Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Family Tree

It isn't a family tree in that grandma and grandpa are at the bottom and then mom and dad and aunts and uncles on the first branches and then all the children on the next, but it is a beautiful tree for showing off grandbaby pictures.

I started off with a dirty (grandbaby grime) builder's beige wall. 

Painted it a pretty blue. This picture does not really show how beautiful this blue is.
Then I took some brown paint (I don't remember the exact color. It was a sample jar from Lowes.) and painted a tree - trunk and limbs.

I bought a package of small sponges and cut out some leaves.
These sample colors are from Wal-Mart. They are only a couple of dollars each. I bought "forest green" and a blue/gray color called "totally teal" (if I'm reading the bottle correctly).

 Here are the leaves on the tree. Hmmm. I guess I should have taken a close-up picture for you to see. The sponges added a nice texture to the paint.