During the first week of June 2009, I had some extra time and wanted to donate some art to my son's school.
The nurse's office at his school, Richfield Stem Elementary, was the perfect candidate. The walls were tired and dingy, an off white that was pretty beat up. The nurse and the principal wanted a space that was cheerful and colorful, preferably with some plant imagery.
The room required a base coat of fresh paint, so I painted two walls light blue and two walls light purple. After that was complete and dry, I made two large squares of darker shades of purple and blue.
Third, I drew (very lightly) the plant and vine shapes on the walls.
On the areas of the darker blue and purple, I painted in the plant shapes with a lighter shade of paint. On the areas where the paint was the lighter shade, I painted in the plants and vines with darker shades. This created the "positive/negative" effect.
Finally I painted the trim in the room a bright apple green. I remember thinking "Nothing makes me happier than the combination of purple, blue and green" (I'm dorky like that).
The color and the large shapes gave the room a fresh, playful feel. It was definitely cheerful, and the nurse (and the other teachers in the school) were very pleased with the result.
I can paint a room like this for you--affordably!
One wall with the purples, one wall in the blue shades, and incorporate your child's name into the design, all for $650. (doesn't include painting the trim). I can get this project done--from initial meeting to finish in about four days.
Thu, December 29, 2011
by Lisa Kleven filed under