So, some time ago, I promised that I’d post some pictures of OnlySon’s room. About 3 years ago, I painted his room how he wanted it. With the theme of “Under the Ocean”.
Here’s what we got!
Seaweed by the door, complete with bubbles. Behind his bed? Is an underwater volcano that EldestDaughter painted.
Directly above his bed, is some of my favorite seaweed. This was so much fun to paint! And right under the window, is an angler fish, who’s “lure” is the crank handle for the window. It even glows in the dark. (Glow in the dark paint!)
Turning to my right, we have a coral hill, with various inhabitants and some different style of seaweed. The white fish have glow in the dark paint, too, as do the jellyfish.
Directly behind the dresser, is a Great White Shark, and some more jellyfish. What you can’t see, is near the floor, there’s a Greek Ruin with statuary that glows in the dark. But… the furniture had to go somewhere, so that’s covered up now.
And, on the last wall, we have another coral hill, with different types of seaweed and more fish, including the rays that YoungerDaughter painted. My favorite, though? The robber fish that swims near the ceiling, right in the center. That one I did free-hand, from a small picture, and I’m still completely tickled that it turned out as well as it did!
One of the best things about this room, is that the ceiling was done with a texturing technique that mimics water ripples, so when I painted it blue, it actually ended up looking as though you were looking up from the bottom of the ocean, to a watery scene above as well.
When I was a kid, I always wanted to paint my room with pictures, scenes and murals. I was never able to. So, when I finally got into a house of my own, I decided that if my kids wanted “theme rooms”, I was going to make sure they got them.
And I still love their rooms.
They were so much fun to do, and the kids were thrilled, each of them, with their various themes. Someday, they may want something different, but I haven’t heard that from any of them yet. And, I’m happy to leave them just the way they are.