It was so fun to do something crafty after such a long time! I've been brainstorming and collecting inspiration for Lucy's new big girl room, and it's really great to start implementing. I've been seeing lots of birch trees used in design recently, and I totally love the look.
First, I sketched the trees on the wall using a regular pencil.
Then I used pieces of torn painters tape to make the markings in the trees.
I used leftover white latex wall paint from our dining room (I wore a mask and opened the window for all of you who are concerned). At first I was bummed to see how much paint leaked through the tape (curse you textured walls!), but the I realized that it actually looked pretty great.
Here's the final result! It turned out just as I had hoped.
The only problem is that I can't get the pencil off the wall. I thought I could just erase it, but I might have to use the tan paint to cover over it. If you know any cleaning secrets, please pass them on!
I live in a ranch style home with my wonderful husband, Dave and my beautiful little Lucy Love. My favorite things are songwriting, sewing simple projects, and trying to make my house look beautiful. I'm trying to be more bold with color and pattern, and I'm loving every minute of it.