Sunday, April 6, 2014

DESIGNING & PAINTING ARTWORK FOR A VERY SPECIAL CAROUSEL NURSERY

DESIGNING & PAINTING ARTWORK FOR A VERY SPECIAL CAROUSEL NURSERY

Several years ago, my mom-to-be client asked me to paint artwork in her nursery-to-be.
She decided she wanted a "carousel nursery"
I did a lot of research, looking at the design of different carousels.
She already had this beautiful bed and bedding and a fancy chandelier.
So, I asked her about the artwork she might want me to paint at the top of the carousel.  
Because it was a nursery, I told her some of my ideas.  Since she didn't want to know the sex of her baby, I painted a lot of pink and blue.
(it turned out to be a boy)
Most of this artwork is freehand, but I did use a stencil for the bottom design and a fleur de lis at the top.  Oh, and a rope stencil for the hobby horse pole.
I drew a pattern for the hobby horses, so they would all be the same.
To make them different, I just painted different colors on each one.
It took a lot of measuring for the all around design, especially the ceiling.
Below is my artwork that I painted at the top of the carousel.
Below is the pattern I drew for the hobby horses.  
Keeping the placement of furniture in mind, we decided where each hobby horse would go.
 I taped my pattern to the wall, making sure it was level. Then I traced it on the wall with tracing paper and painted each hobby horse with different colors.
When I found these pictures from the past, I could hardly wait to share them with you.
I love the way this turned out and my client was truly happy!!
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18 comments:

  1. Beautiful..... absolutely beautiful!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'm so glad I have pictures of this nursery.

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  2. Wow! You are so talented! You did an amazing job!

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    1. Thank you!! It was a sweet project. I visited your online store and is very nice. I'm trying to get more items in mine, too. I like the name of you's "Chapter 37".

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  3. Such a charming room and lovely artwork! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  4. That is one awesome nursery! The details are so perfect! It does feel like being inside a carousel. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week! ~Deborah

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    1. Thank you, Deborah!! There was a lot of measuring.

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  5. I can only imagine the fun you had painting such a delightful theme and scene. And...how fun to have found your photos from the past so that you could share this wonderful nursery with us, Lynn.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Project Inspire{d}!!

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    1. Yes, so glad I found the pictures. I love looking at them!

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  6. Gorgeous paintings for the nursery.
    Sherry

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  7. What a beautiful, dreamy fairyland you've created for her! Love it! So delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathy! I feel good about the way it turned out.

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  8. Beautiful work! I love the horse! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!

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    1. Thank you!! Such a sweet idea for a nursery or child's room. It was the mommy-to-be's idea.

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