Playroom Mountains

After a year of my living room being taken over by toys, I decided it was time to create a space especially for Lincoln. Because every one year old needs two rooms and free reign of the entire house, right? I wanted a space that could still function as a guest room, since that was that I was converting to the playroom, but I wanted it to be fun and whimsical for play time.

Enter these mountains.

They were super simple to create. The black mountain tops are magnetic paint. Perfect for hanging up artwork!

Let’s get in to how these mountains got done.

First, I taped off basic shapes I wanted for the mountains. I brought one of the peaks down on the adjoining wall just to add some visual interest.

I painted the large mountains a dark grey the little mountain peaks a lighter grey to make them appear as if they were in the background. Peel off the tape and you’re left with the picture below.

Fill in the gaps with the light grey paint. I used a little tiny paint brush to make sure my lines stayed crisp.

The finishing touch is to top the dark grey mountains with black paint. I used magnetic paint that I had left over from a different project. Just tape off the peak shapes you want with painters tape.

The entire project took me about a day to complete. The drying time is what gets you!

I got the bedding and pillows from Target. We use the beds as more of a couch situation, but guests can snuggle in when they come!


Products used:

Painters tape

Valspar Signature paint in Metropolis (dark), Gravity (light) and Sherwin Williams Origami White (wall base-still used Valspar paint- just had them match it)

Paint rollers

Art brushes

Author: Frankly Frazzled

Welcome to Frankly Frazzled, a place where I share all my crazy ideas that I try to make come to life. I'm a stay at home mom that loves a good project. I would love to live in a Restoration Hardware world, but I'm more on a Target budget... but like the "I can only stay on the outer perimeter and not venture in the aisles" budget. Enter DIYs- a way to make me feel like Chip AND JoJo. On top of doing projects, I also have to keep my son alive and keep myself from being mistaken for a homeless person. So, keep an eye out for easy recipes and quick getting ready hacks.

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