Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The Eli Tree
This is the little project that I did in my youngest son's room. He really didn't have too much of a room or nursery until Christmas this past year because lack of money and I just didn't really know what I wanted to do. I love blue and brown together so I did decide to do his nursery in a blue/ brown kind of theme but we just didn't have the money for furniture. So, he slept in a pack-n-play until he was nine months old. Poor little guy. But after Christmas he got a crib, dresser, and a toy storage cubby. It really started coming together but there was a big, empty wall still. I thought about moving our armoire up there but that plan kinda bombed when we couldn't move the armoire up the stairs. It was soooo heavy! So, I decided to paint a tree mural for him and it was 10x cheaper than buying a big piece of furniture to fit that wall. It was actually free!
Here is the empty wall before:
I started by drawing the outline of a tree with a pencil. I messed up a lot but eventually, it was the way I wanted it.
Then I outlined the outside of the tree with a fine tip artists brush and some dark brown acrylic craft paint.
After I did that I stole a couple of polka dot stickers from my daughters room that were the perfect size for the circles I wanted for the leaves. I outlined them with a pencil and got to painting. This time I used some left over green paint from my other sons nursery.