Friday, July 2, 2010

Quilt Mural

I saw this idea on someone else's blog, although I've adapted it to fit my own style. I've looked and looked for the original blog post that inspired me but can NOT find it anywhere...I wish I could give them credit!

So, there's a big empty wall in Lyla's room and ever since I saw the idea for a painted quilt mural I've been itching to try it. I started by measuring the wall, then drawing a rough sketch on graph paper. Then with a yard  stick, pencil and blue tape I managed to transfer the idea to the wall...

Then I seal the tape with the background color.

Here are my three darker shades of green...I just took the paint strip for the room color and order the next 3 shades on the strip.

Before painting the squares I planned out the color pattern by penciling a L, M, or D (Light, Medium, Dark) in each square. 

All painted and ready for the blue tape to be stripped!!!

Ta da!  
In this picture the overhead light is on...

Lights off...just the natural light from the window.