I wanted to share with you a sneak peak of a project I've been working on for Noah's room.
For the longest time I didn't know what direction to go in his nursery. It wasn't until recently when we finally found a decent rug for his room that I felt like I had a good starting point. The rug (pic below) is neutral and has a playful texture similar to tree bark.
I liked the idea of adding tree decals to the empty wall in the picture above - it would tie in with the rug, and add color, dimension and interest to an otherwise boring wall. I researched some tree decals and came accross a variety of styles (below):
|Image courtesy of Cuttingedgestencils.com|
|Image courtesy of Womantribune.com|
|Image courtesy of Modernurbanbaby.com|
So I embarked on the journey of painting my first mural, I started a few days ago and have been working on it for an hour or so a day. First I sketched the trees which surprisingly didn't take long. Then I whipped out the brushes and that's when the fun began. I'm still in the painting stage and so far I'm really happy with the results. I hope Noah likes it as much as I do. I know he loves the birds because everytime he walks in he get's excited and keeps pointing at them and saying "bird" over and over again. Anyway, enough talk, here are some progress pictures of my tree mural:
|Sketch of one of my favorite sections - two birds sitting on a branch|
|First coat of paint|
|After a few layers of paint...|
Bird #1 is painted on
Hope you all had a great weekend!