Once upon a time I painted one wall in T's room bright, bright blue. It cast an eerie hue over the whole space.
A few days later I bought a small can of orange-ish paint to cover it up. It was a lovely color, but not quite enough. While I've tried to pass it off as a cool painting technique :), tackling the not-so-well-covered corners with the bright blue showing through has been on my to-do list for some time.
When T was just a few months old I ordered inexpensive oars (on ebay) to fill the empty space above the futon in his room.
(Love it! :)
Recently I thought that painting waves under them would be fun.
But waves might not be fun forever.
The solution: Making a giant chalkboard wall.
A giant chalkboard for me to put "murals" on for now. And when he's older--like at least 10 older-- he can take over. :)
(Because I love finding and hearing about good deals, those large down-filled pillows were $12 for the pair on clearance at TJM*xx (maybe it was the bright orange color? ;). The futon cover was $10 at Targ*t (75% off). And we finally bought another light (under $20 at Targ*t) for his room--because he loved playing with cords, he has only had one small, dim table lamp on his dresser.)
Lest you think I am an amazing artist ;), J helped me project an image up on the wall with our projection TV.
I used Crayola Chalk Crayons--they're a little more vibrant than ordinary chalk and a little less expensive than bistro chalk markers
T's future ideas for this wall include a giant shark mouth, the moon, or a submarine.
Knowing M wouldn't want to miss out on a giant chalkboard, I added one in her room, too.
Just high enough on the wall so that a certain little girl's fingers won't smear the image. :)