much prefer the kids rooms! Faux finishing is more tedious than creative and if I'm going to get covered in paint, I'd prefer it be over a creative endeavor.
 A few years ago things changed and I was rarely doing kids rooms. I was still doing some faux finishing but the majority of my work had switched to glazing kitchen cabinets. I love the outcome, but once again it is more of a tedious job than a creative one.
I was talking to someone a couple of weeks ago after I got yet another call about glazing cabinets, and I told them, "all I want is to do a kids room!"
Well, ask and you shall receive!!!
Michelle Enigenberg of Interior Designs by ME called me about doing some work in a little girl's room that she was designing. When we met and talked about her vision for the room, I was giddy!
The little girl's name is Ali. She is a precious 3 year old. I had so much fun painting for her today.
The room is still waiting for window treatments and a few other things but here is the result of my fun day...

The Before...



Three walls in the room are painted a light pink.
The wall behind the bed is a darker pink. On the darker pink wall, I painted an A for Ali.

I added a flower that matches the bedding behind the A.
Michelle added a little bling to the A and the flower once it was dry.



On one of the lighter pink walls, I added 5 flowers that go with the bedding. 
One of the flowers is over 6 feet tall!




There is going to be a chair that will be upholstered in a green leopard print. I painted some of the leaves to match the leopard print fabric. Here you can see the fabric swatch and some of my leaves...

I added one more flower to another wall...


There is nothing better than loving what you do and having a happy customer!
I think her expression says it all...

I will post more pictures when the room is completed.

40 comments:

  1. come by and paint on my walls!!! I really, really like this!! How fun for a lucky little girl!

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  2. How cute! Your work is beautiful, and your daughter is adorable! My daughter is turning 16 and wants her room re-done. We're in the middle of negotiating color choices, etc!

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  3. What a great job! saw you on link party, now following you via google and fb, Karima x www.karimascrafts.com

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  4. That is so amazing. :) I would love it if you came over and shared in on
    FamilyTime Tuesday



    Janice
    Celebrating Family

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  5. What a darling mural! Love the bling. I'll have to try that soon.

    Stopping by from Someday Crafts. Love meeting other muralists!

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  6. Very cute! I've always wanted to do this in my daughters room and you've shown me how! Thanks!

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  7. This is adorable. I envy your painting skills!

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  8. This is GORGEOUS! I love it and jealous of your skills! That is one lucky little girl! Found you through Lil Luna!

    Kelly

    PS- I am hosting a giveaway on my blog right now for a custom ruffle skirt and would love for you to come enter!

    http://livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com/2011/07/review-and-giveaway-cotton-candy-gifts.html

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  9. I keep thinking of doing something like this whenever I rock in the rocking chair in my daughter's room. Yours looks fantastic! I really should give it a go!

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  10. Lovely! Ali seems to love it also.

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  11. How precious you should make one of the flower stems a growth chart

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  12. So sweet, I love the hand painting, you are so talented!

    Carlee

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  13. The flowers are very sweet. I love the initial on the wall as well! So cute!

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  14. The most adorable girly room I've ever seen! Fabulous job. I'm here from Kim's party and I'm a new follower. Hope you stop by for a visit sometime!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  15. Love the gems you used to accent your incredible artwork!

    Your newest follower,

    Heather @ Fake-It Frugal

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  16. wow-love those flowers! such a great addition to this room.

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous! I love that everything was carefully thought out, like matching the leopard print and the bedding with features on the wall. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. That's adorable! Look at that smile--I'd call it a success. I love those flowers--so simple and elegant. Great job!

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  19. Thanks for sharing your flowers at Pinkalicious Thursday. They are darling and I LOVE the bling! My husband painted a very girly painting for me and I added rhinestones to it when he was done!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    XOXO,
    Tasha

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  20. I love it! My daughter has the exact same bedding. I better not show her these awesome flowers or she'll want some!

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  21. Beautiful! Love the bling, too. I saw you at Truly Lovely's blog hop. I am now following you and liking your FB page. Have a good one!

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  22. SO pretty! You do amazing work!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up to “Strut Your Stuff Sunday” on our blog!! We appreciate it! :)

    Kristine
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  23. What an adorable DIY project! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Happy Monday!

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  24. What little girl wouldn't love this?! So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing with Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop, I am co-hosting this week and I am so happy I found you there!

    creativecarmella.blogspot.com

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  25. Very pretty!!! Love the way it came out!! I am visiting from C.R.A.F.T. and I am a new follower! Hope you have a great day and I look forward to seeing you around soon!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  26. Great job! Thank you for linking up last week at Sew Woodsy! Please come back tomorrow and link up your most recent project!

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  27. wow! great job!! i love the detail, and the few hints of "bling" :)

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  28. I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)

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  29. Great Job! I featured you today at my party.

    Feel free to grab a button for your blog, if you'd like:

    http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/07/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-party_27.html

    DaNita

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  30. what a lovely mural for such a beautiful princess! we love this so much we are featuring this tomorrow on the blog. Do grab the featured button if you fancy so. votation starts tomorrow, too.

    have a lovely weekend!


    Hugs,
    Lelanei

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  31. What a cute girl's room!!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!! I would love it if you joined me again tomorrow! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  32. SOOO DARLING!! i bet she LOVES it!!! thanks for sharing:)

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  33. I visited ones in Irish and found same home. It was my one of the nearest classmate 's home and I enjoyed their lot. We shared lots of old remembrance. You reminds my old days, These home was same as that.
    r4 card

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  34. uww see the joy in hear eyes for her new wallroom!

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