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Are you looking for a pretty black butterfly mural for your little girl’s bedroom?  As a muralist, I couldn’t possibly NOT have a mural in my own daughter’s bedroom…and I just love this theme!

Here are some inspirational photos of her butterfly bedroom (so you can get some ideas) and ways we can work together.

Keep scrolling for a tutorial on how to paint a butterfly mural.  Remember to tag me on Instagram @about_murals so I can see your masterpiece and leave a Google Review if this helps!

A Black Butterfly Mural Customized to Match Curtains

A black butterfly mural painted in black and white by Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca

My favourite part of painting murals for kids is incorporating their favourite things into their rooms.  It could be a hobby, book or the things they’re most drawn to.

My daughter is a super girly girl and loves drawing hearts, butterflies and stars.  Since her curtains have butterflies on them, I customized her mural to match!

Personalize it with Initials or a Name!

A black butterfly mural featuring a lacy butterfly and initial letter A for Audrey, painted by Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca

Another way to personalize a mural for your kids is to add their name or initial in whatever font suits their personality.  I added the letter “A” for Audrey’s name and she just adores the swirly script font I used.

If you’d love some ideas on how to personalize your hand-painted mural, I suggest booking a consultation.

The Mural Becomes Part of your Family

A little girl sits in her bed below a black butterfly mural, painted by Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca

I love getting messages from clients that their kids pet their mural to sleep or say goodnight to it.  Their mural will become a part of your family and getting your kids to sleep in their own bedrooms will NOT be a problem once they have their very own mural – promise! ;)

Why Hire me to Paint your Mural?

Mike Holmes and Adrienne Scanlan of AboutMurals.ca

I’ve been painting kids murals in the greater Toronto area since 2005. My murals regularly appear in the media like Cityline, The DIY Network, HGTV, CTV Life and The Toronto Sun.

Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca stands next to the black butterfly mural she painted in her daughter's room

Or…Shop my Removable Wallpaper Murals!

I sell removable wallpaper murals for kids that ship FREE in Canada and the USA.  They’re super easy to hang and come right off when your kids are ready for a new design!

How To Paint a Butterfly Mural

Here’s a quick time lapse video of how I painted Audrey’s mural.  I loved having her hang out with me while I painted it – she got a real kick climbing up and down the ladder.

For more detailed instructions, keep scrolling!

The “Before” Photo

A pink bedroom with butterfly curtains before a kids mural is painted by Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca

So this is the “Before” shot.

I always recommend doing a consultation with your kids before decorating.  It sharpens their decision making skills and, honestly, you’ll avoid any disappointment they might have later if they had their heart set on something.

Audrey and I had a consultation and I showed her the butterfly and letter “A” I wanted to paint.  We also talked about the colour of her walls.  Before redecorating her room, I sometimes felt like a bottle of Pepto Bismol exploded on her walls.  Audrey is pink obsessed and loved the colour, but I felt like it needed to be softened a bit and suggested a white feature wall.  She approved of the whole concept.

I also added a chandelier and a white medallion around it to add a totally girly feel.

The Inspirational Curtains

Drapes were the inspiration for the mural that Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca painted for her daughter, Audrey.

With my clients, I often use their drapes or bedding as inspiration for my custom, hand-painted murals so I used the same process for Audrey’s bedroom.  I pulled the black, lacey butterfly out of her curtains as inspiration for her mural.

The inspirational butterfly from curtains used by Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca in her girly mural

I snapped a close-up photo of the butterfly from the drapes and then copy and pasted it into a Word document.

Print it on Paper and Overhead Transparencies

Then I printed the image out on both paper (so I could have all the small details close by when I was painting the butterfly mural) and a transparency to put onto my overhead projector.

Use an Overhead Projector

Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca painted a butterfly mural using an overhead projector

One reason I use an overhead projector with my clients is that I can show them how the image will appear on their walls right in the room.  They can give their feedback on whether they want the mural bigger, smaller or moved on the wall.

And my clients never worry about their kid’s safety or the air quality after I’m finished painting their mural.  I only use non-toxic acrylic paints and no-VOC latex paint, so it won’t affect the air quality in kids’ bedrooms.  They can sleep in their room the same night I paint my wall murals.

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About the Author: 

Adrienne is the owner and founder of About Murals. Her work has been featured on Cityline, HGTV, The DIY Network, CTV Life and The Toronto Sun. She enjoys writing about trends in wallpaper murals and creating videos teaching DIYers how to hang wallpaper. You can reach her at adrienne@aboutmurals.ca.

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