Well, our Blakely girl turned two this past Monday, and honestly all I can say is : being her mom (and my Bray buddy, too!) is the best – EVER. I’ve known for awhile that I wanted to transition Blake out of her nursery and make her room into a big girl room because we really haven’t done much in this room since we moved in two years ago. So I wanted to make it into a place where she could play and make it special for her!
All of the walls in our house are a neutral cream-ish/tan-ish color but with the lighting we have, the walls have always pulled super yellow to me, and that drives my design heart INSANE. So little by little, we’ve been painting one room at a time, and it makes me so happy! We painted our living room last week, and then got started on Blake’s room!
I saw this photo below (left) on Pinterest and then came up with my own ideas! I loved the idea of the muted pink on the lower portion of the wall, and I thought I could just freehand the dots! But then I came across this photo (right) and followed the tutorial on A Beautiful Mess for these hand drawn brush strokes, and it turned out so perfectly!
AND HERE’S THE FINISHED PRODUCT!
- GRAY : Rustoleum Chalk Paint in “aged gray“
- PINK : Sherwin Williams INFINITY in “quaint peach“
- WHITE : Sherwin Williams “snowbound“
- 1″ paintbrush to make strokes (design)
- Blue painters tape
- Measuring tape
- I started with the white on the top, and let that dry.
- Measured and marked lines all the way around the room to make sure the line where the pink meets white would be straight. THEN I used blue tape and taped all the way around the room where I was going to paint the pink on the lower half. This step took the longest by far. I taped off the trim in the entire room and making sure my line of blue tape was straight took forever.
- Did two coats of pink paint on the bottom.
- I used a 1″ paintbrush to make my strokes all the way around the room. I freehanded it. I’m a perfectionist so believe me, I was nervous I was going to ruin it!
- I would highly suggest practicing your spacing and technique on a piece of paper to get the feel for it before you start painting your design on the wall (as pictured above).
Thank you for following along! I hope you enjoyed this post! And please tag me on Insta @haley_goodall if you try this in your home!