AKA an artist left to her own devices.
Since you’ve had a preview of these before, I thought they deserved their own post.
The outside of our house was a fairly electric blue when we bought it, so we toned it down with cream all over & this redwood brown for the trim parts. We had at least a whole can of paint left over in the garage & I’ve been using it to paint the trim & doors IN the house ever since. A project that is still not complete. I got really tired of the straight-line painting that went along with trim & doors one day & I took a break. We have an odd corner in our dining room that we never use & can’t ever use for anything except as a place to shove odd stuff. Inspired by a picture I saw on the internet somewhere I freehanded these bare branch trees on the wall in pencil first & then went over them with paint almost entirely ignoring the pencil lines I’d drawn. *Sigh Yes I even rebel against myself & color outside my own lines.
Welcome to my world.
The tree on the left is my favorite.
My Mom sent me a package last year that was full of these brightly colored Faux Autumn Leaves or Feaves as we call them. (Leaves spelled with a “K”.) She may have done this because I’d sent her a package full of grass & moss from my yard. I hadn’t ever intended to decorate these painted trees, but I love the Fall so much that I had to tape all the leaves up there. With them on the very tips of the branches it seems like they are the very last leaves of Fall holding on surprisingly long into the Winter months.
Christmas 2012 rolled around & instead of isolating all the Christmas decorations to one room, as I usually do, I “branched out” into the dining room with white paper snowflakes taped to the ceiling. Our neighbors the Stewarts gave us a big shiny red Christmas gift bag full of oranges. I cut up & re-used parts of the bag to wrap my best friend’s beaver Christmas presents, but I still had most of the bag left. Sitting there in the dining room at my computer I decided I’d cut up little Christmas ornaments for the dining room trees in funky shapes. I liked the simplicity & monochromatic-ness of it all more than I thought I would.
I am tempted to do something Spring-ish with the trees now considering all the success I’ve had thus far. Also because my daffodils are already at least two inches tall I’m feeling quite Spring-ish, but that topic is for another post.
There is a “secret” painted tree in our master bathroom, that normally only Aaron & I get to see, but as his adorable love notes gave you all a taste of it already I’ll just jump into the big reveal. I love how it comes off the window & leans into the mirror to admire it’s own lovely curling branches.
How would you decorate the trees for Spring?