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Topic: Painted Tree - who needs vinyl?  (Read 1446 times)
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« on: June 22, 2009 06:48:02 PM »

After some deliberating, I decided to paint a tree in my son's bedroom. I poked around on the internet for vinyl options, but I had trouble finding exactly what I wanted - something simple but realistic (not too whimsical).  I found a photo of basically what I wanted and just printed it out and folded it several times to get a grid to work from.  I spent a bit of time measuring both the paper and wall *numbers crunched* and sketched an outline with pencil. When I was happy with my sketch, I just outlined it with painter's tape, painted several coats of brown paint, and VOILA...a tree.

The idea is to add leaves, animals and other nature items to match the seasons as they come and go.  We may also take creative liberties and add space aliens and the like Smiley.

The room is still 'in the works'.  I'll post photos of his entire room when it's finished.  Stay tuned.
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009 10:40:45 PM »

Love the idea!  It's such a great concept and it turned out so well too.  Nice work!  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009 04:07:12 PM »

very cool! i worked in the toddler room at a daycare center and they had a tree painted on the wall (not as good as yours tho), for summer we would put green leaves on the branches and then at the beginning of fall we would start to replace some of the green leaves with colored leaves until they were all colored and then for winter we would take them all down. bravo on yours, i also love the wall color!
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2009 12:20:43 PM »

Very cool concept.  Maybe you could make an octopus tree, or a star tree, or a gumdrop tree.  Different themes would be really cute.

Nice work.

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