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Topic: 10 little ladybugs mural . . . with no ladybugs  (Read 5584 times)
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amboo213
« on: September 08, 2009 01:56:16 PM »

I liked the illustrations from a kids' book called "Ten Little Ladybugs," so I decided to paint them on my daughter's walls. 
Since my daughter is a toddler (she'll be 3 next week), and I work, it took me a year and a half to paint all of it.  On to pics!

butterfly, probably my favorite

frog, fish, duck, and there's a turtle not pictured

this bee is in the entryway, on the short wall across from the frog

caterpillar, bird

butterfly again, and grasshopper

I made a walk-through video, since it's hard to take pictures inside rooms without a wide-angle lens:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/amboo213/3901377226/
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2009 02:01:19 PM »

It's a pretty amazing room for any child.  Well done.
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teachingjonah
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2009 02:09:10 PM »

That mural is gorgeous Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2009 02:30:06 PM »

That's sooooo cute!  My son loves that book (it's been one of his favs since he was born).
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2009 02:42:13 PM »

That is one of my daughter's favorite books, I absolutely adorethe mural!
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2009 02:52:57 PM »

oh this is darling!  I wish I had a bedroom like this when I was little!
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2009 05:05:20 PM »

What a lucky little girl, this is just the cutest room!
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2009 08:05:05 PM »

 Grin  amazing!!!  I even watched the video.  what a lucky girl!
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2009 12:23:27 AM »

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yourself?

*faint*

I don't know the book, but your work is beautiful!
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2009 12:30:38 AM »

Wow, you've done an incredible job on her room. (and she's as cute as a button.
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2009 06:12:28 PM »

What a fun room!  What a cute little girl!  What a great job!!!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2009 08:30:42 PM »

Wonderful job, beautiful room and daughter!
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2009 02:25:23 AM »

Your daughter is lucky to have you! It is amazing....
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2009 07:04:02 AM »

What an ambitious project, and what a fantastic job you did on it!
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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2009 01:17:35 PM »

That is beautiful! Your daughter is very very lucky (and also very cute).  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2009 10:44:47 PM »

This room is amazing.... I wish my daughter was little again...
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amboo213
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2009 11:06:55 PM »

Well, I do wonder what will happen when she gets older. 

Will I get tired of the mural faster than she will and be ready to paint over it before she is ready to see it go?

Possibly.

Or, will she "grow up too fast," and want something more mature, forcing me to paint over the vibrant colors as my tears fall into buckets somber-toned paint!

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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2009 08:31:14 PM »

Love it!!! You did an amazing job!

 I'm going to be painting a wall mural soon so I've been asking around, what type of paint did you use and did you seal it after?
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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2009 08:34:02 PM »

Wow, that's one awesome mural.
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amboo213
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2009 02:18:29 PM »

I used regular wall paint.  The hardware stores sell "samples" that are half-pint-sized in satin finish.  I bought red, blue, purple, black, and green in that size. 

I bought a larger can (can't remember what size) of yellow because I knew I'd use a lot of it in blending. 

I bought a gallon of the white and peach colors, but I ended up with about a half of a can of each left over!  Seems a little paint goes a long way. 

Halfway through I did end up buying one more sample can of green because I ran out and one more of red because my daughter accidentally spilled my can! 

I didn't seal it with anything.  It's pretty durable . . . we've already had a few incidents that required me to scrub!  Seems, when your toddler sees you painting her wall for a year, she reasons it's okay for her to paint on the wall, too!
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« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2009 09:30:12 PM »

I love murals. Especially kids murals. I can't decide if i like the flowers or the cute fish more.
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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2009 06:47:35 PM »


Fabulous, that is one of our favorite stories.  My daughters would be so jealous, that was well worth the year it took, the walls are like the pages coming to life!!!!!!
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« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2009 08:43:26 AM »

Oh my!  You are very talented.  Her room looks amazing!!!
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« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2009 06:40:17 AM »

This is really awesome!!!
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« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2009 07:44:21 AM »

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« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2009 02:59:32 AM »

whoa! you must feel awesome!
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« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2009 12:21:33 PM »

Wow!!! It is among the most beautiful murals I have ever seen!!! G o r g e o u s ! ! !
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