Ah, it feels good to be done with the peacock mural since it was a pretty big undertaking. I knew it’d take a while, but I’ve had enough of staying up until the wee hours of the morning and using the kids’ nap times applying paint and working around a toilet to do it.
Since I showed you my trick for outlining murals, it was fairly straight forward to fill in the spaces with my color of choice. The main accent color of the bathroom is the teal, but secondary accents are green and mustard. The purple is just a little added something that won’t be repeated in the rest of the bathroom, but does help break up the colors of the mural.
You’ve probably noticed that the mural is in the corner and is on two walls. We’ll explain why later when we reveal the whole room, but it actually helped solve the problem of letting us get away from having to put up pictures or decor on the walls -which would look a little funny on the same wall as a rectangle mirror or square window.
While most of the paint was applied by hand, I did want to show that not all painting requires a bristled buddy and a steady hand. To get the faux paint look of the large teal feathers I actually dabbed a bit of water-based dark brown paint-
And then using my finger, I blended it in using circular motions. To keep it workable, I also kept a little dish of water handy so the paint would spread more easily.
I’m going to sleep easy tonight knowing that we’re one step closer to finishing the peacock-themed bathroom and we’re finally getting some significant color back into the space.
With nary a rest between, we’ll be moving on next week to replicate this ruffled shower curtain using “circular ruffles” in our quest to complete the kids’ bathroom. It’s a cool trick, so if you’re not familiar with it, you’ll want to stop by for sure.
Of course, we’ll have to come up with a solution to fix a problem stemming from one very ugly and very poorly positioned shower curtain rod. But that’ll be next week’s problem…this girl is clocking out.
Big thanks goes out to the “Imagine the Impossibilities” gang for their support in getting this done on schedule. We’re looking forward to linking up to the big party on the 31st!
Update: Want to see how it all turned out? We’ve posted the final reveal and cost break down for the kid’s peacock bathroom here.
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