Flower Room

Posted by laura on Feb 22 2008 | Making

I’m sitting at the kitchen table, writing this post with my beautiful neighbor, who is 9. We’re going to tell you about the transformation of my daughter’s bedroom, which is being turned into a garden room this week. The first step was to pick a new color. Ten years ago, when my husband and I bought our home, we painted this particular room a cheery yellow. Now it is leafish, as my neighbor says. 

 Here’s the masking and early cutting-in…



As always, the prep work takes WAY too much time. But we had fun – two solid days of prep and painting, and we had a lovely new green room. Then we thought it would be pretty to paint some leafy shadows on the wall. A little hard to capture with the camera, but here are some attempts:



My friend says that with a little bit of work, it’s getting prettier! She thinks that “transforming it into a beautiful garden room is a great idea,” and that “it does work.” Hooray!

More updates to come… 

4 comments for now

4 Responses to “Flower Room”

  1. wow! that looks wonderful. what a big project. was it hard to do the stenciling?

    24 Feb 2008 at 10:27 pm

  2. laura

    hey, amy! it was a big project but so much fun. the leaves were actually really easy because they were just freehand with my brush. only tricky part was that the first layer, when wet, was the exact same color as the wall. so there i was, painting away and hoping that it was actually going to look like leaves, since i couldn’t see what i was doing!

    once they dried and darkened up a bit i could see how it was going, and then it was pretty easy from there. we’re still putting things back together, but i’ll put up some new shots tomorrow.

    24 Feb 2008 at 11:24 pm

  3. alison

    I really love the multi-layering of the stenciling. Makes the walls 3-dimentional. Do want to come to DC and do my walls next?

    27 Feb 2008 at 5:51 am

  4. laura

    You bet, Alison! I’d love to….

    27 Feb 2008 at 7:31 am

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