Did you have a great weekend? I did. It started off early Saturday morning, adding finishing touches to the baby girl’s mural. I painted peonies, lavender and a couple of french bulldogs!
Hey, if you’re gonna have a custom mural painted, you might as well have all the personal touches you can get. Right?
I’ve mentioned before how tricky the lighting is in this room, I think this photo captures how the painted cherry blossoms match the fabric on the crib bumper.
I can’t wait to see the room when it’s fully furnished. The chandelier was being installed yesterday. I’m not sure yet how they’re covering the day bed. And I delivered the antique gold frames I faux finished and they coordinated great with the crib.
So let’s start with the fairy paintings.
This is how I had originally painted this little fairy, sitting on a toadstool reading a book.
Now she’s surrounded by Mommy’s favorite flowers – peonies and lavender, a few shining ‘stars’ and a pink butterfly hovering above.
This photo reads brighter than in person.
This is how the fairy painting really looks. She just peeks out from behind the new glider and ottoman.
Notice how she’s just above the baseboard. Everything I painted was just above the baseboard. Why am I mentioning this? Because my back and hips are still informing me that we’re not 25 years old anymore!
More painted peonies and lavender.
This little gal is next to the closet.
That’s right! I forgot – the closet doors aren’t installed yet either. So there will be more pictures when the rooms are fully furnished.
Trust me, when this room is done, it really will look like an ‘enchanted garden’.
This was the 1st fairy I had painted in the cherry blossom tree. I’ve mentioned how scheered I was to paint fairies. A few times.
I can’t say that painting figures is my favorite. Yet. But they’re a little more recognizable now.
Plus, all of these fairies are actually only four or five inches big so no one is going to see the detail. Or lack thereof.
This was the base of the tree before.
And now, with peonies, lavender and a baby french bulldog.
So that’s the update on the painting. But not the stories behind the painting. Every element was carefully chosen so this mural is not just a painting – there is lots of love and symbolism included.
More on that a little later.
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