The Mural Project: Meanwhile…

October 12, 2011 | By Brent Almond | DESIGN STUFF, LESSONS LEARNED, THINGS MY KID DIGS

Okay, so it’s been embarrassingly forever since I’ve either posted about or worked on the mural for JJ’s wall. I had shot photos of the room, taken down what was hanging on the wall, and even purchased paint. But several weeks later I realized I was never, EVER going to get anything done on the weekend because JJ’s either a) asleep in his room or b) running around needing to be corralled. I was ready to throw in the brush and declare myself an unfit Designer Daddy…

But then Papa had the idea to let JJ nap upstairs in his pack-n-play. And there ya go, I had the time to get some painting done. Take a gander at a few photos of my “progress.”

You can never go wrong with a few colored polka dots

If you’ve seen this blog (which you have) or the site for my day job, or quite a few other things I’ve worked on, you can tell I like me some dots. Polka dots seem to cycle in and out of vogue, but I’ve been a fan from way back. Comic books, pop art, TV screens ā€” some of my favorite things at their root are made up of polka dots.

By the way, I gotta give Martha props on her awesome Specialty Sponges. Great for all your polka-dotting needs.

The changing table doubles as a handy paint-mixing station.

And it’s more than kind of intentional that I’m using JJ’s three favorite colors: “bwoo”, “gwee”, and “puh-pah.” Is there anything in this world cuter than toddler-speak? Pwobawy not.

Can you tell I'm making this up on the fly? There is a (loose) plan, I swear.

And what did JJ think of his room now that it’s covered in what looks like Candy Pox? His exact words were “WOOOOWWWW. Bubbles!” I’d say that was about the most rewarding critique I’ve ever gotten.

More to come…

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4 responses to “The Mural Project: Meanwhile…”

  1. Lisa says:

    I wish I was either as cute as JJ or as creative as you! This is so perfect! I love that its simple yet mind blowing. I can’t wait to see the finished product!
    Lisa

    • Brent M. Almond says:

      Thanks Lisa! I just want to get it finished before he’s old enough to have opinions about what goes on his walls, and wants me to paint over it with robot dinosaurs or something! šŸ™‚
      DD

  2. ANNE says:

    yeah for progress!!

  3. Noah Moore-Goad says:

    Love the colors and the polka dots! Can’t wait to see the final reveal. Amazing!

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