I can easily admit, that I LOVE Pinterest! I was looking for some inspiration of green and rose-colored rooms and I came across a pin of some beautiful forest wallpaper. I wondered long and hard if this was something I could accomplish with PAINT.
Since my good friends were wanting a bedroom makeover, I asked if this was something they were interested in and luckily, they were up for it. I’m sure they were hesitant whether or not this was something that could be accomplished with paint, but with a little reassurance, they were convinced.
Here’s how the wall came together. I purchased four different shades of paint. The base of the wall was painted the same color as the rest of the walls in the bedroom (the lightest shade of green). Next, using a brush and a sea sponge, I used the next shade and made the light-colored bushes. I then took some of the lightest paint, watered it down and did a white wash over the bushes. This gave the effect of fog in the forest. This technique was used all throughout the base of the wall since I wanted the fog to sit low on the painting.
Next, using the second darkest shade, the first set of trees were painted. I used different sized brushes to paint each tree, then used the sea sponge to create the leaves. I continued this method (bushes, fog effect, trees) until the painting was complete. This wall took approximately five hours to paint and the entire room (with some help) took seven hours. The time was well worth the outcome. This mural was painted to create depth and has a 3D effect, which naturally opens up the room.
The next day I came back and decorated the remainder of the bedroom. We kept the existing furniture and added some plants and flowers to keep with the nature of the feature wall. Light pink and rose gold features were added to this room for a stunning contrast. Here is the rest of the room: