Wallpainting in kids room.

Now we’ve lived in our house in Skövde for almost 3 months. The house was built in 2014 so everything is still new and in good condition but we still felt that we wanted to repaint almost every room so we got it just as we wanted (Read very colorful = white, and different shades of gray and beige ;). So the last few months I’ve spent hanging out with our little Ebba, unpacking moving boxes and painting, painting! (Thats why I’ve had a little break here on the blog)

It didn’t feel that exciting to show how our walls can look in different gray, newly painted shades. But the last room we did in order, in Ebba’s room, we wanted to make it a little more personal and made a mural.

Since both me and my partner love to be out in the nature and have wandered in the Alps several times, choosing a motif wasn’t that difficult. We wanted mountains! We used the left overs of the piant that we’ve used for the other rooms.

And this is how it turned out!

The lower mountain range is the color we have in our bedroom and the upper sky color is the one we used to paint our living room with. Then I just mixed those colors to get two intermediate shades to the other mountain areas. We painted our hall white and used that color for making snow and clouds.

This is what it looked like along the way.

Before (cute wallpaper but not our stile).

I laid a dark foundation in the bottom and masked with tape afterword (both bottom smaller hills and upper, bigger mountains).

Painted the sky with out living room color.

Sketched on the wall and masked with tape how I wanted the middle mountain areas to look like.

Painted the mountains with the shades I got from mixing the “the base color” and the sky color “.

Then I masked where I wanted the snow and clouds to be and painted those areas with white paint.

Tadaa!

It a takes some time to plan and to place all masking tape but it’s not difficult at all! The masking tape is my new best friend! Hope this can inspire to dare to paint a little on the walls at home. Now I’m just gonna decorate the room! The idea is that we’re gonna build a house bed, a small play tent and decorate with lots of cozy lighting and fluff! To be continued… ;)

Tuesday February 18th, 2020