Monday, February 23, 2015

a statement wall for Lucy

My long time readers know that we co-sleep and while it has been working well for us, recently Lucy asked for a bed in her room and we JUMPED on it! For the last year we have been using her room as a play room which worked great but since she was the one to initiate getting her own bed, we really wanted to make it happen. We know that the transition from co-sleeping to sleeping in her own bed isn't going to happen quickly and that it fine with us but we want to have a "big girl room" set up and ready for her

I decided to surprise Lucy with a little room makeover. I didn't want to spent a lot of money so I came up with a fun statement wall to make a big impact. You all know how I love a statement wall! Paris, France has become a big part of Lucy's make believe right now- she talks about Paris, pretends she is in Paris and calls herself Faulette a french chef from Paris. So I thought it would be fun to paint a whimsical black and white wall inspired by Paris.

I started by painting the wall black. I then painted a whimsical interpretation of Paris- my goal was to have the design read like pattern.

The entire project took less than 3 hours and the end result is SO MUCH FUN!

I organized the space, moved furniture around and brought in a mattress. We went ahead with a floor bed for now (cause this kid is a crazy wild sleeper). I did a surprise reveal for Lucy and she was so excited!!!!

The space is only 100 square feet but the updates actually make everything look and feel bigger! 


43 comments:

Faygie Fellig said...

your constant awesomeness blows my mind

Mary said...

WOW! What a Fantastic space you have created for your daughter!

tina zappone said...

I love this! You are so amazing and fearless with your creativity!

Jill P. said...

What an awesome wall!

Val S said...

She is just the cutest and luckiest kid! I wish that was my bedroom!

MaguiAndmi Maguiandmi said...

I love Lucy's room, the way you decorate the wall is spectacular but what I really love is the carpet , has your personal touch right?
Could you show it better please ???
Thanks for everything

Laia

livethegoldenrule said...

:D What a happy little camper!! She is growing up soooo fast! Again, you have done a beautiful job, Alisa.

Virginia said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

CREATIVE KHADIJA said...

This is so pretty Alisa, simply wonderful place for Lucy :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I wish my kid's room would have been only slight like this. But doing all the painting and reorganizing in 3 hours is a miracle to me!

Take care
Rita

Ellie Chaney said...

This is tremendous and wonderful! I want one :)

Paintedpaper said...

This is so fun! I have always loved black and white together. I have done this with my students in murals but not at home! Keep the creative fires burning! Totally awesome! :)

Jane Wetzel said...

love everything you do...wish this was my room! lol

CathyB said...

Not only do I like your creativity, but your parenting sstyle too. Good job Mom!!!

CathyB said...

Not only do I like your creativity, but your parenting sstyle too. Good job Mom!!!

TwinkleToes2day said...

What a lucky Lucy. Her room is fantastic! Thank you for sharing her jump for joy. She is such a delight :o))

Anonymous said...

Wow! Such a wonderful wall for a child's imagination!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

She is a very lucky little girl to have parents who recognize her spirit and honor it with such beautiful art.

Mary W said...

Please tell me you hand painted the two throw rugs and are soon giving a class or tutorial on how to make them. They are really, really nice!!!!! Lucy's whole room is a great room for a kid.

Julie said...

Oh my gosh, this is awesome! I can't believe that wall only took you 3 hours!! That probably would have taken me DAYS! lol! She was probably so excited! I've been thinking about painting a wall for my daughter

Kathleen Kibblehouse said...

Amazing. Inspiration sandwich!

Michelle P said...

So perfect! I want to sleep in Lucy's room!

Ellen Wolters said...

Two happy girls! The Paris wall looks great!!!

julie reardon said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

Jolana said...

Oh, it is wonderful room! Lucy is really happy girl :) Our little son Adam has a small room as well. Unfortunately I don´t know to prepare so much wonderfull wall - but it is really great inspiration. Thank you for sharing it!
Have a nice creative time :) Jolana

Claudia Estrada said...

Thanks for sharing, I love what you have done. She is one happy Girl!

Beth Reese said...

Absolutely beautiful! She may have to sleep upside down in the bed so she can see the wall when she first opens her eyes - LOL

Stephanie said...

totally awesome!

LOCKwerkE said...

Sooooo nice, I absolut love it. Best wishes Karin

Andra Hepler said...

That's a great dreaming room.

Cody Doll said...

That is just pure awesome!!

Journal Swag said...

Alisa, this wall is -Gorgeous-! The whole room is adorable, but that wall! Amazing!

Sheila
(who took your first retreat class at your then new studio in Seaside). :) I'm now living in Denver and you'd never recognize me now.

Christell said...

Mais c'est Paris avec le Sacré Coeur, la pyramide du Louvre et la tour Eiffel !
C'est superbe.

Sangita Pillai said...

So amazing, Alisa. Lucy is a lucky girl :)

studioGypsy said...

yay yay yay!! for lucy.faulette! :D absolutely beautiful and dreamy!! and so perfect for a fun room!! xoxoxo

obatpenyakitdarahtinggiherbal.web.id said...

Thanks for the information, very nice !

Sakartonn said...

Welcome in Paris Lucy !!!! I hope one day you will visit my beautiful town ! Your mother is the best !!!!
Veronique from Paris

Phd thesis said...

How cute!Really Loved this.And your blog,you keep it very well.

Haley said...

I LOVE this! What a great space for Lucy.

ps. We're about two years into cosleeping and I'm pretty sure I'd pee my pants with excitement if my daughter started asking for her own bed.

Tangy Belland said...

That wall is gorgeous. Do you create a sketch or plan before hand or just let the creativity flow? Also, would love to know more about the black and white arrow/aztec throw blanket.😜

Nancy said...

You are amazing! I would love to be a kid again and move into this space. It's great to see how happy Lucy is about the suprise. Thanks foy sharing those moments and the project <3

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