Jill and Kevin are expecting their second child in a few weeks and it's a boy. They had his room painted a beautiful blue with white trim and the furniture is very dark stained wood.
They LOVE baseball and wanted a baseball theme in their baby boy's room. So, Kevin Googled baseball themes and several hand painted baseball walls came up.
They asked me to paint one wall to look like an old baseball.
When I arrived to work on the wall, they already had it painted with a basecoat and Kevin had drawn the two big curves for the stitching. He drew them with a pencil and did a great job.
I Googled baseballs and found a picture of a dirty old baseball. That was my "inspiration".
It looked sooo cute and they were so happy with the way it turned out. Now, they can finish decorating and get ready for that sweet baby boy to arrive.
As I said, they had already painted a satin finish off white base coat. And, Kevin had already drawn the two big curved seam lines on the wall with a pencil.
First, I painted over and gently shadowed with a dark brown paint, the seams/big curved lines that Kevin had drawn. Then, with a small brush I painted the stitches a dark red. At the end of each stitch, I painted a dark brown dot to look like the needle holes. I used the tip of my brush handle, dipped it in the paint and touched the spot where I wanted the needle holes to be. Then, I used a very light brown glaze that I had mixed and I faux painted the whole wall to look like an old baseball.
When I found the picture on Google, I noticed that some of the stitch arrows were pointing up and the stitches on the other side were pointing down. I showed it to my neighbor and he told me it was a mobius strip/circle. It's interesting, if you want to look it up.
So, when you are painting your baseball wall, remember the two-way arrows.
Have fun! It was fun for me!
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