Last week, my DIY shades post was featured on Apartment Therapy New York, which was fun. Leah, a writer for Apartment Therapy DC, emailed me about the post and about our oddly similar bios – both wives of law students (well, her husband is graduated), part-time decorators, mothers of two little girls, etc.
If you haven’t checked out her awesome blog, you really should. One of my favorite posts was about her bathroom mural. She painted the walls Benjamin Moore’s South Beach and then hand-painted a silhouette of her two daughters.
In her post, Leah explains that she was inspired by some silhouette decals for sale at Harmonie-Interieure. Leah drew out a design for the girls’ figures on large paper, cut the figures out and traced the outlines on the wall in pencil. Then she went back and carefully painted the images with black craft paint using a very thin paint brush for nice, crisp edges. She drew the tree free-hand on the wall in pencil then painted that in, too.
If you’re not as artistic as Leah, but love the look of silhouette murals, these decals (above) are a good option for you. Here are a couple more options, below.
This little girl blowing bubbles silhouette is really cute, but I wish the scale was smaller (like Leah’s images).
This one’s only 5×7
Birds on a wire via Etsy seller Dali Decals
Elephants in a row also via Dali Decals on Etsy
Cute tree via EllyNelly