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Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Project Ava's Room: The Mural
Well, this past weekend, I finally got to do the bit of the room I was most looking forward to... Ava's mural! I had my heart set on painting a tree in her room and used the tree murals from Pinterest as my inspiration... I like the colour combo of the green tree down the right, but preferred the shape and form of the brown tree top centre... so I mixed it up and had a go...
and this is what happened...
First, I drew an outline on the wall with pencil to show the form of the tree... I tried to take a picture so I could post it, but the pencil was so light, I couldn't get a picture that showed the whole tree... so I decided to skip that and skip straight to the fun part - the painting!
We had half a tin of the green paint that we had used on the chimney breast in her room left over, so this really was a dirt cheap (well, actually free!) project.
When I got home, we had a quick Skype chat with my sis in Australia, and Dave headed off to football, while Ava headed up for her nap. I sat myself down on the sofa with a cup of tea, my wallpaper samples, a pair of scissors and "Julie and Julia" (a movie I recorded over Christmas) and started drawing round my templates and cutting out 40 or so leaves...
It was then time to arrange. I grabbed a big wadge of blue tac, and got to work attaching them to the branches... I did it with blue tac first, so that I had the option of moving some around (which I did end up doing) until I was happy with the end result...
Double bed is heading off this evening, so hoping to have Ava in her new room by the end of the week... Eek!!!
More updates to follow...