I have been painting a lot lately! The government furlough is going to have a big impact on our family's finances this year so I've been taking every painting job I can get. This is also the reason I haven't had a lot of time for blogging. I thought I'd take this opportunity to share with you one of the jobs I recently worked on...
I used a couple tips to paint the pinstripes:
paint one coat of the background color and let it dry before you paint the stripe color.
The stripes came out really crisp and there were only a few touchups for me to do!
I adore the family I worked for; they planned for me to paint as a surprise for their boys while they were all on a missions trip in Mexico. Everyone in the family is a die-hard Yankees fan, except for the older son. He loves the Washington Nationals.
He also had a baseball painted on his wall. I have been wanting to paint a mural like this ever since I saw the inspiration here
This is how the wall I painted turned out.
It was so much fun to do! I made a messy faux finish on the walls first with tan, off white and white paints
I just brushed each color onto the wall and then smushed them together with another brush. This is what made the "leather" of the baseball finish look old, dirty and worn.
Then I drew in the line the stitching was to follow with some chalk. I added detail from there with a light tan paint.
I then followed those lines and painted the stitches in bright red, adding more detail as I went.
I love these rooms because I am confident the boys will enjoy them for years to come! So often kids outgrow murals quickly. We have a neighbor who has the Yankees logo painted in his garage, which goes to show some boys never outgrow sports murals!
What do you think? Do you have a little (or big) boy in your life who'd love a baseball mural?
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