Have you ever spotted something and thought immediately you just had to have it? I'm usually NOT that person at all whatsoever. I'm the one who "likes" something and works up the nerve to buy it after waffling for ages and ages. I usually get said item home and decide on the following:
1. I hate it
2. I paid way too much for this (usually regular price)
3. This is not going to work
4. I like it!.. and a few weeks later not so much
It is a rare occasion when I love something, get a great deal and keep it. Needless to say I have a returns addiction. Yup, I'm THAT GIRL. I'm sorry. So why am I divulging this not so secret secret to you? Because one of those rare occasions happened where I spotted something and LOVED it. And guess what, I spotted it a few years back and still haven't changed my mind. There are a number of versions out there but this one is one of the more reasonably priced (sorry i just spit tea on the computer as I typed reasonably)
|WOODS WALLPAPER from Anthropologie|
I'm certain I would need at least 2 rolls for my entry hall and that is not going to happen. Even if I had an extra $400 lying around I could think of many other things to spend it on.
I didn't want to leave the hall so bare and boring and I know I love the forest look so I did a bit of google searching and found some images that suggested I could actually put trees on the wall all by myself. Imagine that.
Of course it could never look like the wallpaper but I think the same idea for only $30 suits me just fine.
1 roll of FROG tape (much better than regular painters tape) $9.99
1 can of Martha Stewart Concrete Grey which was an "oops" $15
1 exacto knife $5
and I love it..
How to create a painted birch tree wall
|Using your painter tape outline where you would like your trees and branches|
|Use your exacto knife to cut along the outside of each piece of tape, this will ensure your trees are not perfectly straight and look a little more realistic|
|Paint your wall, I used 2 coats and remove the tape carefully|
|Add details to the branches|
|Don't go overboard on the details, I got a little crazy and ended up wiping away a few lines|