Monday, March 5, 2012

I miss trees...

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.

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  1. I love this, Erin! Great job! Krista

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  2. Hey Sweet girl ! You are so talented! Who knew!!! I am anxious to see the rest of babys room! When is the little Phaff due? Grandma Esther would be so excited to meet your baby! She thought the world of both you girls! Her and I also loved those beautiful trees you grew up with! love and hugs all around! Joan

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    1. Thank you Joan! Hopefully soon I'll have the room completly done and can post pics of it all insted of patches at a time haha! Baby's due May 31st, I think its gunna be sooner though:) Aw I wish so badly she could meet Baby, She was so amazing and sweet! I remember how much you two loved those trees, always huntin round the property for interesting stuff for crafts. Packing the subaru's trunk full of wood and moss and anything else you could stuff in there:) I remember when dad took you guys to Florence and had to rein you guys back on all the loot you wanted to pack back. Good thing you guys didn't have a bigger rig, you would have carried off the whole forest haha! Love you very much! Hope you guys are doin good!

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  3. Amazing, Erin! You are SO talented!

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    1. Stop, your gunna make me get a big head, lol! Thank you very much:D

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