A few weeks ago I helped my dear friend finish her kindergarten classroom. She moved classrooms, so got to pick some new crazy colors for the wall. (And yes, I realize there’s a typo on the wall. It’s been fixed. Of COURSE I forget the apostrophe on the wall of a classroom. Of course.) This tree was a little tricky because it covered 1/2 a white wall and 1/2 a yellow wall. I think we pulled it off. Also, since everything is better with a little sparkle, we glued on some rhinestones and brushed on some Magical Glitter Highlights.
We added about seven bees flying around the classroom (how many do you see in this picture?) (Don’t strain your eyes, there’s only one. Next to the door.) And some flowers for the bees to visit.
…here they are close up so you can admire the *BLING*.
In case you can’t tell, her classroom theme is “Busy Bees!” She asked for a beehive. But when I first painted it, the interaction of the colors I chose with the orange wall make it look more like a pile of dung instead of a beehive. This is what it looked like after the 3rd attempt. Try, try again!
Have you ever tried to paint a mural on a brightly colored wall before? It was kind of a challenge! But fun. The last mural I painted was in E’s room when she was a baby. That was SEVEN YEARS AGO. Dude. (Add nostalgic sniffling here).
I have one more thing I want to share with you. We’ve been in our “temporary apartment” for over a year now, and I decided we needed to revamp the girls room. To make things a little more festive we hung up….
PENNANT BANNERS!!! And twinkle lights! And I jerry-rigged the paper parasol in the corner to make a lovely & delightful lantern. (I love $5 projects that completely change a room!) The pennant banners were made with a combination of fabric scraps and vintage pillowcases. And I AM IN LOVE and plan on making about 100 more.
What are you in love with?