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Jul192010

Branch Wall :: THE END

OK, deep breath... IT'S DONE!!!  I know, I can hardly believe it myself, what with the epic eight month completion time.  But there it is, in all its glory.  You thought I'd never finish, didn't you?  To be fair, I finished the first coat in May... Yes, I'm crazy enough to insist on painting a second coat because the first one was SO MUCH FUN.  Also, it just looks better.

So, to recap, I first thought of the branch wall idea a few years ago after I spotted Ferm Living's Branch Wallpaper.  But, at $115 per single roll, it was a little more than I wanted to pay.  Jump to nearly two years later, and I finally took the plunge and decided to DIY it.  Many, many months and hand cramps after that, I finally finished it.  Just in time for...

...a piano!  Yes folks, the Branch Wall now hides behind Brady's childhood piano, which was delivered on Friday.  (Hence my disappearance from the blog last Friday.  I was hastily finishing up the last of the wall.  The piano was literally delivered 30 minutes after my final brush stroke!)  Luckily for us, Brady's mom decided to get a white piano some twenty years ago.  She must have known it would someday find its way in front of a black and white wall.

So Adventurers, that's the end of this DIY saga.  Now on to the next project: painting our kitchen cabinets!

[Paint: Graphite (wall) and Decorator's White (branches) both from Benjamin Moore]

Psst!  See more pics here.

Reader Comments (5)

how utterly utterly fabulous!

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

Thank you so much, Joyce! I'm so happy to have it done. Now to find some pretty things to go on top of the piano! :)

July 19, 2010 | Registered CommenterCapreeK

I can't believe how perfect that piano fits into your room!!!! Hello? Perfection!

I really think it's the perfect thing to cover up a portion of the branch wall.

Also, I really like this wall paper....how do you think I can recreate the gold foil look?

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?subCategoryId=HOME-WALLPAPER-ANIMAL&id=973844&catId=HOME-WALLPAPER&pushId=HOME-WALLPAPER&popId=HOME&sortProperties=&navCount=55&navAction=top&fromCategoryPage=true&selectedProductSize=&selectedProductSize1=&color=095&colorName=MULTI&isSubcategory=true&isProduct=true&isBigImage=&templateType=

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegRuth Photography

wow thanks for bringing me here to see this wall....im so jealous i want to do this on my wall! but 8 months..i dont know if i can stare at an incomplete canvas for 8 months LOL :(

May 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfrankysportfolio

Franky - I know!! I wouldn't do it again. Haha! But, to be fair, there was A LOT of that 8 month period spent not painting... and procrastinating instead. If you were super determined and had unparalleled patience, you could probably knock this out in four weekends. Maybe. OR, if I had been really smart, I would have used those paint pens instead of a brush, which would have sped things up a bit no doubt. Next time! ;)

May 29, 2012 | Registered CommenterCapreeK
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