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Polka Dot Decor For Children’s Rooms

Dotty for Polka Dot Nursery decor

If you’re looking for Polka Dot Bedding and Decor for your child’s room or baby nursery then you’ll be totally spoilt for choice. Take a look at the Find.com . You’ll be seeing spots before your eyes! (Sorry, weak I know)

As you can see,  Polka Dot themed bedding is very easy to find.
Now look what I found that would look fantastic to go with your poka dot room theme.

I just love these funky mobiles from the Wonderlandstudio that would look great in a polka dot nursery or child’s bedroom.

They come in all sorts of colours too.

This is what Wonderlandstudio says about her mobiles

“I love to make things for kids and so, voila! I started The Wonderland Studio.
All mobiles are made individually, by me for you! I use kid friendly, non-toxic EVA foam for my mobiles. Got an adventurous baby? These mobiles hang from the ceiling so you can adjust the height of your mobile to be way out of reach of your climbing monkey…perfect for older babies and toddlers! Custom orders are welcome. I can match pretty much any decor…just convo me for details.”

See more of the stick on dots above at  Instant Murals

Ok, lets look at How to Paint Polka Dots on the wall.

Again, it’s really not hard to find polka dot wall art when you search on Polka Dot stickers. There is no end of choice. Polka dot wall stickers can be simply stuck on the wall. Very easy.

Here’s some I found from  Create-a-Mural.com

Theres lots more colours to choose from. Click on the image below to see the range.


Pink Polka Dots

Visit Create-a-Mural.com

How to paint Polka Dots on the wall

polka-dot-room

If you don’t want to go down the polka dot sticker route, then consider painting dots on your walls.

You will need

  • A selection of Plates, cups anything round you can draw around.
  • A light coloured pencil or chalk
  • Acrylic paints of your choice. Tester pots are good value.

How to do it.

  1. Choose your paint colours to suit your bedding.
  2. Take your biggest plate and press it against the wall drawing around it. Repeat in intervals over the wall.
  3. Take your next biggest plate and do the same thing inbetween the first sets of circles. You can overlap dots if you wish.
  4. Keep doing the same thing with your smaller plates until you have  created a pleasing dotty arrangement. You can have them as close together or as far apart as you wish.
  5. Next take your first paint colour and paint in some of the dots evenly across the wall. Use a small paint brush for the edges and fill in with a larger flat brush.
    Don’t buy really cheap brushes, you’ll only end up with hairs sticking to the paint as the brush ‘sheds’ it’s bristles. Don’t get too worried if you wobble a bit, when all the dots are finished you won’t notice the odd wobble.
  6. Do the same with your other colours until all the dots are painted.
  7. If you overlap dots, paint the overlap area in a different colour
  8. I would suggest to stick to 3 colours or tones of a colour unless you want a really colourful poka dot design.

There you have it.
A polka dot room theme. Really easy and very effective and cheerful.

October 24, 2008 at 5:04 pm 14 comments

Inspiration for Children’s wall art

Love Lives Here

 

 

Autumn has arrived. Winter on it’s way, and I really do not relish the winter.

Winter to me is splitting logs in the freezing wood shed, lighting fires in the chill of the morning then dragging in logs every evening with cold stinging fingers.

The romance of a wood burning fire soon wears off.

Feeling a bit gloomy I looked around our old house with a million things needing to be repared and decorated. The big picture isn’t pretty, but, Inspired by Decor8 blog I found the little things that are beautiful around my home and took some pictures you see in the montage above.

Browsing further afield – around Etsy.com in fact , I found inspiration in pcartercarpin’s shop

Love Lives Here

I guess that says it all. Time time to get things in perpective

PCartercarpin says…
“About seven years ago I started making a home
decor line of hand painted products under the name Serious Whimsey which I sold at art and craft shows around Virginia.
Three years ago I rediscovered an old textile portfolio with many beautiful hand made patterns from my former school days. I decided to use them to create the mixed media pieces you see here and am so grateful for the new inspiration. It just makes sense and I love combining some of my past sensibility with making Art for kids.

This collection has great meaning for me and I hope it will make you as happy and hopeful as it has made me.”

Yes it has, thank you!

October 23, 2008 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

Teen room mural design- Motocross mural

I’m planning to add some teen designs to my range of murals.
The nice thing about teenagers, is that they could paint the murals themselves. Take a look at home paint by number murals are done, and click here to see a demo showing how easy it is to paint a paint by number mural and create an impressive focal point in your teenagers room.

Here’s the first of my teen room themes, A MOTOCROSS MURAL which came from a commission, a custom mural. It’s up on our website now and retails at only $38.95 for a 3×4 foot mural.

I’ve added 2 sets of extra flames that can be used in other places around the room.
The rider would look great jumping over the bed, or over a piece of furniture like a chest of drawers or a desk.

Look out tommorrow when it will be available for the UK market on our Wallstory-Mural website.

Do you have a teenager who might like to paint himself or herself a mural?
Perhaps you’d like to suggest a theme that teenagers would find interesting.
Leave me a comment and tell me what you think or any ideas you’d like to see.

October 7, 2008 at 6:21 pm Leave a comment

Children’s decorating ideas

See the progress of custom mural paint by number mural design.

First came the brief from the client

I am interested in a mural for my 3 year old son’s bedroom. The theme for the room is going to be a camping motif. For sizing, I plan on putting the mural over a twin sized bed, so I would like it to be a little bit bigger than that. I have attached a picture of the bedding that we will be using in the room so you can get an idea of the color scheme. The things that I would really like on the mural is a tent, camp fire, canoe and a sign either on a tree or a free-standing sign that incorporates my son’s name (Jared) into a camping motto. Please let me know if you need anymore information. Thank you so much in advance!

Then we sent a quote and a rough pencil design at no charge and with no obligation.

 

The quote and rough idea have been accepted by the client.

We then start on the colour design.
Here is the progress from the rough pencil design to a colour rough which is sent to the client for her input and approval.

The design has been emailed to the client and has been accepted with the suggestion of a few additional items. Some birds and were added and the design was tweeked and finished for final approval.

The final design was approved by the customer, the colour mark up and final artwork for the large paint by number pattern was prepared.

Here is a section of the pattern showing the numbered areas

A cover, instruction sheet and colour guide are prepared and the whole lot is sent off to the printer for printing.

It’s ready to packed and shipped to our eagerly awaiting client.

Would you like to have a custom mural designed for your child’s room. Perhaps you just can’t find what you’re looking for. Contact me and discuss your needs.
Read all about custom murals on our website.

October 6, 2008 at 2:46 pm Leave a comment


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