Well, we’ve reached week three of the One Room Challenge, and I’m still on track…mostly. After getting home from Costa Rica on Sunday, and spending the next several days unpacking loads of suitcases and doing mounds of laundry, I’m just beginning to get caught up, although it was tough to fit this one in.
So, if you’ve been following along, you know that I have chosen my two boys’ room to makeover for the challenge, and since they’re crazy about Star Wars, that’s the theme we’re going with.
So far, I made a bedside Lego station for them, and now I decided to attempt a mural for an accent wall. Before we get started, please excuse the crazy terrible lighting. The overhead light that they have is not working, and my husband, who usually fixes those things, is out of town at the moment.
I did a lot of research looking at tons and tons of Star Wars pictures, but ultimately made my own design; I wanted to make sure it was original.
My first step was to paint the wall black (formerly navy) with some leftover chalkboard paint.
Once dry, I papered and taped up the walls and ceiling around it since I would be using spray paint.
And while we’re talking about spray paint, the one I used was Rustoleum Forged Hammered Antique Pewter. It was perfect since the formula is a little chunky (to get that hammered metal look), it went on splotchy, which helped me get a starry, galaxy look.
I sprayed sparse patches of spray paint, and then went back over to build up the patches in some spots for variety.
Once dry, I added in a little bit of chalk to get a little more of the cloudy look I wanted. I drew on patches of chalk, and smudged them with a cloth.
Since I used chalk, obviously not very permanent, I sprayed a layer of this polyurethane finish.
The last step was to add in the details, a planet and shadow of the Millennium Falcon, and silhouettes of C-3PO and R2D2 (and yes, as a mom of boys, I know the characters very well!).
Aaaaaand, now that I’m looking at the pictures, I just realized that I forgot that little section on the left side of the door. Whoops. Guess that’s going on my list next!
Now, I’m not 100% satisfied with the way my mural turned out, so I may end up reworking it a little before I’m done with the room.
As always, let me know what you think…I value your opinions. Does is need to be a bit more muted? Should I add in some colors?
Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to check out what the other participants are up to this week over at the One Room Challenge…there’s some great stuff going on over there. Until next time!