I was inspired by this:
Then I thought to myself, “I can do that” …
Then I thought to myself “Why spend $60+, when you can do it with paint you already have” …
What a perfect way to spend a Saturday night when it is like 10 degrees outside and the wind is whipping! So I head up stairs with my inspiration picture on my screen, pencil in hand. I free hand the design on the wall. I stand back and take a look.
“ Wow!” I am now super confident I can do it.
Now time to start painting. I get my craft paint in brown and go at it.
Hmmm…. so, needs some help. The branches got a lot wider then I wanted. There are two parts that I am definitely not loving. My mind starts to fill with doubt at this point. I take a deep breath and sit down.
Then a little light bulb goes off … I remember buying a magic eraser at the Home Depot.
Magic Eraser + a lot of elbow grease + prayer = this:
Also, with a little hubby advise to extend some of the branches
Ok, confidence slowing returning. Feeling better!
Decide to move forward and add flowers. I go and draw three flowers; small, medium, and large. I cut them out as stencils. Then trace them and paint them.
And my belly ache is back. Oh, I hate the flowers! It looks like this is a middle school mural, not something in a dining room…
I cant take anymore, decide to sleep on it.
I wake up and my first thought is the octopus thing I drew on my dining room wall. I head downstairs to decide to what i think … still hate the flowers. So decide to try to remove them. Again … a little prayer + a little elbow grease + a little Windex + a magic eraser + 500 paper towel = (+ a little bit of brown touchup)
Then I thought of these little wood flower I had from World Market and decided to add a few:
It is love. Still think I will go add a few more tiny twigs. But so happy with it.