$1.62 Wall Art

Wow – it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything in the area of home decor! I definitely loved our time in the 31 Days of Building Your Marriage series, but it is kinda nice to get back in the swing of things. πŸ™‚

I guess I’ve never shown you any pics of my little girl’s room – besides the ipod pics I took the day we moved in. (and those definitely don’t count!)

Here’s one wall of it:

This was the problem wall. I mean, it wasn’t a big problem…I just wasn’t sure what to put up there. I was planning to just put some of our family pics up there – I already had the frames and some pictures. But while I was browsing Pinterest, inspiration struck. πŸ™‚

Have you ever seen the vinyl wall art – the tree-shaped ones? I think they are the coolest things. A while ago, one of my sisters was looking at some on etsy and I suggested she paint it on her wall instead. Cheaper, ya know?

I decided to take my own advice. πŸ™‚ Here’s how I did it…first, I found several pictures of trees and branches that I liked. I tried to combine some elements from them and traced it out on a piece of paper. My friend (hi, Shannon!!) let me borrow her projector and I projected my rough sketch up on the wall.

That sounds all neat and tidy, but here’s how it looked:

Oh goodness. πŸ˜› Good thing my little girl has lots of books, right?

I took a pencil and traced the branch on the wall. This is what I ended up with:

Then I started to fill it in with paint. I had some leftover paint that I had bought to paint the trim in my guest room, so I decided to put it to good use.

This was the most monotonous part of the whole project. My wall isn’t super smooth, so it was a bit of a pain to try to paint a branch on it…not the same as using a big ol’ roller and painting the whole wall! Here it is after the first coat:

I ended up doing 2-3 coats of paint. It just took a while to get it to look “filled out” like I wanted. Finally, the deed was done and it was time to accessorize my tree! (I know – I’m such a girl) πŸ˜‰

Remember those satin flowers I showed you how to make? This is where my price point ($1.62) comes in. I went to the fabric store and bought 2 colors of pink satin. Each piece was 81 cents. Then I made lots of flowers out of them and stuck them on my tree.

Here’s the finished product:

You like? I do…a lot. πŸ™‚ It’s so girly and goes perfectly with the rest of her room.

Here’s another pic just because:

For now, the flowers are on the wall with masking tape. They’ve been on there for about 3 1/2 weeks, so I’m not planning to use any other “adhesive” unless they fall down. πŸ™‚

That’s it! $1.62 satin + leftover paint + time = original wall art.

Not too shabby. It also helps if you have a nice friend who will let you borrow their projector. For free. πŸ˜‰

Have a fabulous Friday!!

 

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Under the Table and Dreaming

4 comments

  1. becky says:

    Yea!! I love what you did with the flowers. They really do complete the whole wall. Lovely! And so much cheaper than etsy. πŸ˜‰

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