Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Octopus Wall

My son's room started with this ship:
And yes. 
That is an Angry Bird and Army Man on deck.

Raedin really wanted an ocean room.
But what Raedin really really wanted was an octopus on his wall.
Yup.
A 15 foot long, 4 foot tall octopus.

I free handed the entire thing.
Largest canvas I have worked on so far!!
He then wanted the walls to look like water.
I drew the line there and told him we could just do a wall fade instead.
Top color: Behr Neptune
Bottom color: Behr Rain Storm

A few other "moments" from his room:
A garland his sister made him out of burlap and maps.
A stunning quilt my mother in law made, seriously, the pieces are so tiny!
Also, a darling pillow from Target.
His bed frame was purchased from the original owner's granddaughter.
It was purchased in 1914!
It is in fantastic shape and I love love love it.
The "R" was a salvage piece I purchased from a local designer.
It was inspiration for the wall color!

So there you go! 
Little bits and pieces of his adorable room.

By the way....the octopus was completed over a year ago.
But I might have just finished painting the rest of the walls Sunday.......
Sometime projects take awhile, but are worth it!

4 comments:

  1. This turned out fantastic! I LOVE the octopus! your freehand work is amazing. Lucky little boy!

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a great bedroom! You are very talented. My son had an underwater mural that I painted for him when he was little. It was very sad when I had to paint over it.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow! That octopus is AMAZING! I would so love it if you had a second to come by and link up at The Makers over at persialou.com :)

    ReplyDelete