In the continuing effort to attempt a nursery, I was searching through my many inspirational web saves, jpg’s and clippings… and was reminded of this wonderful gem originally posted on Design Sponge last year. When I first saw Jen’s Bedroom makeover, I immediately wanted to put birch trees in my home somewhere, anywhere! Finally, the time had come. I thought it would be perfect in the nursery. Gentle on the eyes, and an interesting, captivating pattern to boot. Just perfect. Here’s how it went down…

I decided a free-hand attempt at painting was best. After all, there are no straight lines in nature anyway… nothing to get too picky about. I began with a very light first coat — a general guide to follow along…

DIY Birch Tree Wall MuralOnce the first light coat was done, coat number two was easy. Behr Premium Paint-and-Primer-In-One cut down on project time and the coverage was fantastic. I used under a litre of paint for this project.

DIY Birch Tree Wall Mural

To get the project to this stage took approximately two hours. I was working with an existing base colour, and the wall was in great shape, plus, I don’t have much furniture in here to move around. Assuming you contain the project to one wall, you could easily complete your painting in the morning, and enjoy in the afternoon.

DIY Birch Tree Wall Mural

Now to move some items back in place…

DIY Birch Tree Wall Mural    DIY Birch Tree Wall Mural

DIY Birch Tree Wall MuralDIY Birch Tree Wall MuralAnd that’s it… for now, anyway. Waiting on the arrival of the little munchkin before loading in a crib and all those other baby essentials.

The light throughout the different times of day is so gorgeous, especially in the late afternoon. Wish us luck on the adoption! And, thanks for the inspiration Jen, and Design Sponge!

11 Responses

  1. Wow! I love your wall design but even more so, I am in AWE of your bravery! (I would have procrastinated over that decision for a few months before trying it… and then would probably have been too chicken to do it…lol.)

    Just found you thru YHL. Glad to stop by and see your place. I just love grey and white together, so love the use in your living room. Beautiful stuff.

  2. So, so, SO cute!!! I took pictures of a freehand wall painted with birch at IKEA a few months ago, and of course yours is much, much, better. Going into my inspiration file and maybe my bedroom if I get brave!

    1. Excellent! That is the goal, sharing inspiration! We’d love to see your projects over here at fresh crush if you’re not too shy to share! Low-res images can be sent here.

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