Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tree Wall Mural

So Bresh wanted a mural on her room wall. B says she is done with all things pink. But this tree from caught her eye.

Step One was to have the base walls painted Light Mulberry. When that dried, we lined out the trunk. B has never understood the point of monkey bars, nor deigned to ever climb one but she scrambled up onto the rickety paint-scaffold quite casually. I, on the other hand, was not too enthusiastic.


But once up there, who wants to come down again? This is not the most flattering angle for a photograph, with my kameez tucked into my shalwar but, well, that's me posing recklessly.

The next couple of days, whenever B announced, 'Ama, I'm Boooooooored," I'd hand her a paintbrush and a can of green paint and she'd climb up the scaffold and paint in a few crooked leaves. I, meanwhile, added branch upon crooked branch.

Here's a look at the final product. 
For the finishing touch: We stuck on some reflector birds.