I initially wanted to do a stone wallpaper on the bottom of her walls, but that was going to cost about $200! With a new baby on the way, we didn't have that much to spend on just wallpaper. So I got the idea to paint my own stones on certain parts of her wall.
Here's how it turned out! I absolutely love it! And it's not as hard as it looks!
First, I painted all the cobblestone. I used toll paint. It's super cheap, covers well, and is easy to work with. I sponged the area a neutral grey color. I didn't fully cover.
Then, I drew in the black lines. I should have done them with a pencil first, but I think they turned out great anyway.
Next, I sponged around the outside of each stone with a little darker grey. The effect when you step back is wonderful! The stones were time consuming, but I love it!
I just did around the door and window and other random corners.
We decided to create another window on an empty wall. I just measured the window she had and made it the same size. The picture inside was a little more difficult. I sponged the tree and grassy area by making several different shades of green.
The sky I painted blue and added some clouds. The water was done very similar.
The most difficult part, the castle, my husband actually designed and painted. If you don't have an extremely gifted artist in the house, you could project the image and trace and paint it.
My husband even included several secret pictures for my daughter to find. There is the boat from Princess Bride, The Little Mermaid, chess pieces, a book, and much more. He is so creative!
For her window treatment, I set out to find a branch laying on the ground, and then I nailed it to the wall. This is a super cheap way to get a very unique curtain rod. I draped the purple fabric and hot glued some flowers onto the branches.
I did the same thing with the drape over her bed, but she has since pulled all the flowers off the branch...