Vera's Spectacular City View

Vera's Spectacular City View

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Carrie McBride
Jun 17, 2015
(Image credit: PPetra)

Name: Vera May (2)
Location: Chicago, Illinois

I thought for a long time about how to decorate my daughter's Chicago bedroom. I ended up relying on the opportunities our environment held for us! I created a mural wrapping on all four walls of her room by "bringing neighboring buildings in" (in a way you would see it through the walls).

(Image credit: PPetra)
(Image credit: PPetra)

I tailored the design to her current eye level, of course! I enjoyed adding details like our neighbors' sailing boat to the lake that reminds us of good times. The whole design was "drawn" on the wall using three widths of painters tape.

(Image credit: Alyson Beaton)
(Image credit: PPetra)

I also painted some of the furniture pieces such as the IKEA drawers she has for her toys.

(Image credit: Alyson Beaton)

Other furniture pieces were hand-me-downs and some items were found at flea markets. We bought the carpet from Land of Nod. It looks like it would have been created the same way as the wall graphics!

(Image credit: PPetra)

Thanks, Petra Probstner! Readers, you can see a "before" and "in-progress" picture of this space at Before & After: The Mural That Will Change Your Mind about Murals.

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