11/15/11

paint your wall

i finally finished up the mural in max's little art studio hideaway tonight!
it's taken me a bit to actually finish it...it's been 1 part busy schedule to 3 parts i'm too tall and have to squat while working up there. 
anyways, max really loves it...and he even helped me paint a little bit of it!
i decided to leave a lot of empty spaces to keep the wall feeling light (it's a small space) and to let max go to town on filling it in if the mood strikes him.
it feels good to finally have things done up there.
it's the best to peak upstairs and find max hiding out...making messes and creating all sorts of funny things. 
an added perk is keeping all the crayons and markers and paints in one confined space! 

i definitely recommend converting an attic or spare closet into a mess space for your little ones!

32 comments:

  1. I think it's just perfect. I wish you could come be my interior decorator! You certainly know how to make a beautiful space.

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  2. That is awesome.. wanna come paint my bedroom and kids bedroom. it needs done bad Katie... you are such the artist that is one thing i remember from high school is Katie's art work. and art class the few times i did have art class with you.

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  3. i would've loved such a wall as a child. heck, i think i need one now.

    you're an inspiration and a half, my dear.

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  4. wow, this is amazing! you're the best mom ever :)

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  5. This is too cool - Max is one lucky kid to have such a rad space! :)

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  6. This is so neat. I love how fresh the painting feels at that there's still more to do if the mood strikes you or max.

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  7. This is so neat. I wish my bedroom looked like this. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  8. That's awesome! And looks so great! How incredibly fun! The colors look so cool together.

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  9. That is amazing, Max is one lucky boy! And I love that you've left it open for him to make his own mark if he wants to. Beautifully done.

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  10. What an awesome space! Add little person hideaway to the must list for our forever home!! Seriously.. way awesome!

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  11. wow! you are so talented! it looks great!!

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  12. beautiful! i love the soft colors. definitely reminiscent of a watercolor. beautiful katie.

    what a great space too!

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  13. this is amazing!! Would love to do this in my home someday!!

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  14. This is so wonderfully, amazing!
    I dream of a wall like this somewhere in our home.
    Did you free hand the whole thing?
    Do you have any tips for creating one of my own?
    Also, your photography is so beautiful. Always.
    Love from, Greta
    PS thanks for visiting my space and for your kind words

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  15. Katie it turned out just beautifully! I love it. It's so clever and true to you. Love, love, love.

    Kacie

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  16. Oh wow, it's amazing! I love the color choices. I'm so looking forward to buying a home and being able to paint creatively.

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  17. And, if I had an attic space like this, I sure would use it! The mural is perfect beyond words.

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  18. wow, this is incredibly neat! the paint by number is such a great idea and i love how it turned out. max really is one lucky boy; sooo jealous! ;P good job, girl!

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  19. Gorgeous! Love it! Well done!

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  20. You are my latest blog crush. Love everything you do! I even put some trees in my newly designed bedroom. I give you full credit anytime anyone asks. I'm saving this post in case I ever decide to have children. My husband and I aren't quite there yet (if ever), but my dad is an artist and we always had a mess space! This is an amazing version, I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. This looks wonderful! I really like how you left some spots without color so Max can fill some in - but even if he doesn't it really conveys the paint by number feeling which is amazing. Love love it!

    We don't have an attic but we might have to convert the garage. ;)

    xo
    cortnie

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  22. What a beautiful idea! It looks fantastic. I might just consider this for one of our walls (will have to consult with my family first). Thanks for sharing! :)

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  23. You did a Fabulous job!!!!! I love it....

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  24. This is such a good idea! Oh my, you're so creative, the paint by number is just great!

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  25. This is so awesome! Max is very lucky to have such a fun creative space to play in. :)

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  26. Katie- I love your beautiful blog! I just shared a link to this post on my blog.
    oppositeoffar.wordpress.com

    ~Jessica

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