I knew I wanted lots of elephants all around the nursery, but I also knew from the very very beginning I wanted a tree too. The quilt we chose has adorable trees and birds on it too, so I wanted that to be on the walls as well.
So, I decided I wanted the tree to be in a corner, and there was really only one corner that worked with the furniture. :) Easy way to make a decision.
I drew the general look first, then painted the trunk brown, painted the leaves a general green, and went back and added lots of shading to the leaves. Last I added the sweet little birds.
Trunk done ... that is my hand painting the green leaves.
9 months preggo painting in a dress.
Isn't this normal??? ;)
Final steps ... add some shelves.
My plan was for the shelves to look like branches.
Hubs and I found the shelves at Target and couldn't believe what a close color match they were.
The plan is to put little knick-knacks and sweet photos on the shelves ...but more on that later.