A long, long time ago, I saw this picture (no idea where!!), and thought that wall's painting scheme would be so cool for Vada's room. I saved it to my computer, and waited to work up the courage...
Finally, we got started. I taped up a sheet of paper from Vada's easel and free-handed some big curves (I wish I'd thought to take a picture of that - sorry!). I taped a second sheet over that, traced where the colors would meet, and cut it out along that line. We painted the bottom half, and then taped up the stencil.
And painted the top half.
And here's the first swirl. I'm just free-handing it with a small 1" paintbrush. I'm terrified I'm going to screw it up. But I'm also thinking - it's just a preschooler's room, and she'll love it no matter how amateur it looks. And in a few short years, she'll be wanting to paint it black anyway! :-)
I'll post more pictures when it's all done!