9 May 2018 Tags: ,

I paint this mountain mural in a nursery for a new television show called Holmes: Next Generation.  Originally airing on the DIY Network, you can now watch episode four on HGTV and CTV Life.

The crew and I finish the baby’s mountain themed room after original renovations fell apart for this Hamilton, Ontario couple (who are due any day).

Keep scrolling for all the behind-the-scenes photos and to learn how we can work together, too!

The Mountain Mural Starts with a Consultation

Holmes Next Generation star Mike Holmes Jr stands with muralist Adrienne in front of the mountain mural featured on the television show

Just like with every one of my clients, the first step to create this mountain mural is the consultation.  I meet with Sherry Holmes and Mike Holmes Junior on set to plan the mural design.  They share that the expectant home owners are outdoorsy and adventurous, so we look at other breathtaking nurseries ideas and come up with the nursery mountain theme.

Here’s how my consultation works:

  1. Contact Me – Fill out the form and I’ll be in touch to book a date and time for your consultation.
  2. Share Your Vision – Before the consultation, it’s helpful if you share inspiring photos of other murals you love.  Email them or add me to your Pinterest Board so I can get a feel for what you’re dreaming about.
  3. Let’s Chat – When we connect, we’ll chat:
    1. Mountain Murals Colors – Yellow?  Grey?  Teal?  Your mountain mural is totally customized for you and your kids room.
    2. Styles – I’m talking geometric, woodland, ombre, layered, with trees (or without), with a sun (or without).
    3. Size and placement – just an accent wall, around a corner?  Add stars or triangles throughout the room?  What kind of furniture do I have to paint around?
  4. Get Your Quote – Once I fully understand what you want to create for your kids, I can put a quote together for you.

Full Service Packages

Holmes Next Generation star Sherry Holmes poses with muralist Adrienne in front of the mountain mural they created together

When you’re pregnant, you have enough to worry about.  You shouldn’t have to drive all over the city to buy paint and supplies, get up on tall ladders and mess around with “trying” to create a mountain mural.

That’s why I offer full service packages that include a consultation, design ideas, a to-scale sketch, my expertise in painting your baby’s mural and all the tools and paint needed.

Painting Kids Murals Since 2005

Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca paints yellow triangles and a mountain mural for Holmes Next Generation TV show

The Holmes crew knows they can count on me to elevate this nursery because I’ve been painting children’s murals since 2005.  You’re guaranteed the same flawless, top notch service and expertise.

Non-Toxic Paint Only Please!

Nursery Mountain Mural painted by Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca for Holmes Next Generation TV show

Since this family is pregnant, it’s important to the Holmes crew that we only use the right materials – non-toxic paint that doesn’t affect their air quality.  This is a concern for many of my clients, which is why I only use non-toxic acrylic paint and no VOC latex paint for my murals.  All the wallpaper murals I sell are also eco-friendly and non-toxic.

Mountain Murals are Safe Over a Crib

A grey mountain mural painted by Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca for Holmes Next Generation TV show in a baby nursery

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve heard of cheap peel and stick decals falling into a baby’s crib.  What a choking hazard!  There’s also a risk that canvas art could fall and hurt your baby.

Having a hand-painted mural removes those risks completely but still gives your wee babe something fun to look at.

The Holmes crew makes sure that the wall lamp and skateboard are both far enough away to not fall into the crib and are extra secured on the wall.

Painting the Mountain Mural Around the Corner

Triangles painted next to a mountain mural by Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca decorate a wall over a baby's crib.

During the consultation, Mike and Sherry mention they want the mountain nursery wall to be extended through the entire bedroom, but not take away from the other accessories (I’ll share all the mountain nursery decor they create below).

So my sketch includes the mountain mural on the accent wall and continues the gold triangle patterns around the corner, creating a cohesive feel through the entire room.

Always Thinking of Small Details

A shimmery triangle painted by Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca on the walls of a baby nursery, along with stuffed animal heads.

