This wall has been a labor of love. And frustration, and confusion, and anger, and and and... haha! I mean, I'm just being honest here. When we first decided to make over Toby's room, we were left with a 6 year old begging (demanding?) for red walls and a zebra striped bunk bed. Clearly you can see that my child is very gifted when it comes to interior design. We crushed his dreams and told him "No way, Jose!" but decided to come up with a few ideas that we were okay with, and let him choose his favorite. Several of the ideas were black and white themed (I'm not sure why I'm on that kick right now, but I like it) and we had a few that would play up the light pistachio color his room was already painted. He immediately chose the black and white skyline of Nashville because he loves the Batman (AT&T) building. Boom! We were all stoked on it.
Mike and I gathered the supplies and got started. He painted the whole room white while I worked and tended to the kids. Then we tag teamed the taping process. We sort of winged everything based on a picture I had printed out, and I'm stoked at the outcome. We worked on the AT&T building together, but then Mike rocked the rest of the outlines himself. I tackled the windows on all of the buildings, and then he painted. Well we didn't really think about painting a white coat over the tape to seal it, so when pulled the tape off it bled everywhere (see the picture up there!). Sad freaking day. We were pretty angry honestly (mostly at ourselves - but also at 3M for making really really terrible painter's tape. Seriously, we'll never use anything other than Frogtape again. Loyal! They just didn't have the thickness we needed. Tangent!) Anyway, we moped around and cussed the wall before calling it a night and dealing with it the next day.
We knew the only way to save it would be to get a small paintbrush or seven, or start over. There was no way in the world we could tape that off again (OMG no.) so we opted for paintbrushes. Apparently foam brushes do the trick quite well! Mike handled the outlines yet again and I went in for the windows. He ended up finishing it himself once Linden woke up (He's my hero) and BOOM! There you have it, Nashville skyline!
We're super stoked with how it turned out. We ended up painting Toby's bunk beds black to match, and we painted a few more pieces of furniture black, too. We aren't even remotely finished with the room yet so you'll have to wait on that. But I'm happy with where we came from!
Wish us luck with the rest of it!