From the time I found out that I was pregnant, I started browsing through my Pottery Barn Kids catalogues. I completely fell in love with the Brooke Bedding collection. At the time I did not realize how popular owls were. I probably wouldn't have picked it had I known, but my mother purchased it and I then started compiling my creations to center around that.
We inherited a shotgun home from Cory's sweet grandmother that was built around the 40's; so, I wanted to keep her room playful but still have an antique-ish feel to it. I spotted a wall decal on Pinterest-- I'm sorry I don't have the link-- and wanted to purchase it but daddy said, "NO". He was afraid that it would pull the sheetrock off if we ever decided to remove it. So I told him I'd paint it. He said, "you don't know how to paint!" My reply was, "WATCH ME!"
I'm stubborn in nature and LOVE a good challenge. It took me several steps but here is my journey....
I first outlined the empty space with painter's tape. I thought it'd be cute to put our initials, but when Cory got home he reminded me that it was Harper's room, not ours! lol So I made a few changes, painted the trunk, let it dry--I'm not patient--, and removed my tape!
Then, I eyeballed the branches, let dry, added my blooms, little birds to match the birds on the bedding, and then added some owls that matched some decals I bought from Target!
Here's the finished product.
Cory ate his words!