Back in August, a friend asked me to paint a simple wall mural (more like a border, really) on the walls of her babies’ room (twin boys). At first I was reluctant; I have no problem painting any number of things on my own walls, but there were numerous reasons why I didn’t want the responsibility of painting on someone else’s, especially since in this case the walls had just been freshly painted and looked lovely and pristine. She assured me that even if I made a mistake, it could easily be rectified with more paint, so I decided, Why not? Here is the result:
I have to apologize for the poor pictures; they’re the only ones I have. Here is a close up of a couple of the dogs:
It is difficult to see, but there is a dotted white line that goes above and below the dogs, as if they are batting the ball back and forth.
The original design came from a Pottery Barn catalog and I modified it to include a white scottie because they have a white dog. I made cardboard cutouts of the shapes of the dogs and traced them onto the wall, then added the details by hand.
The finished room was more than I’d hoped for and I was very glad I’d agreed to do it. The entire project took about two afternoons, and as a thank you, my friend made a donation to PAWS/LA, which is an organization near and dear to my heart. Everybody wins!