Monday, October 22, 2012

Nicole's Living Room

An accent wall in my living room using high gloss paint over eggshell paint.
My living room was due for a change and I've been wanting to try out the gloss paint over flat paint technique for a while now.  Pinterest was a great source for inspiration.  This was my favorite design and while I intend to try that pattern out at some point, I had something else in mind for this project.
Here is the original living room.  I never really liked this green six years ago but I was waiting until I knew for sure what I wanted to replace it with.  I can't say my husband was thrilled with the idea of purple but he's a good sport.

I drew out the image I wanted and then used my new projector to trace it onto the wall.  This was the most time consuming part.  Getting used to using the projector proved to be difficult and I contemplated free handing the shapes but I wanted more control over the size and uniformity. 

Here is the finished product.  I'm really happy with the way that it turned out.  I used a eggshell paint and glossy paint and the effect was way too subtle for me.  So I ended up adding some black to the glossy paint to darken it a little.  

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Donovan's Toy Box

Our wonderful cousin Susie is having a baby soon and we knew we had to make something special.  She's too cool of a cousin to just buy something from the registry.  So we asked what she would want and she challenged us with the Muppets Band.  What a fun project!  
With so many colors, we wanted to find a way to incorporate this into the Donovan's room.  His bedding was earth tones and baby blue so we used that same blue in the background and name and opted to stain the rest of the toy box to match his furniture.

For quality assurance, we do have adorable children test out our products before distribution.

Our beautiful cousin Susie accepting our gift.  We hope Donovan loves it.

The finished product.