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« on: April 19, 2008 04:52:00 AM »

righty, im a uni student, plus my parents live separately, so that gives me a total of 3 different bedrooms to play around with decorating! theyre all very different styles. This is the one at my dads house. his house is not normal. Its a primative methodist chapel, thats been converted to something almost livable in in many stages. also its a second hand bookshop. also its a dump. so.. I like my room to be pretty spacious and tidy, the oppisite to the rest of the building.

The shape of my room is rectangular, with a lantern roof ( two rows of high up windows facing each other), also theres a row of windows high up to my dads room, but theyre blocked up. Theres an unused door through to my dads room (fire excape) and a sometimes used door to my brothers room on the oppisite side. But the way i have to get to my room to up a ladder and through a trap door.  the central bit of ceiling is high up, cant reach it without a ladder, but each end is low, sloping, and can stand up fully. yeah i sed it was a strange room! Oh and theres very little furniture, just a matress, and a beautiful dressing table i brought from a junk shop. my brother has alot of house partys here, so the less stuff in my room the less stuff to be damaged!

I painted the tall bit of ceiling with clouds on a few years ago. also i have a hammock i can hang under it to look at the 'sky' Smiley

the paints: I brought 4 sample pots from the diy place , for 2 each. took the man ages to mix them all up! also i used the leftover blue from doing the ceiling, so they match. 

the wall i painted. just did one wall. actually not even all a wall, cos i stopped at the door.

I started with a fat paintbrush to fill in space, then did most of it with a sponge, blobbing and wiping it on.

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2008 05:09:05 AM »

your room is inspirational. I wish I could paint my walls.

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2008 05:20:21 AM »

PLEASE COME PAINT MY WALLS AND CEILINGS?!?!  That is sooo gorgeous.  i just love it.  it looks real.  i would never leave my room. 
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2008 06:06:35 AM »

great job.   looks fantastic.   and the clouds look so real.

       i painted and stenciled my bedroom a few years ago to look like the jungle,

« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2008 07:02:44 AM »

This looks so beautiful!

And I agree, the clouds look very real
Do you plan on paining all walls like that, or will there be additional landscapes?
(Hmmm, judging from the paint, it will mainly be a spring forest).


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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2008 07:21:04 AM »

Very pretty.  I wish I could paint my walls because I would love to paint clouds on my ceiling too!  It is always cold where I love and when it is warm it is usually raining!  How great it would be to be able to lay in bed and pretend I'm outside.  Great idea!
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2008 08:48:55 AM »

It looks awesome. Nice job!!!

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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2008 09:01:17 AM »

Am enviable of your ceiling!
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2008 09:30:19 AM »

Thankyou for the lovely comments everyone Smiley
I dont think i am going to paint the other walls, cos it might feel abit clostraphobic ( i cant spell that) , and i like it to feel light and bright having white walls.

and yes , its deffinitly a very spring forest, very bright green and yeallowish almost! wasnt quite intended, but when the shop guy was mixing the paints one came out much too yellow , so he was going to make up a new one and throw that out, but i didnt want it wasted so i took it.
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2008 10:54:08 AM »

This is fabulous. I'm assuming you did it freehand, in which case you have a great artistic eye! The trees fit together really well and the sponging worked wonderfully! The clouds are amazing too, of course. I think it would be really cool to continue the mural along at least that wall.
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