The first crush is now a famous artist! Unfortunately, none of his talent rubbed off on me but I did kinda pull off a forest wall mural… the boys bedroom is coming along, thanks to this forest scene. The entry to the room is kinda funky with angles, a closet that juts out, mini hallway– it was hard to know what to do with it. We live by the Rocky Mountains and we hike, camp, and play in them often. My son really wanted something mountain-esque in his room. I saw an inspiring post by Amanda and gave it a go. Here’s the before:
First I painted the ceiling. That was kinda a beast, I’ll do a post on that later. And the top part of the wall white, to blend the room together. (Man, those painting pants are awesome, they’ve been gracing the blog for years! Ha!)
For the trees I used the same paint used on the other walls from the Pottery Barn teen paint collection.
On the first layer I mixed some of the white ceiling paint in with the green until it was light green. I projected tree line pictures from my computer onto the wall for guidance, even though I didn’t always stick to it.
After that layer was dry, I did the same thing with the true green, the paint on the side walls:
As always, I had plenty of help on the fun. Painting with mom trumps video games for sure:
And after the second tree line was dry I painted the last. I had to tweak this layer quite a bit before I was happy and my rockstar neighbor Jared (surgeon by day helpful neighbor by night) painted details that really helped.
The mural turned out rad. Best of all, the boys like it and that’s what I really care about!
I hope you give it a go, no artist talent required. Also check out my starry night wall mural!