Last Updated on February 12, 2019 by Kristi Linauer
I finished my kitchen wall mural! I have to be honest…I’m a little surprised that I actually got it finished. I was so tired on Saturday evening after a long work week (I’m still getting used to all of this physically demanding work), but I was determined to be able to check something off of my “to do” list this weekend, and I was feeling pretty motivated to do something with my kitchen wall after looking at this for the past month.
So using this photo from Istockphoto as inspiration…
and a little bit of leftover paint, I transformed my kitchen wall into this…
Now, of course, I’ll be hanging a chalkboard right here…
…that will look something like this when it’s finished…
I ended up drawing everything freehand…well, everything except those little birds.
I just couldn’t get those right, so used Paint Shop Pro to enlarge the birds on the inspiration picture, printed them out, and traced them onto the wall. But with everything else, I just winged it.
It wasn’t as easy as I thought it was going to be, and it took a couple of tries before I got it right. My first two attempts at drawing a tree were a little too “perfect”, and I learned quickly that trees are far from perfect. They’re not curvy and precious. They’re bumpy and bent. They’re not smooth and rounded. They’re jagged, with lots of “elbows”. It took me a while to get it, but I finally did (I think).
The best thing about this project? It was FREE! The brown paint was left over from when I painted my concrete floors, and the other colors were left over from my hand-painted family name sign. Absolutely free–now THAT’S my kind of project!!
I’m linking this post to:
- Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch
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