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.