It’s always fun for me to have the opportunity to see the spaces I’ve worked in with the decorations and furniture back in their places. They always have that finished look that an empty room just can’t deliver!
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Working a few late nights and some odd hours yielded this urban-feeling black and white mural for a local TGI Fridays.
I had the honor of painting this mural at the MSP Airport. So, next time you are heading out of the Twin Cities on a flight to somewhere warm and beautiful you’ll have to stop by the TGI Fridays at Gate C to check out my work. You’ll be able to see my mural from the walkway although after working and eating at TGI Fridays for a few days I can vouch for the staff and for the food so you might just want to stay awhile.
This unique playroom has been a fun adventure from start to finish. We began with the inspiration of the cute wall decals featured in my previous post. We then added more of Elise’s favorites from the zoo and movies. These include Nemo, pirate monkeys, a treasure chest, a baby sea turtle, and what child could live without a cute shark?
What a mouthful of a description right? I’m sure your mind is swimming (pun intended) with thoughts about what that really could be. Set your creative juices at ease with a peek at the image above. This is our inspiration piece for this playroom project. The design shown here is actually created with wall decals and can be found at Designed Designer’s Etsy Page. My client preferred to have this design painted so that we could create a custom look with even more underwater characters.
Some quick tips on stenciling to a fellow painter quickly led to some last minute, late night painting determination. I called on my sister’s help as I often do with my faux finishes. She is an excellent assistant when it comes to glazes and other projects where I need a hand. This was definitely one of those cases as the paper template for this logo was approximately 10 feet x 10 feet.
** Don’t miss the first part of this project’s story!
Find it at: “A Modern & Change-able Bird Themed Room.”
Once the painting of Elise’s bird room was finished, I began working on the birdhouses at home in my studio. To create this element of Elise’s room in a way that is both functional and interactive, we’ve chosen to cut the birdhouse shapes out of plywood. The 1/4” plywood was sturdy enough to allow for eye hooks to be inserted for hanging as well as intricate shapes such as tiny flags to be cut without breaking.
When asked what her room theme should be Elise exclaimed happily, ladybugs! With that planning was underway to incorporate ladybugs as well as Elise’s name in the room somwhere. We had a wallpaper clipping as a jumping off point and quickly decided on a two toned purple bedroom with a limey green line separating the sections. In order to keep the youthfulness of the theme, we decided to put a twist on the dividing green line and turn it into a vine. Working with the vine was more easily fit into the space than the traditional perch for a ladybug. The vine was also an easy twist to put on Elise’s name that is now painted above the door to her room.
I had great fun painting this bird themed room for Elise. It features a swaying modern tree that frames the crisp and clean, white bed frame. Elise loves birds, trees, and bird houses so we found a way to work them all into the design while still making it a design she can grow with.
Over the course of the four weeks that we painted the Alice in Wonderland mural, we shot two hours of video each day. This mass amount of video nearly crashed my computer in the process, but the clips were compiled and the video above was created much to the relief of my startup drive.
Yesterday we completed our painting of the Alice in Wonderland mural installed at the Benson Public Library by applying a clear coat of varnish to protect the lower portion of our mural from the passing crowds. After a quick clean of our prep and mixing areas and a color consultation for the remaining white walls of the library, we are finished! Below are a variety of close-up photos of our mural to give you a better look at some of the details.