Before & After: Photos & Frames To Tree Tops

And Then There Was Home

Although this small section of wall at the bottom of the stairs in Courtney's home was a great place to hang pictures, she was looking for a little more pop. Taking matters into her own hands, she busted out the paint brush, Q-Tips and a little courage and made a change! Who wants to see the results?

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Instead of going through the pains and hassle of setting up a projector to give her a hand up in the art department, she skipped the whole sketching step and went straight to the paint. She used paper towels and Q-Tips to help remove paint from certain areas, replicating the look of natural bark.

The end result looks fabulous and cost her pennies instead of big bucks for wallpaper. She shares a great deal of her process over at And Then There Was Home | Birch Mural, Entry Redo, including one about not stirring your paint to get a more realistic tree!

Thanks Courtney!

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Sarah Trover has lived all across the Midwest and currently calls the hot dog-laden city of Chicago home. She rides scooters and seeks out kitchens that make the best pie.