In the beginning Lathan had bare tan walls and Lightning McQueen sheets… no comforter… and one poster. He needed an upgrade and so we asked him what he would like in his room. First response: Batman. I said no. Second response: Guitar Hero. Now we’re talkin! Does that make me a bad mom?
Yoga painting move. I didn’t have a ladder at this point so I had to be creative when applying the ‘lightning.’ At first I tried applying a cool pattern with white paint and crumpled up paper…. which I DO NOT recommend to anyone.
Than I started the grid pattern over the lightning with the plastic grid from an old baby gate Amanda gave me. I had to nail it to the wall in about 8 places each time I moved to a new section and then I stippled in the darker grey paint.
The grid took most of the time. Probably a little over 2 weeks. Towards the end I was whining WAY too much on Facebook with posts like: [This wall is starting to suck the life blood out of me, better put on my Gooines Never Say Die shirt.] and [I have a paint chip lodged in my eye, possibly lead poisoning, tetnis and lung damage from paint fumes…]
“I get by with a little help from my friends”
Finally done with the grid!
The first backwards guitar!
My signature… yes I signed my mural two weeks before it was done.
Mark Knopfler Strat
Got a ladder upgrade from Joshua
Bruce keeping mommy company. Isn’t he hansome?! I love the matching guitars on the paper in the background.
I’m surprised Peter did not short circuit looking at this filthy mess… that seemed to grow larger everyday!
I will never again post a picture of myself wearing NO make-up AND making a heinous face. So soak it up ladys and gentlemen. Check out my awesome cheer up or die shirt.
Too many pictures of my butt… please forgive me.
Check out my awesome hairdo.
All the records my dad gave me… I still need to get Darkside of the Moon.
My Aunt Pam gave us vintage concert tickets from some legends! Thank you!!!
He’s so excited. I wanted to cry just watching him last night. And this morning when I went upstairs to make his bed he had already tried to do it just like we had. Love you, my baby Lathan!!!