I absolutely LOVE how this geometric nursery mural turned out! I am always in awe of the fabulous ideas my clients present to me. This idea though came from one particularly special client, my cousin, Carmella. More like a sister, Carmella, has been my style icon since the moment I could pick out my own clothes. Even now, twenty plus years later and 400 plus miles away, I still call upon her for advice.
So, it was no surprise that when I offered to paint something for her nursery…this amazing idea came up! I was thinking a cute giraffe or lion, instead I painted approximately 221 gold triangles on her nursery ceiling! I couldn't be more in love with the results and her sweet baby Roman who gets to enjoy it.
Here are some pictures and notes about the process:
I arrived late in the evening in Orlando, but with only a few days to finish the project, I began painting her ceiling white. Midnight projects are always the best kind! I needed it to be dry to start the triangles the next day.
The next morning I had lofty ideas of how quickly this project was going to be. I even made a triangle stencil I thought I could easily trace across the ceiling. It was definitely not even enough and I needed some straight lines to reference. Usually when I do geometric patterns, I am doing them on walls where I can easily use a long level to make my guide lines. Levels don't work on ceilings! haha!
So me and my ruler got to work! I had to reference the side walls and make sure my lines were straight. I would measure the first line from the wall, then the next line from the first line, then…so on and so forth! The pattern was similar to drawing a chevron pattern (like in this tutorial). I just made sure not to have pencil marks in the area the triangles would remain white.
It took me about a full day to draw the triangles. Then I started painted!! It took more than one coat, but the second coat went much faster. From late Wednesday to late Friday night I prepped and painted. By Saturday morning, it was finished!!
Check out these amazing photos from Live Happy Studio of the nursery space including a few of baby Roman. It surprised me how much the ceiling mural acted like a mobile. He loved looking up at it! P.S. I'm in love with this Superheros pillow by Kal Barteski from Urban Outfitters.