Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Baby's Room: A Makeover Story, Part 2 (Using Picnik for Creative Paint Ideas)

Missed the wallpaper-licious post? (the BEFORE pictures) Click here.

Here's where we left off. It's okay, but a little blah, blah, boring.

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Using Picnik, I uploaded a few pictures and played around with paint ideas.

I added circles in different sizes and in a color that was just a shade lighter than the room color. I also experimented with how a quote would look in vinyl on one wall.

Here's how:

1. After you've uploaded your picture, select the "Create" tab and then "Stickers" (at the top, under the "Library" tab)

2. Now select "Basic Geometric" from the column on the left and pick the circle.

Picnik Wall Design 1


3. Your circle will show up black. I wanted the look to be the same color as the room, just a shade lighter, so I changed the color to white using the "Sticker Properties" box over the picture.

4. Then I adjusted the Fade to about 60%.

Picnik Paint Design 2

5. From here, I repeated these steps until I had different sized circles in a bar through the center of the walls.

6. For the side walls, use the oval shape.

Baby Room dots


I'm so glad I did this first because I originally thought I'd paint the circles white. After playing around in Picnik, I didn't like the white circles at all--too stark.

I made this image in Picnik, too. It isn't what I ended up doing, but I was glad that I was able to get a clearer idea of what I wanted regarding text on the wall.

Baby Room with quote


Stay tuned for more...
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8 comments:

  1. I love, love, love it! What a great idea, Erin! I like the more subtle shade of the circles too--fantastic!

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  2. Great idea Erin! I love the wording on the wall- did you stencil it or use vinyl? We had something like that for my first son at our old house but I ordered it though a catalogue party.

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  3. Cute and fun idea. I use picnik all the time too.

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  4. Looks like it will be cute. Wonderful creative planning.

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