The "Mountain Mural" Bedroom Makeover — Renovation Project

From a blank wall to a complete mountain scape, my bedroom feels larger and more inviting. Thanks, Pam! While traveling on many buses in Thailand and Laos, I saw endless ranges of beautiful and sometimes unusual mountainscapes. I used 3 different colors of paint: the white and natural white were leftovers from previous projects so only $50 was spent on a gallon of Kendell Charcoal from Benjamin Moore. Square by square, I penciled in the drawing. (Image credits: Pam Lostracco) The solid white (top) and charcoal (bottom) were painted first. The night stand was found just around the corner from me, which I sanded and repainted in white. THE MATERIALS:
This mural is 120 square feet and took 3 full days to draw the outline and paint. THE PROCESS:
I composed a scaled drawing of my bedroom wall in Illustrator. The gentle gradation in color creates a sense of calmness throughout the entire room. As we drove along side them, I drew the top edge of each ridge, stacking one on top of the other. Contact the editors through our Makeover Project Submission Form. Then, added a square-foot grid over the drawing which was transferred onto the wall using string. The multiple layers create visual depth, like you can actually see over each mountain ridge. Makeover by: PamLocation: Canada

Last Spring, I started envisioning how my artwork would look at a larger size. The colors were selected to blend with the neutral tones in my bedspread, curtains and furniture. The crocheted afghan was made many years ago by my Granny.

Updated: 18.12.2014 — 08:49