We are excited to share our latest project with you. Â Instead of fabric and a sewing machine this project involved a big wall, paint, and children’s literature. Intrigued?
I have always wanted to tie a room around a piece of children’s literature. Choosing just one book seemed impossible. Â When my daughter, Lauren, came home from kindergarten and couldn’t stop talking about Pete the Cat I decided to check it out. Â Not only was it a super fun story…the art work really appealed to me. Â The use of primary colors and simple pictures drew me in. Â I knew this was the inspiration for designing the room that we call our “creative space”.
The best part of the room and citymade’s latest project was the mural wall. Â Here are the pages from the book that inspired the mural.
Not only did I want a mural but I wanted the wall to be an interactive art piece that the girls could hang and re-hang their art on.
Here is the finished mural.
The wall itself was painted with two different shades of blue. Â I started by rolling on the lighter blue. Â When that was dry I brushed on a darker blue in sections and spread it around with a rag to get the watercolor effect.
Luckily Carol’s artistic abilities extend into drawing and she was able to freehand the details in pencil and paint them on the wall. Â She did an amazing job!
Here is the wall with the girls artwork.
The art is hung using the wire-clip system from Ikea. Â Have we mentioned that we love that place?
For some finishing touches I added some framed pictures from the book and a plush Pete.
This project was so much fun and, if you haven’t read the book, Pete the Cat, we highlyÂ recommend it!