I’ve worked with shimmery paint for years and know that it looks streaky and translucent when painted on a wall.  To overcome this hurdle, I first paint a yellow base colour in Benjamin Moore 2023-30 (Regal) and then paint over the base with Americana Multi-Surface Metallic paint in Yellow Gold to give it the shimmer.  It’s small details like this that make all the difference to the final mural.

Trusted by Celebrity Designers and TV Personalities

Mike Holmes Junior, Sherry Holmes and Adrienne of About Murals pose in front of a mountain mural they created for the Holmes Next Generation TV show

On top of working with Mike Holmes, Sherry Holmes and Mike Holmes Junior, I also work with Colin and Justin, Brian Gluckstein, Tracy Moore, Christian Dare and Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault and my murals (both hand-painted and wallpaper) appear on Cityline, CHCH Morning Live and in the Toronto Sun.

If you’re thinking of hiring a mural artist, why not work with the professional the celebrities trust?

I Exclusively Work with One Client Per Week

A mountain mural nursery painted by Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca for the Holmes Next Generation TV show sits behind a baby's crib

I exclusively work with one client per week to ensure your mural is completed on time, while guaranteeing an exceptional piece of artwork for your children.

What does Mike Holmes Think of the Mural?

Mike Holmes and Adrienne Scanlan of AboutMurals.ca

To find out, you’ll have to watch episode 4 of Holmes Next Generation called, “And Baby Makes Three” on the DIY Network.

2 Easy Ways to Create a Mountain Nursery

A mountain mural painted by Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca for the Holmes: Next Generation TV show sits under a rustic wooden ceiling built by Mike Holmes Junior.

If you’re thinking of mountain nursery for your baby, there are two ways I can help you:

  1. Book a Consultation – if you want to hire a professional muralist in the greater Hamilton / Toronto areas, I offer consultations!
  2. DIY Mountain Wall Mural – if you’re the adventurous type and want to tackle it yourself, follow my step-by-step guide on how to paint this mountain wall mural.

Other Mountain Nursery Decor by Sherry, Mike and Moi!

To help you dream big for your nursery, here’s more mountain nursery decor the crew and I create (including mountain nursery shelves and the adorable woodland faux taxidermy).  We never stop exploring, right?

Mountain Nursery Shelves

Triangles and mountain shelves, painted by Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca, decorate the walls along with stuffed animal heads and a custom lamp made by Sherry Holmes on Holmes Next Generation TV show.

Mike Holmes Junior builds these triangle mountain shelves that I paint with snow caps.  On the opposite wall, Sherry Holmes hangs these adorable faux taxidermy plush animal heads including a giraffe, zebra and lion.

Wooden Ceilings

A mountain mural, painted by Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca, sits beside a rustic, custom skateboard with the initial "C" for baby Cohen.

Mike Jr. creates this freaking amazing wooden ceiling, which totally makes the mural pop!

He and the crew also put together the skateboard wall art with the letter “C” (since baby Cohen’s dad loves skateboarding).

Yellow Nursery Door

Yellow nursery door in Cohen's baby room, featured on Holmes Next Generation TV show.

The yellow nursery door is painted in Benjamin Moore 2023-30, the same bright yellow that I use for the sun in the mural and the base of the shimmery triangles.  It pulls the bedroom together into a consistent design.

Giraffe Lamp

A custom lamp featuring a giraffe with rocks, leaves and a sign saying "welcome home Cohen" created by Sherry Holmes for Holmes Next Generation.
A close up of a personalized lamp with a giraffe, rocks, leaves and sign reading "Welcome Home Cohen" created by Sherry Holmes for the Holmes Next Generation TV Show.

Lastly, here’s the custom giraffe lamp that Sherry Holmes makes for baby Cohen.

DIY Mountain Wall Mural

Sherry Holmes learns how to paint yellow triangles and a mountain mural with Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca for the Holmes Next Generation TV show

If you’re not in the greater Hamilton / Toronto areas and want to try your own DIY mountain wall mural, I can teach you how (just like I teach Sherry Holmes) in my step-by-step guide.  Read the blog now!

And when you post your beautiful work, tag me on social media so I can see how it turns out!

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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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