This week, I'm on to bigger and better things. The hall bathroom has a very large blank wall - just begging for a little inspiration. While digging through millions of pinterest ideas, I happened across this idea from here.
For some reason, I miss my crazy Covey family the most on Sunday evenings - Perhaps its because this was the night my family would always come home from church (a busy day for us since my dad is a pastor), fix something fun for dinner and watch a movie together. Sometimes it was simple food: grilled cheese or a bowl of cereal. Sometimes we'd play games. Sometimes mom and I would take a walk - regardless of what we did, we were together. This past Sunday night, I talked to my mom on the phone - she was ready to tackle a project of her own. This motivated me to get to work...
The original idea is an actual towel rack - I decided to make this a costless DIY project. Since I don't operate electric tools, I had to change up the materials needed.
Using a page from my journal, I sketched my tree out here...
Since we are still unpacking some things, I was unable to quickly locate my yardstick. But a piece of molding would do to help me make long straight lines for the trunk. After sketching the tree on the wall with a pencil, I gathered my painting supplies. I grabbed the can of white paint that we had in the garage from painting my kitchen cabinets. After digging through my craft supplies, I realized there was only one option for my choice of paint brush if I wanted to use supplies I had on hand...
The trunk was a breeze - just simple lines. But I had a lot more details before this would resemble my inspiration photo. With just the trunk painted, it was looking a little like a skinny version of the Washington Monument - Although my husband loves DC, I was not planning to decorate the hall bathroom in such a theme.
After all the lines were filled in with one coat, I was satisfied with the amount of branches.
Three coats later, my painting was done.
I'm so pleased with the results!
While my husband had out his tools - he graciously hung a few more things for me in the kitchen. My $3 tray for the latest Treasure Hunt made an adorable message board.
And I chose to hang my favorite birdie hook under it to told my measuring cups and spoons. I'm in search of something else cute to hang to the left of the bird...maybe another hook.
He also hung the word "EAT" over the pantry door.
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