Monday, July 25, 2011

Extreme Makeover : Lula Mae Edition

The past 4 days Charlie and I have been working together on Lula Mae's room. When we moved in it looked like this.

Luckily shortly after we moved in the carpet was replaced, which left us with removing the wallpaper boarder and painting.

After we removed the very stubborn boarder backing it look like this.

Just real quick.... for the love of all interior decorating please promise me you will never ever put wallpaper or any wallpaper boarders in your house!!!! Taking them off is freaking T.O.R.T.U.R.E. Literally I would rather nail my tongue to a table than have to do that again! And moving on....

This was the room freshly painted in a nice gray (gotta say it is my very favorite paint color right now. Love it!)

And then the fun began! Next we set up a projector and traced Cinderellas castle on the wall. Then, we traced the little Disney girl and got to work painting them both.

We always had a great audience willing to cheer us on.

After then it was all just detail work. Meticulous painting... lots and lots of meticulous painting! The castle took several coats of paint, which included several layers of paint around all the edges of the castle and all is towers, windows, corners, etc.... yeah we had a few late nights working on all those coats, but it was all worth it in the end. I also had to work on the word bubble over the little girl. By the way, I did not paint the Disney letters. A friend of mine got them for me off of ebay a while back. They worked perfectly! All I did was glue them right on wall. It's one of my favorite parts of the room.

After the final coat was finished I set up the projector again and painted the fireworks above the castle.

The little Disney girl turned out better than expected.

Here is the finished room! Yes, it was a lot of work and no I don't think I would do it again, but it was all worth it!

Because this little girl adores her new room. She has thanked us over and over and has not stopped talking about her Disney room.

See, there are a few things Lula Mae really, really loves:
1. Jesus/God/Church/The Bible
2. Uncle Eric
3. Disney World and all things Disney

So basically she LOVES it! I am so glad that she loves it too. Although if she hadn't I would have gladly moved into her room ;-)

Looks like our room is next on the Bell House Extreme Home Makeover. Luckily it won't be so fancy and won't take nearly as long to do. Whew!

I want to close in saying I really understand why decals have become so popular. Murals are no joke!


Shelly said...

This is So. DARN. CUTE! We're thinking about taking the girls to Disney the next time we head out to visit my in-laws. Of course, Thing 1 has seen some of the movies, but I can't WAIT for her to see the park in person!

Robbie said...

so so cute Amy! You guys did a great job!! Now if only we can move into our new house so that I can paint Ainsley's room!

Robbie said...

opps...I didnt realize that I was logged on under Robbie's Blog...this is jenn by the way hahaha

Heather said...

adorable. i'd like to see it in person!

Anonymous said...

So cute!

Taylor said...

What a good mommy you are! I would have loved to see Lula Mae's face the first time she saw the finished product!

Eric said...

I love how I'm #2... :)

Emmy said...

So so cute! Seriously adorable. Great job.

Tiffany said...

Ok. You are seriously amazing. There is no way I would be gutsy enough to do that!

Rachel said...

I'm with Tiff - AHMAZING! So much work I'm sure, but just look at her smile!