Oh, yes… I know I have once again shirked my blogging responsibilities, but I have just been too over scheduled to find a minute to pull together a post. I have been dying to show you the latest rooms I have had the pleasure to work in though, so I vow to carve out an half hour each day this coming week to put my fingers to my keyboard and write this Peacock and Parrot Series! A long time client of mine recently had twins and needed some extra space in the house, so the attic was reconfigured and two huge bedrooms for the oldest girls in the family were created.
One room, I refer to as the Peacock and Butterfly Room and the other is the Tropical Room, featuring fish, parrots and palm trees. I’ll start by showing you the Peacock and Butterfly Room. These rooms are big. I spent three weeks between the two rooms, so I will need to break the work down in sections as I post. By the way, over 3000 gems were used between the two rooms, so get ready for a lot of bling! 😉
Above, you see the "before" shots. At each end of the Peacock and Butterfly Room, there are these sloped walls. They are not mirror images, but both have the slanted walls. The photo to the far right shows how the room connects to a Jack and Jill bathroom, with the Tropical Room on the other side. I started by putting a soft glaze over all of the walls, which you will vaguely see in photos to follow.
For both end of the room, where the walls slant, I used Cutting Edge Designs fabulous Butterfly Dance wall stencil. This stencil has a great placement of small to large butterflies, making it perfect to scatter on a wall, very quickly. I used metallic paints for all of the butterflies, and applied gems to each. I did initially try using some foils, but found this too time consuming for this particular project, so abandoned that thought after doing a few!
The color in this photo is truer to the actual rom color. This shows a good portion of one of the slanted walls. Later, you will see a full shot of these slanted ceilings, when I show you the Peacock and Vines on the adjacent walls.
Peacocks and Vines tomorrow!