I was going to wait to post about this project but decided I'll go ahead and do it now...
I'm from a lovely land filled with trees! I grew up in trees, surrounded by trees, and comforted by trees.
Since my move to the palouse I realize more and more everyday how much trees really meant to me. Of course there are trees here but not like I'm used to. Like our huge yard we have, we only have 2 trees! To me that's an insanely small amount!
Theres also of course trees on the few mountains here but its just not the same as walking out your back door into a forest.
So I notice every project I think of usually involves trees, I usually resist my temptations and try to branch out and use other ideas but recently I gave in:)
When I decided on the theme for our baby's room I thought at first I'd do an African style tree on the wall since the theme is Safari. I decided with the wall being textured I didn't feel like attempting a super detailed tree. Then I decided I'll just do my own style of tree....
When I decided on this it took me a couple days to muster up the courage. For some reason it just seemed a little scary even though I knew it would be easy to fix any mistake. I think I just over thought it and worked myself up. I just wanted to make sure it turned out perfect. Soon as I started though it was easy sneezy! I LOVE how it turned out and I can't wait to do another!
First I was going to use craft paint but then I decided just to do a silhouetted tree, so I just use some left over brown paint I had. I had planed on drawing it first with pencil but as soon as I tried my first mark I realized I could barely see the pencil so I just free handed it, this made it tons easier! I suggest if anyone decides to do any kind of wall mural to just free hand it and have fun with it any mistakes really are easy to fix.