I gave our spare bathroom a little update with this painted flower wallpaper.
We painted this bathroom in a pale robin's egg blue a few years after we moved into the house. But lately it was feeling dull and plain and I wanted to do something else that wouldn't involve ripping out fixtures. I had so much fun with Amos' room so I went for a painted wallpaper in a flower design.
I started the pattern by painting 5" rectangles with a mini paint roller. I used leftover paint from our living room for this.
Then I started adding flower stems using acrylic paints that I mixed on palette. I sketched out some rough ideas in my sketchbook before hitting the wall.
For the color palette, I was trying to stay with a apricotty, sherry, deep plum for the flowers and various muted greens for the stems. At first I was worried I used too many colors, but now I love how vibrant and happy it is!
I repeated the same flower about every 7 blocks to make the pattern seem intentional but randomized. This kinda worked, but I ended up with having to fill in gaps because my 'every 7 blocks' idea was completely random as well!
Hillary Thompson on Jan 03, 2023
Sara this looks fabulous! So creative and well-executed. I have the “wants” real bad.
Beth Mazur on Dec 30, 2022
Oh my gosh! I love this so much! So bold and so fun!! I swear you out do yourself with every design iteration. And here I just thought you did dishcloths….Beautiful, just beautiful.
Suzanne Fox on Dec 29, 2022
Sara, this is so amazing! From concept to execution. What would the world be without our artists? I am inspired to take more risks with my art in the new year.