I really liked this line drawing phase of the project, with no color. It got me thinking of all sorts of possibilities. Wouldn’t this be fun in a preteen/teenagers room, using a theme of their choice, where their family and friends could add the color themselves? Or maybe a nursery, as a gift for the new parents, where family, friends and the parents-to-be could contribute a little painting when they visited? Have you seen all the color books in the bookstores lately, geared toward adults? I’m thinking along those lines, pun intended!
Adding the color was also very fun. One request was to have a clock that read 5 o’clock, so it would always be five o’clock somewhere. I added a little gem in the center of the clock and did some quick woodgraining on the base.
For these books, I wanted to bring in some small patterns, so did no titles, but gave them colorful jackets.
The game shelf became the support for the thermostat. Now it is no longer suspended in midair on a white wall.
The lower shelves, from a distance. The two boxes have each of the dogs’ names on them.
Here’s a close up. I wanted the boxes to look a bit textured, more like burlap with chalkboard labels.
The antique phone was a special request.
Some of the collection of ceramic pottery from Jill Rosenwald resides on the upper shelves. Who wouldn’t love to have some of these pieces on their bookshelves?!
This project really helped to get my creative juices flowing. Line drawing murals are easily adaptable for all ages and any room. They make a great accent wall, help fill a wall that is difficult to decorate, and give you a personalized piece of original artwork on a large or small scale.