As soon as we moved out of our old house, Aurora asked for two specific things she wanted in her new room (although we hadn’t even found a house yet): a mountain wall and a cloud ceiling.
The mountains were super fun to make (post to come in a few days) but the clouds were intimidating! I didn’t want to just sponge paint some white onto the ceiling and call it a day: I wanted them to actually look like clouds with shape and depth. But let’s be real, I’m not mural artist, although a girl can dream. So I kind of just started experimenting and hoping it worked, and to my surprise, they were really easy to make!
First, I started by painting the ceiling in Sea Rover (matte) by Behr.
Once that’s dry, poor white and sea rover (or the shade of blue you’re using) into a paint tray. It’s okay if they touch and mix because we are going to be using both colors simultaneously and mixing the colors will just provide more depth to your cloud.
Now take your paint brush and dip it in the white paint. I used the same paint brush for both white and blue, because again, the more the colors mix, the more depth your cloud will have. With the white paint, start forming a cloud shape on the ceiling. The good thing about clouds is there is no “right” way to paint them, so just start painting your cloud and add sections and extensions until you’re satisfied with the way it looks.
You can always add on to it later if you decide you don’t like it.
Keep adding blue to the edges and interchanging with white paint as well if you think you have too much blue in one area. You can also play around with different shades of blue by mixing the blue with the white or just using the regular shade that you have. When you’re done shading, you want the cloud to look something like this:
It helps to lay on the ground (as weird as you may feel) and look up to see where you need to add clouds. It’s easier to notice open or blank spots on the ceiling from this angle because it feels like you’re looking up at the sky–well hopefully.
Eventually, you’ll have a beautiful clouded ceiling, perfect for any children’s bedroom!