Several years ago we vacationed at Yosemite National Park and stayed in one of the rental homes in the park. The views were stunning, the air was fresh and the sunsets were unlike any I have ever seen. As anyone who has vacationed can imagine it was very hard to say goodbye. I dreamt of bringing back a piece of the beauty home with us. In a way with this hand-painted mural we brought the mountains home with us.
While Pinterest-ing one evening I found a DIY mountain mural someone hand-painted. So I started shopping online for mountain scape wallpaper that I could purchase. After comparing prices I decided to just take the plunge and paint it myself.
One of the challenging parts of the project was picking the paint colors, some grey paint colors have underlying colors like green or purple so I had to compare a lot of colors to find the right blend. Thank goodness for paint samples because we went grey-z with them! I think I bought several gallons worth of paint in samples. Worth it once the project was done and we were happy with the color choices.
After the paint colors were chosen I free handed the mountains. I started at the bottom and worked my way up. I would free hand, step back and add peaks and slopes where I felt were needed. It seems very intimidating but it’s actually pretty easy to paint bumpy, snaky lines. It took about a week to complete the project I’m sure it could be completed in less time but I took my time with it.
I love doing yoga by candlelight and practicing mediation in a tranquil and peaceful room. Our bedroom now has a sense of calmness and relaxation.
Feel free to comment below with any questions!