Thursday, March 25, 2010

Starry Room

(This is my guest post from Crystal's Craft Spot.  Enjoy!)

Hi, y'all.  I'm Cathy from Stay in the Car Mom.  I'm excited to be guest blogging for Crystal.  This is my very first guest blog post (I'm a little nervous!).  I have a great, hard-working husband, and two (most of the time) adorable children :).  Julie is 6 and in first grade and David is 4 and in preschool.

(Look past my shiny forehead.  We don't get too many pictures of the 4 of us together.)
Over at my blog you can find craft ideas, little girl hair-dos as well as general mommy stories and woes.  You can visit my hair ideas page, find an easy craft idea to do with your kids, or read about the interesting ideas that come out of my 4 year old's brain.

When you come visit, be sure to check out the make-over I did to my son's room 2 years ago.  Today I'm going to tell you how I updated my daughter's room.  It's a fun and easy way to update a room.

What you'll need:
a stencil or two
painter's tape
foam brush

When Julie was almost 2 and I was pregnant with David, we painted her room light purple and made it cheery with butterflies and flowers.  It was great while she was younger, but now, at 6, she wanted a new theme in her room - High School Musical.  I didn't want to repaint the whole thing since the paint was still in pretty good shape and I really liked the color, so I decided we would add some stars and hearts to the walls to make it a "superstar" HSM room.  She had just gotten wall stickers for her birthday, so there were a lot of HSM stickers on the wall already. 

Her room before:
I started by picking up a star/heart stencil set at Michaels.  Then I used a pencil to draw the hearts and stars where I wanted them on the wall.  
I wanted them to be somewhat sporadic and only in a few places.

Then I used painter's tape to tape around the shape (let me tell you - the heart with the curves was HARD to do.  Next time I will only use shapes with straight lines!!).

Now for the easiest part, use the foam brush to dab paint inside the shapes.  What color did we use?  Hot pink, of course!  I did have to do 3 coats on it since it was in the red family.

Then just (carefully) peel off the tape and ta-da, your room is done.

A sprinkling of hearts and stars to go along with the HSM stickers on the walls, a new valance and bedspread (bought on clearance at Walmart) and her room gets a whole new look.

Disclaimer:  If she were younger and less opinionated, I would have had a lot more creative control of this room and put the stickers in better spots.  But, since she is very independent, the stickers look a little busy on the walls.  Just look past that :).

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial.  Have a great day and come visit me at my blog when you get the chance. 

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your guest post and great tutorial!

    You make it look so easy!


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